Florida shooting survivors secure new Utah town hall venue

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Survivors of the Florida high school shooting massacre have secured a new venue for their planned Utah gun reform town hall after a suburban movie theater revoked its earlier offer.

The group said Thursday they would hold the weekend town hall at the Mountain America Expo Center in Sandy.

Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theatres had previously pulled out of its contract to host the event, saying it was "escalating into a potentially contentious situation."

Students from the Parkland, Florida, school where 17 people were shot dead in February are scheduled to speak.

The Utah Gun Exchange has followed the students' road trip across the country in a military-style armored vehicle and has said it would host their town hall.

The students declined the offer, saying they wanted a gun-free location and questioning the Utah Gun Exchange's motives.

Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories