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Remembering Parkland Two Years Later


Today I remember the 17 lives lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Valentine’s Day, these children and their school staff walked into the last day of their lives — a massacre by someone who should not have had access to a gun.

Today a social media threat caused the lockdown of a school too close for comfort to my family. A student with a weapon was apprehended. I doubt it will ever appear on mainstream news. Just like remembering Parkland.

Young people tracked the deaths of children to gun violence over the course of the year following Parkland. 1200 children in one year. Not all school shootings or mass shootings, but all due to guns in this country.

This is the outcome of their research.

Since Parkland

 

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16 thoughts on “Remembering Parkland Two Years Later”

  1. And until the next one. The most killed, the winner of the prize, until…
    But then there is that nonsensical ‘right to bear arms’.
    Luckily for me and my family, I live in England.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. There are no words to express our level of sadness and frustration. What happened and where ( today) Maggie?!

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  3. ❤ I have to believe we are raising the generation that will make the change. The young people in this society give me hope — especially the survivors (and now activists) who survived the Parkland shooting.

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