A group of Horry County high school and college students is calling on lawmakers to take action to make schools safe from the gun violence that took 17 lives at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL February 14.
The teenagers’ messages were captured in a video produced by the Horry County Democratic Party (HCDP) in support of the #NeverAgain campaign launched by surviving Parkland students, a campaign that is sweeping the country.
Participating in the video were:
• Kai Legette-Gideon, a sophomore at Coastal Carolina University
• Logan C. Jarrell, a CCU senior
• Mikaela Campman, a senior at Carolina Forest High School and Scholars Academy
• Karleigh Campman, a sophomore at Carolina High School
• Stephanie Bougebrayel, a senior at Carolina Forest High School and Scholars Academy
• Ryan Thompson, a senior at St. James High School
The students were unified in their messages to adults in power, urging them to take action to stop making assault weapons like the AR-15 used in the Florida shooting and the Charleston church shooting available for purchase by ordinary citizens.
They express the hope that lawmakers will listen to the students who simply want to go to school without fear for their safety. School is supposed to be a place where they can study and prepare for their futures without fear of being slaughtered, they contend.