On April 15, Laguna Beach High School students took a break from hallway chatter to send a message against gay bullying for the National Day of Silence.
Junior Selina Lambert hoped to bring the National Day of Silence to the school in an effort to eradicate prejudices against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students.
Although Selina had many supporters — about 40 signed up immediately — she also was surprised by the negative comments.
One student said, "This is gay," when they heard about it.
"I hope students will understand that this is a problem that happens nationwide," Selina said. "Hopefully, it will spark something in their minds to not use 'gay' as an insult. Their words and actions have consequences."