Sunday, February 18, 2018

Student Action Dates Are School Shooting Anniversaries

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have announced a nationwide event and march in Washington, DC in response to the February 14, 2018, shooting at their Parkland, Florida school: The “March for Our Lives” is scheduled for March 24, 2018.

There are three different national actions already announced to end gun violence in America.

March 14, 2018: Womens March Action
March 24, 2018: March For Our Lives
April 20, 2018: National School Walkout 

It is to be noted that,

March 24th is the 20th anniversary of when on March 24, 1998, Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded. 

The individuals who die are:
Natalie Brooks, 11, student
Paige Ann Herring, 12, student
Stephanie Johnson, 12, student
Britthney Ryen Varner, 11, student
Shannon Wright, 32, teacher


April 20th is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting of April 20, 1999. Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before dying by suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

Those killed:
Rachel Scott, 17, student
Daniel Rohrbough, 15, student
Dave Sanders, 47, teacher and coach
Kyle Velasquez, 16, student
Steven Curnow, 14, student
Cassie Bernall, 17, student
Isaiah Shoels, 18, student
Matthew Kechter, 16, student
Lauren Townsend, 18, student
John Tomlin, 16, student
Kelly Fleming, 16, student
Daniel Mauser, 15, student
Corey Depooter, 17, student

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