School Violence is Addressed at Bourbon High School

Bourbon County High School students moment of silence

April 20th was a Special Day for Bourbon County High School.  Rather than a walk out, the students and staff planned a day of school shooting awareness. The day was the 19 year anniversary of the Columbine school shooting. The day began with an assembly in the gym as a memorial to all students and staff who have been lost to school violence. Five seniors each read an account of a different school shooting.These students were Kathryn Wade, Hayley Hill, Tyler Treilobs, Aaron Poe and Mick  Seither. Random students were given colored cards as they entered the gym and were asked to stand to represent victims of the various schools. A video of a school shooting survivor was also a part of the program.  After assembly students had the option to stay for a voluntary prayer.  Second period was a panel of four seniors giving different view of gun control and gun involvement in schools. The panel consisted of Aaron Poe, Jacob Bailey, Riley Alexander and Matthew Dampier moderated by Mick Seither. A period followed  in the cafeteria in which students could write letters to representatives about gun control and its place in the school building. Another session  was in the library to duscuss Gun laws in the school setting. A session on Kindness and Individual Impact on Bourbon County High School was in the auditorium followed by a session on school safety.

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