By MaKai Adkins, News Writer
Recently there have been multiple school shootings. During one in particular on February 14, student Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15. He then pulled the fire alarm, and while the students were rushing out of the building, Cruz began shooting, killing 17 students and injuring 17 more. According to CNN, Cruz then began to act like he was one of the students and ran with them. Police say he went to a local restaurant and acted like nothing happened. Because of all of the school shootings, there have been protests for gun laws to be changed.
“In order for gun laws to change, the government is going to have to put people in front of money,” Mrs. Catina Gardner, math teacher, said.
On March 14, students decided to walk out of school for 17 minutes in honor of those killed.
“I believe the students took the walkout serious[ly] because the shootings are becoming more common, and their friends are being killed for no reason,” Ms. Nicole Bryan, substitute teacher, said.
Many people didn’t want students to walkout because they felt like it wouldn’t make a difference. Around the nation, some were punished due to walking out without permission and if they walked out, they were suspended.
Some people think the walkout won’t change people’s views on gun laws, and Mrs. Deidra Pompey, English teacher, is one of them.
“I don’t think it changed anyone’s views, but instead it made people more aware of the issues with guns in schools,” she said.