GJHS students respond after Measure 4A fails to pass

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) The repercussions of the failure of Measure 4A is now being felt across campus. Students at Grand Junction High School are taking to the streets in protest, saying something needs to be done to make their school safer.

A group of around 20 students started walking out at about noon on Nov. 7.

They walked from 5th to 12th street of North Avenue.

The group of students were holding signs and chanting their frustration following Tuesday’s elections.

Some say the reason they are protesting is because they don’t feel safe at school...saying the school is falling apart with cracks in the walls and ceilings and over fifty insecure exits in the buildings.

"That is minuscule when you think about it, that's like your what Starbucks coffee. We feel like that price is willing to pay for our education. Because a good education requires good safety and good health, and that's not what this high school's providing for us,” says GJHS Senior Trinidy Jordan.

If passed, homeowners would've paid more in property taxes, and the school would have been able to rebuild Grand Junction High.

The measure failed with nearly 53 percent of the vote.

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