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Multiple Maryland events set to raise gun violence awareness

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Multiple events are scheduled this weekend in Maryland for National Gun Violence Awareness Day, including one at a school where a student was shot to death.

A picnic is scheduled at Great Mills High School on Saturday where participants will wear orange in support of raising gun violence awareness.

Sixteen-year-old Jaelynn Willey was mortally wounded in March after 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins shot her before killing himself at the school.

Some Maryland buildings will be lit orange. They include Baltimore City Hall, the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus and the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Three churches in Cumberland also will be lit orange, including Emmanuel Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and First Presbyterian.

Organizers say more than 350 events will take place across the country from Friday through Sunday.

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