Mass Shootings Mobilize Student-led Movements

There was a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Texas on Sunday Aug. 26. Three people, including the perpetrator, were found dead, and 11 were injured. The suspect, David Katz, opened fire after allegedly losing a round in the tournament.

One of the fatalities included Elijah Clayton who formerly attended Chaminade College Preparatory and Calabasas High School.

A shooting in Cincinnati, Ohio killed three people on Thursday Sep. 6. As the victims were on their way to work at the Fifth Third Center in Downtown Cincinnati, gunshots fired. These victims are the only fatalities from the shooting.

These shootings occurred about four months after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School shooting in Parkland Florida. The mass shooting spearheaded a national student movement to keep Congress accountable for gun violence incidents. Movements across the nation such as Students Demand Action and local movements such as #Neveragainsocal organize events where students can express their concerns over gun violence and deliver change.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *