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9:55 AM, Dec 21, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - A high school student is hoping to bring new security measures to schools.

Chaye and her brother Rhett Gutierrez, both students at Standley Lake High School, were on 9NEWS Saturday morning to discuss a new safety initiative.

Chaye Gutierrez is a member of the Day Without Hate program, and is the organization's president at her high school. It started in 2007, after the Virginia Tech shooting, for students to get together and better their community.

Last Friday, Chaye says she was sitting in class when she heard about the incident at Arapahoe High School. She said it was the last straw, because it's not okay for students to live in fear of schools.

She went home and began writing. Ultimately, she came up with a student initiative for security.

It calls on congress to act and pass legislation that increases security in schools. It also seeks to prevent guns from getting in the hands of those with questionable mental capacities.

To read her petition, visit: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/initiative-for-student-security

They're hoping to get 40,000 signatures.

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