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PostSubject: School shootings/Walk out day   Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:24 am

The emotional impact felt by us youth over the mass shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. have been felt across the entire United States. All of us that attend schools have had enough, this has to stop, and the adults have the power to stop it. Leave politics out of it, leave the NRA out of it, get to the real issues here. 1. Why is it so easy for a student or anyone else to bring a gun inside a school? 2. Why are warning signs ignored when  they are reported to schools officials or the authorities about a student that is capable of, and talks about doing this. 3. Mental health - Illinois closed a great deal of their mental health facilities across the State, so those people in need of help, medicine, or counseling are not getting it.

Addressing one issue is not going to stop this, we need to address all of them. Forget about building a wall Mr President, instead fund every school the money they need to have a police officer in every school, and metal detectors at the entrances. Our schools cannot afford this without your help.

There is a national school walkout day that has been planned for March 14th, at 10:00 am, to protest gun violence in our schools. I am not sure if your school is participating or not, but I would suggest you ask your Principal or school if you can participate. DO NOT just walk out the doors if you know you will get into trouble for doing so, do not get yourself suspended.
I think if you communicate in a group with your Principal and staff, they may allow you 15 minutes to participate.

The best way to sum up everything I said is by the words of Danielle Hogg, a student and survivor of Douglas High School shooting, who said “IDEAS ARE GREAT. IDEAS ARE WONDERFUL AND THEY HELP YOU GET RE-ELECTED… BUT WHAT WE REALLY NEED IS ACTION. PLEASE. THIS IS THE 18TH ONE THIS YEAR — THAT’S UNACCEPTABLE. WE’RE CHILDREN, YOU GUYS ARE THE ADULTS. YOU NEED TO TAKE SOME ACTION PLAY A ROLE. COME TOGETHER, GET OVER YOUR POLITICS AND WORK TOGETHER.”


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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:31 am

Jakob, of all the things I have read since the shooting, what you just posted here makes more sense, you cut thru the politics, and got to the real issues, and spoke about how all of us feel that attend schools.

This was very well written, and I would suggest you turn it in for your school newspaper of for a class grade.
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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:42 pm

I do not know of anyone who goes to high school that is not thinking in the back of their mind, "are we next". Time for talking is over with, time for action needs to start before we have this happen again. Adults say they are in charge,
well prove it because right now you're not doing a very good job of it.
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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:18 pm

Jakob, wow, what a great post with a lot of insight. I agree with everything you said, and let's hope and pray that now finally actions can be taken to prevent this from happening again, so those 17 lives that were lost will be remembered for making a turning point across America to finally demand action be taken,
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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:48 pm

Everyone, students and parents, as well as teachers are on edge right now, wondering how are government will address this, and also fearful of if and where a next one may happen. We cannot live in fear though, we have to do what we normally would do as students and go to school, play our sports, and be a good person.

Let's home this stops with Florida, and people are more apt to report someone they feel is capable of doing such a terrible thing.
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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:26 pm

We can't let it get us down, all we can do is stay alert, know what to do if it happens in our school, and hope the people in our schools, that run them, as well as our politicians work harder than they have in the past to prevent this from happening again.
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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:18 am

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Hmmmm, What A Novel Concept.....Politicians Actually Working Together, To Resolve An Issue.....?


Although Protesting Is An American Right, Is It Wise To Present The Next Copy-Cat Crazy With The Opportunity To Have Large Assemblages Of (In This Case) Students Unprotected & Out In The Open....?


Unfortunately, Going Through The Processes Of Making Your Voices & Concerns Understood By The (Political) Representatives In Your Areas, Will Gleem The Fastest Results.....!

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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:13 pm

I want to feel safe going to school. So I hope people work to make that happen so another kid does not have to die this way in a school.
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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:16 pm

Pressure on all our politicians will be the only way to get this changed as far as gun laws, and other legislation to protect the teachers and students in our schools. So far there has been a little, but it's nowhere near enough, flood their offices with emails and phone calls. Finally, limit term in Congress to 4 years max, time to replace some of the career politicians, because obviously what they are doing it not working for the good of America.
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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:50 pm

Every time this happens in America, it's terrifying for all of us that attend a school. This had to end, and end now. In the past, other than lip service, not a lot of effort has been put into curbing this, either by Bush, Obama, or Trump,
as well as school administrators. Time to take a stand, if the people in those positions that are high level, either in government or our schools cannot get the job done, it's time to replace them and elect or appoint new people that can show the effort.
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PostSubject: Re: School shootings/Walk out day   Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:27 pm

After this one in Maryland today, it would seem all schools need to prevent the guns from getting inside of the school, hence metal detectors and see thru backpacks in each school at each entrance.
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