“Never again”: vigil to end gun violence

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(WBRE/WYOU) — Two weeks after the deadly school shooting in Florida, a church in Wayne County is making national headlines.

Sanctuary Church near Newfoundland encouraged people to bring AR-15’s to a couple’s blessing ceremony Wednesday.

Participants said the rifles symbolize the “rod of iron” in the Bible’s Book of Revelation.

Later that night, a vigil took place at the Pike County Courthouse in response to that event and the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

People held signs that said “Remember Parkland” as they read the names of the 17 victims who lost their lives.

The church service impacted classes at Wallenpaupack South Elementary School.

Their classes were moved to the North campus near Hawley as a precaution.

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