Utah students walkout on Columbine anniversary

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- Students all across the nation held demonstrations Friday to honor the victims of Columbine.

Friday marks 19 years since the school shooting that left 13 people dead in Littleton, Colorado.

The walkouts were at 10 a.m. Participants had a moment of silence for the Columbine victims as well as other shootings.

Following the walkout there was a rallying event at the Utah State Capitol building. 

“It will be a day of action,” organizer Conor Spahr said.

Students say teh overwhelming number of school shootings is upsetting. 

“My dad; when we were driving to school this morning he was talking about how he remembered when the columbine shooting happened and I was just trying to think about how even the shooting that happened a couple months ago I can’t even think about what I was doing that day.,” said Juli Grant. 

The event is a part of the fight against gun violence in the U.S.

It follows a surge of youth activism following the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

Students near Washington plan to rally for gun control at the Capitol. At Columbine High School, classes are canceled for a day of service.

For more on the event in Utah click here.

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