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Columbine High School students get shout-out from Parkland student leader

Author: Marianne Goodland - April 16, 2018 - Updated: April 16, 2018

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Christopher Liberatore kneels in prayer in Littleton in 2004 at a cross dedicated to his friend Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shooting. Tuesday marked the fifth anniversary of the tragedy at Columbine where a teacher and 12 students were killed. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg is among those calling for a nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence on Friday, April 20. But he’s also standing in support of Columbine High School students who won’t be walking out Friday, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

On April 11, Hogg re-tweeted a call for a walkout on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting. The walkout is in part a voter registration drive for young people.

However, Columbine High School has historically had a different approach to its tragic anniversary. The school is closed on April 20 so that students can participate in community service projects.

Hogg got the message.

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.