Published: April 4, 2014

Smoke billowed from behind a yellow protective screen, and the sharp sounds and smells of a circular saw piercing metal followed.

Behind the curtain stood a Centaurus High School student and local metal artists who were preparing for a collaborative community art project resulting in the construction of a metal sculpture made out of a unique building material: guns.

Seniors at Centaurus High School in Lafayette decided to research gun violence for their political action class not long after the December 2012 Sandy Hook shootings.

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