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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gun show delayed after scheduling overlaps with graduation

Everett, Wash. ( Associated Press) — Organizers of a scheduled weekend gun show in an area north of Seattle have postponed the event following public concerns that several Everett Public School graduates were about to be in the building at the same time.

“We don’t want students’ graduation memory to be controversial,” said Craig Terry, owner of Big Top Promotions, the company behind the event at Angel of the Winds Arena.

Terry said no one asked his company to change the dates of their event Daily Herald. The company chose to move the incident “out of poor optics and the potential for conflict,” Terry said. The two-day gun show was supposed to start from Saturday but will now start from Sunday.

The Everett School District sent families an email Wednesday about the adjacent gun show, and several parents expressed their concern on social media.

State rape. April Berg, whose daughter will graduate on Saturday, said that when she opened the District email she said she thought she had to read the message a few times before it was set.

“The school graduated from 12 years of active shooter practice,” said Berg, a Democrat from Mill Creek. “And that’s the prime performance of it: guess what, you’ve gone through all that, you’re crossing the finish line and here’s a gun show.”

The country still grapples with the second deadliest school shooting on record Three weeks ago at an elementary school in Texas.

The leaders of Everett Public School found out about the show this week and said they booked the venue for graduation years in advance. Terry said he had booked the venue for the event about a year ago.

Angel of the Winds spokeswoman Kat Grunett said the company “appreciates everyone’s help and all the organizers working together to come up with the best solution.”

Grunett did not elaborate on its booking process and whether events are generally reported to groups that book places on similar dates.

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