Students plan documentary on gun violence

Screen Shot 2013-11-27 at 1 42 32 PMCHULA VISTA –Some students in Chula Vista are working to find solutions to the problem of gun violence through a new documentary called Beyond the Crossfire.

It started as part of a school project for 11th graders at High Tech High Chula Vista.

“Kids can make a difference,” said Carlo Gomez, an 11th grader working on the documentary.

The students plan to start filming in January, interviewing other young people to brainstorm ideas and solutions.

“As young people we don’t want to just sit around and let the adults handle it,” said 11th grader Ciera Ybarra.

The documentary has one rule.  It doesn’t enter into the gun rights vs. gun control debate.

“That was one thing that we consciously took off the table because there’s disagreement on our own team,” said humanities teacher Matt Simon.  “It’s been exciting to see what the students come up with…

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