May 18, 2018
Survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are responding to the latest shooting in Sante Fe, Texas and their response is overwhelming: enough prayers, more action.
Their responses are coming a few hours after an active shooter went into a high school in Santa Fe and shot 10 people dead, and left 10 more injured.
Many Parkland shooting survivors were preparing for graduation when the news broke of the latest shooting — a disturbing addition to a 2018 pattern of one shooting per week.
Santa Fe High, you didn’t deserve this. You deserve peace all your lives, not just after a tombstone saying that is put over you. You deserve more than Thoughts and Prayers, and after supporting us by walking out we will be there to support you by raising up your voices.— Emma González (@Emma4Change) May 18, 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas students like Emma González have now become recognizable faces in the gun control debate in the U.S. They've been to Congress, organized marches and called others to join their cause.
Here's what some of the other young activists are saying.
Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just want to boost their approval ratings before midterms.— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 18, 2018
I should be celebrating my last day of high school, but instead my heart is broken to hear of the tragedy at Santa Fe. We cannot let this continue to be the norm. We cannot.— Delaney Tarr (@delaneytarr) May 18, 2018
Donald Trump does not care about school shootings.— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
Donald Trump does nothing to stop school shootings.
Don’t talk to me about the ‘stop school violence act,’ because that does nothing to stop school shootings.
Donald Trump does not care about you or your kids getting shot.
To all Santa Fe students and staff, Parkland stands with you and your community. My DMs are open if you’d like to talk. I’m going to try to answer all of them. I’m so so sorry, my community and I are absolutely heartbroken.— Sarah Chadwick (@Sarahchadwickk) May 18, 2018
my heart hurts for Santa Fe High School. never again, we keep saying, but it just happened again.— Nikhita Nookala (@nikta04) May 18, 2018