Students voice gun violence, safety concerns to state leaders

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BOUNTIFUL, Utah (News4Utah) – Students gathered at Bountiful High School to share their concerns about gun violence in schools Thursday night. 

State Sen. Todd Weiler organized the meeting in the hopes of speaking with students who had demonstrated by walking out of school in the wake of the deadly Parkland, Fla. school shooting.

“You wonder oh my goodness am I gonna die here,” said one student on Thursday night to the state leaders gathered for the open mic event.

Another students said:  “My friend has occurring nightmares about a shooter in the school and hurting people.”

State Sen. Todd Weiler and others listened to the students from the auditorium stage at Bountiful High.

“I’m not opposed to background checks. I’m not opposed to looking at the AR-15s and things like that for private citizens,” said Weiler.

He says more meeting like this one are scheduled in Salt Lake and Utah Counties.

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