In the wake of Wednesday's shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students were interviewed by CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota. about the massacre that took the lives of 17 students and teachers.
One student Camerota spoke to, David Hogg, claimed that two of his sister's friends died in the shooting. Hogg gave a passionate statement about the need not just for thoughts and prayers, but for action.
Sadly, my sister, she’s a freshman and she had two of her best friends die. And that’s not acceptable. That is something we should not let happen in this country, especially when we’re going to school. It’s something we really need to take a look at. The fact that this is the 18th school shooting, and this is only February, it’s a testament to where this country has come, and how far. We need to dig out of this hole. We need to step out of it and take a look back and realize, there is something seriously wrong here. And some of our policy makers, and some people need to look in the mirror and take some action. Because ideas are great, but ideas stay ideas and children die.