Trump, lawmakers to receive ‘yearbook’ memorializing school shooting victims
A group of advocates is sending a yearbook comprised of the 37 people who were killed in school shootings in the U.S. in 2018 to President Trump, the Senate, state governors and 2020 presidential candidates.
Scarlett Lewis, who lost her son Jesse in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting; Julia Cordover, student body president at the time of the 2018 Parkland school shooting; and three nonprofit organizations — Search For Common Ground, Amani Project and Common — all came together to make the project happen, according to Fox 10 in Phoenix.
“The time has come for each of us to be part of the solution,” Lewis said in a statement. “It is one thing to empathize with the victims and feel their pain, but quite another to actively do something to keep our kids safe.”
The yearbooks are set to be mailed out later this month.
The yearbooks will not be available to the public, but people can attend viewing exhibitions in Brooklyn starting Dec. 11.
“Gun violence in schools is a national epidemic, as the shocking number of gun-related incidents in 2018 plainly shows,” organizers said in the statement. “One hundred and fourteen children and adults were shot, killed or injured at American schools during the year alone.”