Students usually say a pledge of honor for their country. But Thursday, they recited a pledge of a different kind. More than 3,000 students throughout the state took the national student pledge against gun violence. They promised not to use guns to solve disputes or bring weapons to school. Officials say it`s important for kids to get the message early. "Once they get into their teenage years, they tend to have their minds made up which way they want to go," say Mike Standfield, deputy chief of police with the Pine Bluff Police Department. Law enforcement officials throughout Pine Bluff and Jefferson County visited the schools and led the children in the pledge.