It's common knowledge that gun regulation is a hot-button issue in America. In the meantime, school shootings are becoming more and more common across the country. But what does that mean for all schools in the day-to-day?
Well, it means that there's another drill to practice. Some of us remember the occasional lockdown drill from our school days, but they've been changing rapidly since the early 2000s. Nowadays, there's a specific 'Active Shooter Drill'. And you may find it troubling to know that these drills are a regular practice in schools across the country.
Anti-gun violence organization March For Our Lives released a video highlighting this horrible reality. Fair warning, it's not an easy video to watch. But it is an important video, and the message behind it needs to be heard. So keep scrolling for this video of one young girl who understands gun violence better than the adults she's speaking to.
March For Our Lives just released a troubling new video.The anti-gun violence organization was actually founded by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in 2018.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting shook the nation.An armed former student tore through the campus, killing 17 people and injuring many others. But it was by no means the only devastating school shooting in recent memory.
For victims of the massacre, it was also a call to action.The students who survived that shooting don't want thoughts and prayers; they want reformed gun legislation in the United States.
Some accused the survivors of politicizing their own tragedy.
I was hiding in a closet for 2 hours. It was about guns. You weren't there, you don't know how it felt. Guns give t… https://t.co/hU0f5lYUlf— carly (@carly)1518699653.0
So many of the Parkland survivors then became activists in their own right.
Never in a million years did i think i would have EVER gone through this. There is NO reason why i should have had… https://t.co/RRWZKB4P7d— Morgan Williams (@Morgan Williams)1518649428.0