Boise fifth-, sixth-graders honor Boston victims with mile run

April 19, 2013 

Fifth- and sixth-graders at Roosevelt Elementary School in Boise ran a mile in silence this morning to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Students in Stephanie Williams' fifth-sixth combo class came up with the idea after watching a CNN student news report on the attack in her classroom Wednesday.

“They were very affected by it,” Williams said. “I saw a couple of kids tear up. They wanted to show their love and support for the people of Boston.”

Students first came up with the idea of running a mile, then decided to do it in silence so they would focus on the families and victims in Boston.

“I thought it was a great idea,” Williams said.

She invited the other sixth-grade class to join them. All students in both classes participated.

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