To see how students across the country really felt about school shootings, we put out an open request for students to send us their thoughts. Here are some of their responses. Gun violence, particularly school shootings, ranks among the most contentious issues in America.
Since the February 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, mass shootings have again become a staple of the news cycle. This school shooting is distinguished from previous ones, because students around the nation have rallied to organize for safer schools. Whether that means stricter gun control, metal detectors, regulating ammunition sales, or arming teachers, remains unclear.