Callan Pugh/News Middle and high school students at Fredericktown observe a moment of silence Tuesday for victims of school violence. The gathering was optional and a collaborative effort between students and administration.
Callan Pugh/News Middle and high school students at Fredericktown observe a moment of silence Tuesday for victims of school violence. The gathering was optional and a collaborative effort between students and administration.

Callan Pugh/Mount Vernon News

Middle and high school students at Fredericktown observe a moment of silence Tuesday for victims of school violence. The gathering was optional and a collaborative effort between students and administration. Request this photo

FREDERICKTOWN — Students in grades 6 through 12 at Fredericktown observed an optional moment of silence Tuesday afternoon.

The moment of silence was observed on the track and, according to Middle School Principal Matthew Caputo, was held as a show of “solidarity to remember those who are victims of school violence.”

The moment of silence was optional and students were allowed to stay in their classrooms if they did not wish to attend. The observance was not meant to take a political stance and was for the kids, Caputo said. The gathering was planned by “students in cooperation with the school administration” the principal explained.

“As we come together as a group let us continue to move forward as a group and support each other in our academics, our athletics and our community,” Caputo said to the gathered students from the press box ending the moment of silence.

 

Callan Pugh: 740-397-5333 or callan@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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