SPRINGVILLE, UT (May 15, 2015) — Cedar Fort Publishing & Media would like to join Deseret Book and Excel Entertainment in encouraging a Day of Digital Silence on May 16, 2015 to honor survivors and victims of school violence.
The day of digital silence is inspired by the 29th anniversary of the Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis on May 16, 1986. On that day, two adults held 136 children and 18 adults hostage under the threat of a bomb. The bomb detonated accidentally killing the two adult perpetrators but sparing the lives of all the children and teachers. Survivor Jeromy Jamison said, “I know that this was not just crazy luck that we were saved that day. It was a modern day miracle! I believe there were angels sent that day to secure our safety so that this world could have a little more hope and see that there were many prayers answered that day.”
On the day of digital silence, all are encouraged to to turn off their smartphones, computers, tablets, and televisions to spend time with their family members and friends.
Cedar Fort Publishing & Media’s “The Cokeville Miracle” by Hartt and Judene Wixom, parents of one of the children in the school during the incident, is set for a special edition re-release next month. You can preorder it here.