From across the country, students, parents head to the district for March For Our Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Students, teachers, parents, and supporters from across the country started to flow into the District on Friday to prepare for the March For Our Lives rally.

The anti-gun rally, which could bring as many as 500,000 protesters to downtown Washington, is scheduled to kick off at noon along Pennsylvania Avenue.

The event was planned by the student survivors following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida back on February 14th.

A group of four girls from Oregon went to check out the setup on Pennsylvania Avenue on Friday.

"There was a woman in our community that decided to sponsor a couple of us," said Nancy Montecinos, a junior in high school. "It's our time to make a difference."

A mother and her young daughter came all the way from Chicago.

"We believe our children are speaking to us," she said.

Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda hosted a number of students, parents, and staff from Montgomery County for a dinner and pep rally.

They also provided a number of handouts with some information and tips for students out of town attending the march.

"I am more optimistic than ever that we will take our righteous fury out on the ballot box on November 6th 2018," said a student speaker.