New England Patriots Fly Parkland Students to Rally

'There's definitely a lot of emotions,' parent says
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2018 10:10 AM CDT
NFL Team Flies Parkland Survivors to Rally
The New England Patriots' team plane is guided into a hangar.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The New England Patriots helped students and families from Parkland, Fla., arrive at the "March for Our Lives" rally in style, the Boston Globe reports. On Thursday, team owner Robert Kraft flew students injured at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and the families of 17 victims to Washington, DC, on the team's official plane. Guests were served food and drinks and glimpsed the Super Bowl LI championship ring, ABC News reports. Parent Meredith Barry calls it "surreal" but says it was a "giant family yesterday on that plane. ... There's definitely a lot of emotions." She says MSD survivors remain "scared," particularly in facing a big crowd. The Saturday rally is expected to draw thousands of demonstrators against gun violence. (Read more gun violence stories.)

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