Marjory Stoneman Douglas high future plans

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Following the shooting that occurred on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students have come together to take action and fight towards preventing another similar tragedy.

Many have participated in marches, rallies, and even spoken out through large media outlets to convey their messages to the general public as well as our government over the last few weeks, and they don’t plan to stop.

A “March for our lives” walk took place on March 24 and was an event that many of the Parkland students attended in order to bring attention to the issue of gun violence in America.

Over 200,000 people across the country – from New York to Los Angeles – participated in the march as well, to help begin the mission of working towards ending school shootings.

MSD students also organized a nation-wide school walk-out on April 20 in remembrance of the Columbine High School shooting that occurred in 1999, on its 19th anniversary.

In addition to marches and walk-outs, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is planning a prom to honor four of their seniors who lost their lives in the shooting, as well as two others who passed, one from cystic fibrosis, and one from suicide.

Students and staff are not the only ones taking action, though. Several celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres, Bette Midler, and Chelsea Handler, have also taken on the role of gun control activist by using their large media presences to speak out against gun violence.

While the immediate press following the shooting has died down, it has started a conversation among the general public, that many argue won’t end until action is taken to protect students everywhere.