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Park City Students To Protest School Gun Violence

Mar 12, 2018

Two Park City High School seniors have organized a student walkout for Wednesday. The event is part of a nationwide student protest against gun violence. The massacre in Parkland, Florida, that took 17 lives last month has been the inspiration behind this national student movement. Carolyn Murray has this:

After the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month, two Wasatch County students threatened gun violence on Snapchat videos. Local police immediately responded, thanks to alerts from other students.  Thursday night the Wasatch board of education held a special public meeting to review school security procedures.  Carolyn Murray reports.

Roughly 200 Wasatch County residents attended a school board meeting Thursday night to talk about school security, active shooter scenarios, and whether staff might use concealed weapons to deter violence.  Many in attendance expressed gratitude and support for the way the School District is addressing the threats recently made by two students threatening gun violence.   Twenty five to 30 people asked specific questions about current and future security measures. Carolyn Murray has this:


Park City Council members are questioning whether their jobs have become too time consuming for an average citizen to do. Melissa Allison has more:

The Summit County Council Wednesday took another step forward in launching a bond issue of up to $22 million, which will finance road improvements throughout the county.  Rick Brough walks us through the details:

In recent meeting, the Summit County Council got an updated Housing Needs Assessment and also asked Promontory developers to fulfill an 18-year-old commitment for affordable homes.  Rick Brough spoke with council member Doug Clyde about the situation:

The Park City Board of Education received legal training on open and closed meetings and public records regulations. The board felt it was needed to bring new members up to speed and to have clear legal guidance as they go through the superintendent hiring process. Carolyn Murray has this:

Budget talks have been underway for at least six weeks at Park City School District Board of Education meetings. Discussions this week included staffing needs for elementary school intervention and changes in student fees. The state does not allow fees to be charged at the elementary school level. However, pre-school fees can be charged.  Board members are looking for more details before approving new fees for 2018-19. Carolyn Murray has this:

The Kimball Art Center has selected a new director, and it didn't have to look farther than the interim director, Jory McComber. Rick Brough has the story:

A Summit County administrative law judge has issued an order settling a dispute between a homeowner in The Preserve, a luxury neighborhood north of Interstate Highway 80, and development's homeowners association.  At issue is a site downhill from the homeowner's property where the HOA was storing mainentance equipment and other items, as Rick Brough tells us: