Gun reform rallies grow as Florida school reopens
InternationalNews Feb 26, 2018 Elena De Luigi
Students return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time after the school’s mass shooting on Feb 14 that left 17 dead, including one teacher.
Parents, teachers and students arrived on campus holding hands to collect their belongings from their lockers, and to have an orientation about resuming classes on Wednesday.
#MSDStrong is trending on Twitter as some were wearing t-shirts with the logo on the front.
One of the students that were injured in the shooting spoke out at a press conference this morning. Here are a few tweets detailing what she said:
Wilford, 17, also went onto to say the love that she has felt from those around the World, has helped her get to a point where she could speak out.
— Skedline (@skedline) February 26, 2018
In response to the school shooting, many students from MSD and other schools worldwide are planning a walk-out on March 24 to show support for the lives lost that day.
Right now in Tallahassee, FL, a group of students, parents, teachers, and citizens are rallying at the state Capitol for gun reform.
Senator Marco Rubio agreed to support raising the minimum age to purchase rifles from 18 to 21, but then announced he was re-evaluating his decision on regulations for gun magazines’ clip size.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott bucked the NRA by agreeing to raise the age to buy firearms from 18 to 21.
It is a difficult time for the National Rifle Association (NRA). Major corporations such as Delta and United Airlines, MetLife insurance, and car rental companies such as Enterprise, Avis Budget Group, and Hertz announced that they are severing ties with the NRA.
FedEx refuses to end its partnership with the NRA, despite direct pressure from the students.
For more updates and information on the NRA, the Parkland shooting, and all other news, visit the Skedline Twitter account @skedline.