Pulse nightclub shooting survivors and others remember the victims of the massacre.
Law enforcement officials have identified Nasim Aghdam as the person who opened fire with a handgun on April 3 at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., wounding several people before fatally shooting herself.
The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas made their magazine cover debut on Thursday when five of them appeared on the front of Time. On Friday, Teen Vogue launched a couple of digital covers for their March issue, where Parkland‘s Emma González and Jaclyn Corin were joined by a handful of other young gun control advocates.
After a high school history teacher was placed on administrative leave for questioning the politics of the March 14 walkout, one student is planning a protest of abortion to test out his rights.
A New Jersey high school has retracted a threat banning students from prom, for participating in organized walk-outs in response to the Florida school shooting. Principal Dennis Perry of Cherry Hill High School East explained the changeabout in a February 27th letter to the school, even inviting students to participate in an organized “walk” on March 14th, the same day as the national school walkout planned by The Women’s March’s Youth EMPOWER group. A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and teachers were killed in a February 14th shooting, protests in support of gun laws.
The posting of harrowing text messages on social media, from witnesses or even about-to-be victims who are sending desperately terrified messages from the scene of the in-progress crime, has become part of the new normal. Here's why they're so powerful.
Of all the posts from people grappling with the Florida school shooting that flooded my social media feeds this week, one in particular, shared by a fellow mom at my 9-year-old daughter’s school, stood out:
In the wake of a gruesome shooting spree that claimed the lives of 17, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are speaking out — and determined to make a change.
There have been 97 mass shootings since 1982 — chilling experiences for all involved, but uniquely traumatizing for the people tasked with saving lives. "I looked in the other nurses’ eyes, and they were scared too."
Related: The Jack Nicholson Line That Made Me View Autism Differently In a screenshot of the Facebook page, posted on the popular autism awareness blog “Ask An Aspie,” one can see that the page’s description read, “What do all shooters over the last few years have in common? A lack of empathy and compassion due to Autism!” According to Forbes, one post on the page made a remark about “the soulless, dead eyes of autistic children,” calling them “cold, calculating killing machines with no regard for human life!” The hateful page gained attention over the weekend, after several news outlets reported the gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college on October 1, had attended Switzer Learning Center in Torrence, California, a school for students with “moderate to severe learning disabilities, emotional issues, attention problems, and behavioral disorders,” including autism spectrum disorder. Related: When I Overheard a Conversation Between My Son With Autism and His Brother There is currently an online petition on Change.org pushing for the permanent removal of the Facebook page, along with a handful of Facebook groups protesting the page,including “Families against the page ‘Families Against Autistic Shooters.‘” After reporting the Facebook page for displaying hate speech, Ask An Aspie received a response from Facebook, saying the page did not violate their community standards.