JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A senior at Golden High School in Jefferson County thinks there’s a better alternative to student walkouts.

Emmy Adams (credit: CBS)

Emmy Adams is organizing a district-wide gathering on Wednesday, the same day students across the country will participate in the walkouts.

Adams says her event is different because it will be after school at 6 p.m. at the North Area Athletic Complex.

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“At my school, we are sitting on our field in a huge circle and doing 17 minutes of memorial for the 17 victims. We’re not going out on the street. We’re not marching somewhere where people could get hit by a car or anything like that,” Adams said. “Students all across the district can come and unite together without disrupting the school day, without putting anyone’s safety on the line.”

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Adams says parents, teachers and staff are also invited.

Columbine survivors are scheduled to be there with state legislators and the mayor of Golden.

  1. Ann Pirie says:

    There should be no walkouts during class time. What a disgrace to each and every one of you who participate. Superintendents, principals and teachers should be held accountable for allowing such behavior.

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