This article was first published by TomDispatch. But this shooting was different. Yet, miraculously enough, the same fear — of their school being next — that had kept young Americans paralyzed for almost 20 years was what drove these newly impassioned activists not to back down.
As Americans, we are all touched by violence in some way, large or small. These are some of our personal experiences. On the morning of October 3 while I was studying for a Geography test, I got the news.
Fourteen students died on Feb. But in the year since one of the worst school shootings in the United States, nearly 1, more children have lost their lives to guns in this country. The number alone might stop most people in their tracks.
Martha was a victim of gun violence in Kathy Shorr Inover 13, people in the US were killed by firearms — but an even more staggering number is those who have survived shootings: 26, After experiencing an armed robbery in her own home, photographer Kathy Shorr was changed forever. In she began her photo series "SHOT" — a body of work that puts the focus on survivors of gun violence — and is currently raising funds on Kickstarter to get published as a book.
He was a true kid with passion, just like me. King was shot and killed during a home invasion in Fort Worth, Texas. He was only 15, the same age as Davis when she set out to write a portrait about his life.
As the first anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, approaches, young people around the world are reflecting on the staggering amount of gun violence that's taken place since. To make a powerful statement on the dire need for change, a group of teen journalists came together and spent the past year reporting on gun-related deaths of children. The website currently lists all 1, names of the children who died by gun violence, each of which can be clicked on if you're interested in learning more about the individual.
The grim total includes more than 80 young musicians, 30 dancers, 40 community volunteers, at least 80 infants and toddlers and 40 college-bound seniors. In the 12 months since the Parkland school shooting, nearly 1, American children and teenagers have been killed with guns. The profiles are simple and devastating.
Gun violence has killed nearly 1, children in the United States since the school massacre in Parkland, Florida, one year ago. In July, three siblings—the oldest of whom was 6—were, according to news reports, murdered along with their mother by their father, who used the same gun to kill himself. A few months after that, a year-old budding entrepreneur in Dayton, Ohio, named Lashonda Sharreice Childs was allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend.
Seventeen people, including 14 students and three faculty members, from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were killed last year in one of the worst school shootings in modern U. On February 14th, the Parkland community lost 17 lives in a tragic and preventable act of gun violence. Everything we have done and everything we will do is for them.