Aspen Middle School students organize community march |

Aspen Middle School students organize community march

Aspen High student have 17-minute walkout Wednesday morning, plan bigger event for April 20

Staff report

A group of Aspen Middle School students are organizing a community march Wednesday to honor the 17 people killed at a Florida high school and to show their support for more gun regulations. The march will start at 4:15 p.m. at the middle school and will end at Paepcke Park.

Wednesday is the one-month anniversary of the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Anyone in the community is welcome at the march. For more information contact Bettina Slusar 312-493-5112 or


A group of high school students on Wednesday morning joined the national walkout event at 10 a.m. and spent 17 minutes outside school in a march around the campus. The 17 minutes signified one minute for each person killed in last month’s Florida school shooting.

A group of high-schoolers is planning a bigger protest on April 20, which is the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting in Littleton.

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