Seventeen people, including 14 students and three faculty members, from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were killed last year in one of the worst school shootings in modern U.S. history.
On February 14th, 2018 the Parkland community lost 17 lives in a tragic and preventable act of gun violence. Everything we have done and everything we will do is for them. #MSDStrong pic.twitter.com/pnaOwTSD2c
— March For Our Lives (@AMarch4OurLives) February 13, 2019
The newspaper’s headline reads: After the shooting, “parents and survivors mobilized. They called their movement Never Again. Then, it happened again.”
— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) February 17, 2019
“The 12-month period starting Feb. 14, 2018, saw nearly 1,200 lives snuffed out. That’s a Parkland every five days, enough victims to fill three ultra-wide Boeing 777s,” journalist Kevin Hall writes. “The true number is certainly higher because no government agency keeps a real-time tally and funding for research is restricted by law.”
The Herald goes on to list the names of 1,157 kids and teens who have been killed since Parkland, separating the deaths into some of the following categories: homicide, self-defense, accidental, drive-by and murder-suicide.
— Caitlin Ostroff (@ceostroff) February 17, 2019
Many Twitter users were quick to point out that the lack of decisive action on gun control was “our national emergency” ― a direct reference to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for his U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Jesus long long long list. A true emergency, don't ya think?
— Debra Flachner (@DebraFlachner) February 17, 2019
— K. Cross (@dkgcross) February 17, 2019
*This* is the real national emergency
— Bean Kounter (@Bean_Kounter) February 17, 2019
This is our national emergency
— Carol Steinberg (@csteinbe07) February 17, 2019
THIS is the true state of emergency.
— jay (@jdavis360) February 17, 2019
— JEWELLS (@jjewells8) February 18, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.