Parkland student: ‘I can’t even enjoy’ last day of school after Texas shooting
A survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting on Friday said that he can’t even enjoy his last day of class before summer break after a shooting at a Texas high school left 10 dead and others injured.
“Last day of school at MSD and I can’t even enjoy it because of MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS that have happened today,” Diego Pfeiffer tweeted. “Today we are reminded to grieve. To, above all else, care for one another because you never know when you can’t anymore. Let the Texas kids grieve and care today. #SantaFe.”
Last day of school at MSD and I can’t even enjoy it because of MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS that have happened today. Today we are reminded to grieve. To, above all else, care for one another because you never know when you can’t anymore.
Let the Texas kids grieve and care today. #SantaFe
— Diego Pfeiffer #NEVERAGAIN (@firepfeiffer1) May 18, 2018
Pfeiffer was one of many Parkland students who responded to the shooting at a Santa Fe High School, located just outside Houston.
Many Parkland students have become outspoken gun control advocates after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highs School that left 17 dead.
Florida teenagers offered support to Texas students on Friday, which was the last day of classes at Stoneman Douglas.
Students of Santa Fe High School: Please let yourself feel free to feel what you are feeling. Don’t let yourself be pressured by everyone else around you. And please DM me, don’t be afraid to reach out. I am here.
— Carly Novell (@car_nove) May 18, 2018
To all Santa Fe students and staff, Parkland stands with you and your community. My DMs are open if you’d like to talk. I’m going to try to answer all of them. I’m so so sorry, my community and I are absolutely heartbroken.
— Sarah Chadwick (@Sarahchadwickk) May 18, 2018
The news of the shooting in Santa Fe, Texas is buzzing here at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Our hearts are heavy and we feel your pain. To the SFHS students, reach out to us we are here to help, we understand your pain.
— Kevin Trejos (@PresKevinTrejos) May 18, 2018
please respect the students of Santa Fe. We know what that feels like and it is an unnecessary trauma to undergo. https://t.co/8OqqERVWxW
— Nikhita Nookala (@nikta04) May 18, 2018
Student Cameron Kasky went after the National Rifle Association on Twitter, saying that the gun rights group was probably going to “boast about getting higher donations” in the wake of the shooting.
After the Parkland shooting, conspiracy theories surfaced calling many of the students who spoke out to the media “crisis actors.”
Kasky warned about this happening again, tweeting, “Prepare to see students rise up and be called ‘civil terrorists’ and crisis actors.”
At least 8 students have been shot and killed at Santa Fe High School.
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.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
Nine students and one teacher were killed at the Texas high school when a gunman entered the school armed with two guns and improvised explosives.
One suspect is in custody and another person of interested has been detained.
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