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Student Silent Remembrance

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It was Thursday morning, parents were dropping their children off at school, however along the way, 17 students wearing black and standing outside in cold weather can be seen by all. There was nothing political about the message they broadcasted. For all they wanted to do was remember the schools affected by mass shootings.

Around a week after the traumatic Florida shooting, the whole nation was in mourning. Being a high school, it was general for a couple of students to have some way to remember those who had fallen. To see such a school as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High be involved in this cold hearted killing spree, it brings up such strong emotions from all no matter how they thought of the situation politically.

Discovery Middle School in 2010, Todd Brown was shot in the head by Hassan Menon in the hallways during the class change. Now 8 years later, we often forget about such an incident. This latest incident brings back those memories that have been long forgotten. You may be saying right now, “it was just one guy that got shot”, but no. It doesn’t matter if it’s one person or multiple people, a shooting is a shooting. This incident like Discovery will soon be forgotten. However, we shouldn’t forget those who have been shot.

Determined to remember those forgotten, a group of students went all out in efforts, from starting a Groupme to interacting with teachers often for a long time and get them interested in such a important event. In particular two students shined the most, taking initiative to its fullest extent, senior Jonathan Marcus and sophomore Madison Werkheiser. The two students along with others remained persistent in their efforts despite the many obstacles headed their way.

Freeman HS. Alpine HS. Discovery MS. Sandy Hook ES. University of Alabama In Huntsville. These schools were individually written in bold letters on a board. Black clothing was worn to accompany the remembrance.

One united message: Never Forget

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