George and Amal Clooney to march, donate $500,000 after Florida shooting

George and Amal Clooney are showing their support for the March for Our Lives demonstration after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

“Amal and I are so inspired by the courage and eloquence of these young men and women from Stoneman Douglas High School,” the couple tell Us Weekly in a statement. “Our family will be there on March 24 to stand side by side with this incredible generation of young people from all over the country, and in the name of our children Ella and Alexander, we’re donating 500,000 dollars to help pay for this groundbreaking event. Our children’s lives depend on it.”

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: George Clooney and Amal Clooney go for dinner on April 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24: (L-R) John Molner, Katie Couric, George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend March For Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for March For Our Lives)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: George Clooney, Amal Clooney arrives at the Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' 'Suburbicon' at Regency Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Executive producer/director George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney arrive at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Suburbicon' at the Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: George Clooney and Amal Clooney walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Elisabetta A. Villa/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: George Clooney and Amal Clooney walk the red carpet ahead of the 'Suburbicon' screening during the 74th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 02: George Clooney and Amal Clooney are seen leaving Hotel Cipriani during the 74. Venice Film Festival on September 2, 2017 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images,)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrive at the Cesar Film Awards 2017 at Salle Pleyel on February 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Fran�is Pauletto/Corbis via Getty Images)
(FILES) File photo dated February 24, 2017 shows US actor George Clooney and his wife British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney as they arrive for the 42nd edition of the Cesar Ceremony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The couple welcomed their twin babies, Ella and Alexander, June 6, 2017 in London, the actor's publicist said. The 39-year-old human rights lawyer and 56-year-old Hollywood star -- both first-time parents -- tied the knot in Venice in 2014. / AFP PHOTO / bertrand GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 24: George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrive at the Cesar Film Awards Ceremony at Salle Pleyel on February 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff/Charriau/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: (AFP OUT) Actor George Clooney (L) and wife Amal Clooney attend a Leaders Summit for Refugees during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Peter Foley - Pool/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the 'Money Monster' Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MAY 29: George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend 'Un Muro o Un Ponte' Seminary held by Pope Francis at the Paul VI Hall on May 29, 2016 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
(FILES) File photo dated February 11, 2016 shows US actor George Clooney (R)and his wife Amal arrive at the 66th Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin. George and Amal Clooney welcomed their twin babies, Ella and Alexander, on June 6, 2017 in London, the actor's publicist Stan Rosenfeld said. The 39-year-old human rights lawyer and 56-year-old Hollywood star -- both first-time parents -- tied the knot in Venice in 2014. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 01: George Clooney and Amal Clooney arrives at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Hail, Caesar!' at Regency Village Theatre on February 1, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Clooney and Actor George Clooney arrive at the premiere of 'Our Brand In Crisis' held at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 26: Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the premiere of 'Our Brand Is Crisis' at TCL Chinese Theatre on October 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney are seen in Midtown on September 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
IBIZA, SPAIN - AUGUST 23: (L-R) Michael Meldman, Monica Gambee, Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford host the official launch of Casamigos Tequila in Ibiza, at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach hotel on August 23, 2015 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
IBIZA, SPAIN - AUGUST 23: Amal Clooney (L) and Founder of Casamigos Tequila George Clooney attend as Casamigos founders Rande Gerber, George Clooney and Mike Meldman host the official launch of Casamigos Tequila in Ibiza and Spain at Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel on August 23, 2015 in Ibiza, Spain. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)
US movie star George Clooney (R), accompanied by his wife Amal (L), arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo on May 24, 2015. Clooney is now here for the Japanese premiere of his new film 'Tomorrowland', a retro-futuristic spectacle mixing environmental themes with sci-fi wizardry. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - MAY 25: Lawyer Amal Clooney (R) and actor George Clooney (L) attends the Tokyo premiere of 'Tomorrowland' at Roppongi Hills on May 25, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 09: (L-R) Mia Alamuddin, actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Clooney attend the premiere of Disney's 'Tomorrowland' at AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theater on May 9, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actor George Clooney and lawyer Amal Clooney attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Amal Clooney and George Clooney are seen on May 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 28: Amal Clooney, George Clooney get dinner at Caravaggio in Upper East Side on APRIL 28, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 07: George Clooney and Amal Clooney get dinner at Kappo Masa sushi restaurant in Upper East Side seen out in the Big Apple in yellow on MARCH 07, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actor George Clooney (L) and Amal Clooney attend the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
George and Amal leave Venice town hall Ca'Farsetti after their civil marriage cerimony (Photo by Giulia Candussi/Corbis via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin sighted on the way to their civil wedding at Canal Grande on September 29, 2014 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Robino Salvatore/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 28: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin leave the Aman Hotel on September 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by PVS/GC Images)
VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 26: George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice on September 26, 2014 in Venice, Italy. George Clooney is set to marry his lawyer fiancee Amal Alamuddin this weekend in Venice where they met. (Photo by PVS/GC Images)
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March for Our Lives is a movement created and led by students across the U.S. to demand action on gun control. The group will take to the streets of Washington, D.C., on March 24. “Every kid in this country now goes to school wondering if this day might be their last. We live in fear,” reads the mission statement on the movement’s website. “It doesn’t have to be this way. Change is coming. And it starts now, inspired by and led by the kids who are our hope for the future. Their young voices will be heard.”

As previously reported, former student Nikolas Cruz was arrested and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after police said he opened fire with an AR-15 rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, killing 17 students and teachers and injuring 14 others.

The 19-year-old’s attorney Melissa McNeill said she plans to seek a plea deal, with Cruz agreeing to plead guilty to the 17 counts if prosecutors do not seek the death penalty.

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President Trump, first lady Melania visit Parkland shooting victims at Florida hospital
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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump speak while visiting first responders at Broward Health North hospital in Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 16, 2018. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital to offer their respects to the victims of a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks with doctor Igor Nichiporenko (L) and First Lady Melania Trump while visiting first responders at Broward Health North hospital Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 16, 2018. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital to offer their respects to the victims of a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with Dr. Igor Nichiporenko, trauma surgeon at Broward Health North Hospital in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S., February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with Dr. Igor Nichiporenko, trauma surgeon at Broward Health North Hospital in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S., February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
US President Donald Trump speaks with doctor Igor Nichiphorenko (L) and First Lady Melania Trump while visiting first responders at Broward Health North hospital Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 16, 2018. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital to offer their respects to the victims of a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks with doctor Igor Nichiporenko (L) and First Lady Melania Trump while visiting first responders at Broward Health North hospital Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 16, 2018. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital to offer their respects to the victims of a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with doctor Igor Nichiporenko (L) beside First Lady Melania Trump while visiting first responders at Broward Health North hospital Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 16, 2018. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital to offer their respects to the victims of a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with medical staff of Broward Health North Hospital in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S., February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
US President Donald Trump speaks with doctor Igor Nichiporenko (L) and First Lady Melania Trump while visiting first responders at Broward Health North hospital Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 16, 2018. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited a Florida hospital to offer their respects to the victims of a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with Dr. Igor Nichiporenko, trauma surgeon at Broward Health North Hospital in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S., February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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