After a horrific mass shooting at a high school in Texas on Friday, some of the students that survived the deadly Parkland high school shooting in February took to Twitter to make political and other statements about the Texas tragedy. Leading the charge was Davig Hogg, one of the more vocal Parkland students who helped organize the “March For Our Lives” event.
As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:
Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg said Friday that politicians will soon be paying lip service to the need for school safety after Friday’s school shooting in Texas, but said they’re only in it to “boost their approval ratings.”
“Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just want to boost their approval ratings before midterms,” Hogg tweeted just hours after the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
DML News offers the following additional information published by TheHill.com:
A survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting on Friday said that he can’t even enjoy his last day of class before summer break after a shooting at a Texas high school left 10 dead and others injured.
“Last day of school at MSD and I can’t even enjoy it because of MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS that have happened today,” Diego Pfeiffer tweeted. “Today we are reminded to grieve. To, above all else, care for one another because you never know when you can’t anymore. Let the Texas kids grieve and care today. #SantaFe.”
The article goes on to state the following:
In Texas Friday, nine students and one teacher were killed when a 17-year-old male student opened fire at a high school outside of Houston.
Below are examples of tweets from Hogg, Pfeiffer and other Parkland students.
Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just want to boost their approval ratings before midterms.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 18, 2018
Last day of school at MSD and I can’t even enjoy it because of MULTIPLE SHOOTINGS that have happened today. Today we are reminded to grieve. To, above all else, care for one another because you never know when you can’t anymore.
Let the Texas kids grieve and care today. #SantaFe
— Diego Pfeiffer #NEVERAGAIN (@firepfeiffer1) May 18, 2018
At least 8 students have been shot and killed at Santa Fe High School.
Prepare to watch the NRA boast about getting higher donations.
Prepare to see students rise up and be called ‘civil terrorists’ and crisis actors.
Prepare for the right-wing media to attack the survivors.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
The news of the shooting in Santa Fe, Texas is buzzing here at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Our hearts are heavy and we feel your pain. To the SFHS students, reach out to us we are here to help, we understand your pain.
— Kevin Trejos (@PresKevinTrejos) May 18, 2018
Students of Santa Fe High School: Please let yourself feel free to feel what you are feeling. Don’t let yourself be pressured by everyone else around you. And please DM me, don’t be afraid to reach out. I am here.
— Carly Novell (@car_nove) May 18, 2018
To all Santa Fe students and staff, Parkland stands with you and your community. My DMs are open if you’d like to talk. I’m going to try to answer all of them. I’m so so sorry, my community and I are absolutely heartbroken.
— Sarah Chadwick (@Sarahchadwickk) May 18, 2018
please respect the students of Santa Fe. We know what that feels like and it is an unnecessary trauma to undergo. https://t.co/8OqqERVWxW
— Nikhita Nookala (@nikta04) May 18, 2018