A dozen high schoolers gave speeches, shared personal stories or performed. The student organizers also arranged for Democratic state Sen. Andy Kerr to say a few words.
Students stood, hushed, for 17 minutes as balloons were released into a clear blue sky overhead.
The coordinated protest was meant to mark one month since the deadly shooting in Florida.
In a wide ranging interview with Colorado Matters, the senator also addressed North Korea, and President Trump’s call for new trade tariffs on steel and aluminum.
She was a 12-year-old student at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego when a teenager opened fire, killing two and wounding nine others.
Every year since Neville was elected in 2014, he’s introduced a bill to allow concealed carry on school grounds.
Frank DeAngelis, who retired from Columbine in 2014, said the shooting survivors will deal with the tragedy in different ways.
The horror of April 20, 1999 changed Patrick Neville and Samantha Haviland's lives in different ways, yet inspired both to take action and serve others.
Scott's daughter, Rachel, was among 13 killed in the 1999 rampage in suburban Denver.