Rally held at Pleasantville school during threat delay

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Pleasantville High School students used a two-hour delay Wednesday morning to stage an anti-violence and gun control rally.

All schools in Pleasantville were on the delay after a middle school student made an apparent threat Tuesday evening.  Police interviewed the student and his parents and deemed the threat not credible, saying it was intended as a joke during a conversation.  The schools were put on a two-hour delay as a safety precaution.

Student Teresa Hoffmeister said the rally started with five friends who wanted to make a difference and show their feelings about the issue.  She says they posted about it on social media and many people joined the effort.

Students said although they can't stop violence altogether, they hoped the rally is a step in the right direction.

"It brings everyone together, it energizes the community and it shows them we're powerful people.  I'll be able to vote soon and I'll make sure to use that right to my advantage," said student Joseph Zucker.

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