The stage at the Robert Frost was host to an auspicious panel on April 20, 2019; CCUSD School Board President Dr. Kelly Kent hosted speakers from LAUSD, the City of Los Angeles, LA County Mental Health, USC’s Keck School of Medicine, Moms Demand Action, South Bay Cares and Student March for our Lives.
The anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado brought up many of the issues and aspects of the mass shootings that have become a part of everyday life in America. With a reading of the names of all the victims at Columbine, the program presented a solemn look into how our lives have changed.
One in five students has fears that a shooting will happen at their school. One out of three of the victims of mass shootings is a school aged child.
From 2009 to 2018, the U.S. experienced more mass shootings than 27 other countries combined.
More activism, on the part of students and others, can move gun control issues forward.