Students walk out on Columbine anniversary


High school students across the country walked out of their classes at 10 a.m. local time on April 20, 19 years after the shooting at Columbine High School that left 13 people dead. According to a press release, students in Utah will convene on the Utah State Capitol at 1:30 p.m.

The students will deliver letters to Utah state officials asking them to reform Utah’s gun laws. They will also stage a “die in” to protest Utah’s current gun laws, which they deem insufficient for protecting students from gun violence.

AP reports that plans for this national walkout began shortly after the Parkland shooting when a Connecticut teen began an online petition.

According to the national school walkout website, there were walkouts in every state. The Utah-specific website includes event information and a link to sign the petition.

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