By Maria Smith
People all around the country are shaking in the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, Valentine’s Day. A day that is traditionally used to celebrate your loved ones, not a day to have to fear if they are dead. The survivors of this day want action to be done. They want justice beyond the perpetrator going to jail, they want this to be the end of gun violence. The Parkland students have been protesting for gun control to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.
“I think that it’s good that they’re fighting for what they want,” Mary Moore, freshman, said.
Starting in Florida where student protesters not only protested in their own city, but took it to the state capital in hopes of getting more attention for the cause. The protesting escalated to around the country with good reason. It is hard to sit by and watch while people get hurt, so these students took action. On February 19, students participated in a lie-in protest in Washington D.C. Just down the street from the White House in fact. It is terrible that our country has come to this. A time where students are almost afraid to go to school, scared they will never see their families or friends again. The youth of the country are having to be brave and fight a fight that should already be done.