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Boston Bombing Survivor's Daughter Plans Walkout Over Guns

Westlake High School
Westlake High School

A Utah girl whose mother was running the Boston Marathon when it was bombed in 2013 is among those arranging walkouts to protest gun violence in schools.

Kaylee Anderson and other Utah County students will be participating on March 14 in the walkouts that have been scheduled nationwide.

The walkouts will last for 17 minutes to represent the 17 people killed in the Feb. 14 Parkland, Florida, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Anderson says more than 30 Westlake High School students will participate with her.

Utah County school districts plan to enforce normal attendance policies the day of the walkout, which means students will need a parent to call in to excuse them from class to avoid an unexcused absence.