Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

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  • one old man MSC, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 5:28 p.m.

    Silence.

    And right there is the problem . . .

    Silence in Congress when it comes to sensible gun legislation.

    Silence from Americans who cry for a day or two after things like this and then turn the TV to something more entertaining and less depressing.

    Silence.

    Silence is betrayal.

  • wgirl , 00
    Feb. 14, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    Another sad anniversary. A tragic lesson for these kids to learn.

    That is why it was especially disgusting for Don Jr. to say this in El Paso a few days ago:

    "Keep up that fight. Bring it to your schools. You don’t have to be indoctrinated by these loser teachers that are trying to sell you on socialism from birth. You don’t have to do it. Because you can think for yourselves. They can’t.” (Crowd jeers and applauds.)

    How insensitive for him to encourage young conservatives to bring their fight to school so close to the one year anniversary of another school shooting. He wants them to bring their fight like the Parkland shooter brought his fight to school? Like the Sandy Hook shooter brought his fight to school?

    Fourteen kids and 3 "loser" teachers were shot and killed that day.

    We take a lot for granted in our country. We take our public school system for granted. Trump supporters - who taught you to read? Do people really believe that their neighborhood teachers are conspiring against them and secretly teaching their children to be socialists? My kids come home with algebra and reading homework. Their teachers work incredibly hard.

    They deserve respect, not ridicule.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Feb. 14, 2019 1:02 p.m.

    Don't forget, these were real people.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Feb. 14, 2019 11:32 a.m.

    Continued;

    Gina Montalto , 14, friends said she was a member of winter guard.

    Joaquin Oliver , 17 years old. Oliver was born in Venezuela and moved to the U.S. when he was three.

    Alaina Petty , 14 years old. " She served her community through her participation in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas JROTC program.

    Meadow Pollack , 18-year-old senior. She was looking forward to her senior prom.

    Helena Ramsey , 17, friends described her as smart, kind-hearted, and a thoughtful.

    Alex Schachter , 14. "He was a sweetheart of a kid! As a freshman,

    Carmen Schentrup , 16, she was a semi-finalist for a national merit scholarship.

    Peter Wang , 15-year-old freshman. He was an ROTC and wasn't interested in status.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Feb. 14, 2019 11:29 a.m.

    Seventeen people lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the school shooting on Feb. 14. These are their names.

    Alyssa Alhadeff , 15-year-old freshman, talented soccer player, smart, and having an since of humor

    Scott Beigel , 35-year-old geography teacher. A student said he successfully locked the door and likely saved students in that classroom.

    Martin Duque , 14-year-old freshman. "Words cannot describe my pain. I love my bother Martin you'll be missed buddy." Martin's brother, posted.

    Nicholas Dworet , 17-year-old senior, swimmer. He planned to swim for the University of Indianapolis,

    Aaron Feis , 37-year-old assistant football coach and security guard.

    Jamie Guttenburg 14-year-old freshman. She was a dancer at Dance Theater in Coconut Creek.

    Luke Hoyer , 15-year-old freshman. He loved basketball and eating McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets.

    Chris Hixon , 49-year-old athletic director. When a volleyball team needed a fill-in coach,

    Cara Loughran , 14, loved the beach and spending time with her cousins.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 11:20 a.m.

    ...or we can recognize that the school district didn't follow best practices for schools. Further, they failed to respond to social media threats.

    And the Sheriff's response was sorely lacking. Then there's the failure to adequately drill for a shooting by law enforcement.

    There was a fine report issued by the district in December.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 14, 2019 8:20 a.m.

    Let's also remember the thousands of other people who have died since then because we can't pass any meaningful gun bans, unlike every other civilized country in the world.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 14, 2019 6:50 a.m.

    Let's also celebrate the people who are still with us because a host of gun bans didn't materialise Nationwide as was the hope of the gun banners.