Salt Lake City mayor helps students register to vote during walkout

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- It was exactly one month ago Wednesday that a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Wednesday at 10 a.m. students in Utah and across the country took part in a protest to raise awareness about school safety and the impact of gun violence. It lasted 17 minutes. One minute for every victim lost.

Schools all across the state participated.

At West High School, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski stopped by to help students register to vote. 

“Our children are the future and demand change. We all have a responsibility to support them and press for the end of school and gun violence. I am inspired and so proud of each and every student across SLC and the country who is speaking up to make their voice heard,” she posted on Facebook.

Some schools offered other activities during the 17 minutes to keep kids in school.

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