VIDEO: Students from Colorado STEM shooting walk out of 'politicized' vigil

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5/9/2019 10:01 AM   0 Comments

A vigil honoring Colorado high school shooting victim Kendrick Castillo dissolved into protest late Wednesday with some students walking out and others chanting "mental health" when speakers discussed gun control. More than 2,000 attended the vigil at STEM School Highlands Ranch High School, as STEM School Highlands Ranch students burst into a spontaneous demonstration, protesting politics and the media. Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Jason Crow spoke urged support for gun control legislation, prompting students in the crowd to shout out dissenting comments such as "political stunt" and "we are people, not a statement" to applause. Some students walk out to the parking lot, holding up lighted cellphones and yelling expletives at media folks on the scene.