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Friday - April 20, 2018 12:28 pm

La Crescent students conduct gun violence walkout in school

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Students participate in gun violence ceremony at La Crescent High School on Friday Students participate in gun violence ceremony at La Crescent High School on Friday WIZM News photo

A few dozen students leave class for program at La Crescent

For students and schools that missed out on a nationwide gun violence demonstration in March, a new series of events happened Friday morning to mark the anniversary of the 1999 deaths at Columbine High School in Colorado. 

Many La Crescent High School students met in the school auditorium at 10 am, the time for national walkouts.  

Eight students sat on the auditorium stage to read stories about the people killed in the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Valentine's Day. 

The organizers said some students didn't think the auditorium event was going to be serious, and took down signs promoting the walkout. 
La Crescent students were advised not to actually walk out of the school as a demonstration, because they could face punishment for being absent. 

Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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