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Paris Hilton protest calls for closure of Utah school

Paris Hilton protest calls for closure of Utah school
Posted at 4:56 PM, Oct 12, 2020

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Paris Hilton has been speaking out about the abuse she said she suffered at a boarding school in Utah, and on Friday she took her push nearly to the school's front doors.

Hilton organized a protest in a park near Provo Canyon School, along with several hundreds of others who share stories of abuse they say they suffered there or at similar schools for troubled youth.

On Twitter, the socialite is calling for the school to be shut down through an online petition and media campaign.

She is calling for the closure of the school and leading a campaign to close other similar schools.

According to the NY Post, Hilton was sent to the facility in 1996 and was there until she was 18.

The institution is now under new ownership and the administration has said it can't comment on anything that came before, including Hilton's time there.