Central Indiana students return home from DC March For Our Lives

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Dozens of local teenagers are getting back to central Indiana after taking part in the March For Our Lives event in Washington, D.C.

The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis had about 40 young people head up. They returned early Sunday morning.

“Just to see that people our age feel the same way and feel as strongly as we do and want something done about it, I think was really just… moving,” said Eleanor Thompson, a junior at Carmel High School.

The students were a part of nearly 1 million young people who marched on the nation's capital demanding tougher gun laws.

“It was people from all over the country saying, 'We love our country, we love what we represent, but this one issue we are being failed',” said Abby Thomas, a junior at Cathedral High School.

The kids said they wanted to be at the center of the protest to be a part of history.

“This movement helped bring us together and said there are more people that care about this issue and we are going to join together and vote out people that don’t represent our beliefs,” Thomas said.

Students from Bloomington were also headed back home Sunday.

Most of the teens who attended the rally aren’t even old enough to vote yet, but still feel like they can make a change.

"We're going to keep on fighting and this is going to be the issue our generation tackles,” said Caleb Poer, a senior at Bloomington North High School.