On Valentine’s Day of 2018, a school shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The results of this event were momentous and brought on a chain reaction throughout the nation. This incident of mass murder has finally released the 20 year build up of anger and motivation for change.
One of the worst school shootings in U.S. history took place on April 20, 1999 at Columbine High School. Since then, there have been about 30 school shootings in the last ten years. But in 2018, barely three months in, and there has been almost twenty school shootings. This has resulted in people calling for a change.
Change has taken the form of protest by people of various ages. One protest that has gone national will take place on the anniversary of Columbine. Students will leave school at 10:00 A.M. to protest against current gun laws.
In preparation for April 20, there is the effort of collecting 50,000 signatures for a petition. People are encouraged to wear the color orange for representation of Columbine and its tragedies. With support from all students of all ages, the peaceful display has gained a lot of attention.