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.