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2018's top stories: Colfax students walk out in wake of gun violence, others stay inside


January 3, 2019

Colfax junior high and high school students hold hands March 14 for a moment of silence in memory of the fallen Parkland, Fla., students who were victims of gun violence.

On a rainy Wednesday, March 14, an estimated 60 students walked out of third-hour class at Colfax Junior-Senior High School as part of a national student reaction to the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that killed 17 people a month before.

Kiah Miller and Ariel Grimaud, members of the class of 2018, organized the Colfax event – which was coordinated with permission by Superintendent Jerry Pugh and Principal Carrie Lipe.

Addressing the students from the main school steps outside, Miller read a letter that she would offer for students to sign, to go to area political representatives, saying...

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