Parkland, Fla., shooting survivors Emma González, David Hogg and Cameron Kasky were among those who responded Friday to the deadly shooting at a southeast Texas high school, with González saying in a tweet that the students deserve more than “thoughts and prayers.”
González tweeted hours after a shooter opened fire at Santa Fe High School near Houston. At least nine people have died and several more are injured, including one law enforcement officer, according to reports.
“Santa Fe High, you didn’t deserve this,” González tweeted. “You deserve peace all your lives, not just after a tombstone saying that is put over you.”
Santa Fe High, you didn’t deserve this. You deserve peace all your lives, not just after a tombstone saying that is put over you. You deserve more than Thoughts and Prayers, and after supporting us by walking out we will be there to support you by raising up your voices.— Emma González (@Emma4Change) May 18, 2018
Many of González's fellow Parkland shooting survivors also responded, with some delivering harsh criticism of politicians.
Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just want to boost their approval ratings before midterms.— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 18, 2018
At least 8 students have been shot and killed at Santa Fe High School.— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
Prepare to watch the NRA boast about getting higher donations.
Prepare to see students rise up and be called ‘civil terrorists’ and crisis actors.
Prepare for the right-wing media to attack the survivors.
Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE does not care about school shootings.— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
Donald Trump does nothing to stop school shootings.
Don’t talk to me about the ‘stop school violence act,’ because that does nothing to stop school shootings.
Donald Trump does not care about you or your kids getting shot.
I should be celebrating my last day of high school, but instead my heart is broken to hear of the tragedy at Santa Fe. We cannot let this continue to be the norm. We cannot.— Delaney Tarr (@delaneytarr) May 18, 2018
Several of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida have become vocal proponents of the gun control movement nationwide since the shooting in February that left 17 dead.