The tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has caught all of America’s attention. This has motivated the students from MSD and all over the country to begin a movement for stricter gun control laws.
According to a report from March 24th on CNN.com there has been at least one school shooting every week since the beginning of 2018 in the US. Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky , David Hogg, Ryan Deitsch, and along with other students of Stoneman Douglas have been voicing their opinions to congressman, senators , and even President Trump.
On Saturday March 24th, 2018 students all over the country marched for change. Marches were held on national television, and all over the world. Students caught the attention of representatives, congressmen, and the world. English teacher Rachel Gray-Castro attended the march here in San Antonio, and emphasizes the importance of why she marched.
“I had three big reasons for marching. First, because I have a child in Kinder, and I want her to be as safe as possible while she’s at school. Secondly, because I’m a teacher myself, and I want everyone who walks into Brandeis or any school to be safe,“ Gray-Castro said.”Third, because I am proud of the leadership shown by students who organized the march and wanted to show them my support.”
Students from all over the city attended and voiced their opinions at the rally, including students from Brandeis. Freshman Nathan McCarthy spoke out with passion and urgency about the topic. “A lot of people are dying for no good reason” McCarthy said. “Something needs to be done”.
Junior Calli Deane attended the march as well and reveals her experience at the march. “It was very peaceful and It was super empowering,” Deane said.
On April 20th in honor of the anniversary of the Columbine High School Massacre, students all over the country will be wearing an orange ribbon in remembrance of all students lost due to gun violence.