High school students to stand in protest of gun violence

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group of high school students in Utah are coming together to stand in protest of gun violence in schools.

The Standard-Examiner <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.standard.net/Education/2018/02/26/Students-at-Ben-Lomond-High-standing-against-gun-violence-in-schools.html”>reports</a> students at Ben Lomond High School will stand quietly at their desks for three minutes to call attention to the continuing gun violence in schools. The protest begins at 2:14 p.m. Monday, and every Monday thereafter.

The students are calling their movement #Standfor214. The significance of standing at 2:14 p.m. is to act as a reminder that the latest school shooting happened at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14 —or 2/14.

The students also will stand for three minutes, ending at 2:17 p.m., in honor of the 17 lives lost in the shooting.

The idea for the silent protest developed in teacher Doug Stephens’ Advanced Placement classes.

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Information from: Standard-Examiner, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.standard.net”>http://www.standard.net</a>

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