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Utah students walkout to commemorate mass school shooting and protest gun violence

Students at East High School protest gun violence as part of a national walkout. (Photo: Larry D. Curtis / KUTV)

(KUTV) -- In a national campaign to commemorate the mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and protest gun violence, Utah students, teachers, faculty, and administration left the classrooms in walkouts at 10 a.m., Wednesday morning.

The walkouts lasted 17 minutes to honor the 17 people gunned down by Nikolas Cruz, 19, in the Florida shooting that took place, Feb. 14.

KUTV 2News provided broadcast coverage from its reporters at local high schools to keep the public informed about the nationwide event on the local level.

At East High School in Salt Lake City, a man with a bullhorn set up across the street from the school. After students observed a moment of silence, some crossed the street and confronted the man. Salt Lake City police were on hand but the man walked away at that point.

Submit your videos and photos of your #NationalSchoolWalkout here.




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