Florida School Shooting Survivors Respond To News Of A Michigan College Campus Shooting

Their words are resonating across the country.

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As news broke about a shooting on Central Michigan University's campus, students who two weeks ago survived the Parkland, Florida school shooting expressed their heartbreak and called for change.

Reports about the incident are still sparse, but Central Michigan University tweeted that two people, neither of whom were students, died. As of Friday morning, the gunman was still at large in Mount Pleasant. Immediately, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School responded to the news on Twitter.

"Innocent lives being taken away due to gun violence," one student named Kyra tweeted. "When is enough, enough?"

"As our 'leaders' have closed door meetings with the NRA.. two more die in Central Michigan.." student Matt Deitsch‏ tweeted. "We need substantial change to address the gun violence epidemic in this country."

Since the shooting in Parkland, Florida, there have been a number of incidents of gun violence on school campuses. A Georgia teacher reportedly barricaded himself in his classroom and fired his handgun. A 7th grader in Ohio allegedly planned a mass shooting but then took his own life. 

"NO ONE CAN TELL ME THERE ISN'T A GUN PROBLEM IN OUR COUNTRY," junior class president Jaclyn Corin tweeted. "TWO DEAD. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR LAWMAKERS TO LISTEN???

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, teens who attend the school have used their voices to force change across the country. They pressured brands to cut ties with the NRA, forced Sen. Marco Rubio to make new gun control commitments on national television, pressured President Donald Trump to call for a bump stock ban, got a commitment from Florida governor Rick Scott to raise the minimum age to purchase a firearm to 21, and raised millions of dollars for March For Our Lives, which they are planning at the end of this month. Numerous stores, including Dick's and Walmart, have also announced they would stop selling guns to people under the age of 21. 

Here are some more tweets from the students-turned-activists:

Cover photos via POOL / Reuters and Shutterstock /  James R. Martin.

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