By Emma Walser

On February 14, 2018, a shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida. 17 people were killed at the mass shooting and 17 more were injured. The shooter was 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, who was identified by witnesses at the school and arrested after the shootings occurred. Cruz confessed, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.

Four days after the shooting the activist movement lead by students at Stoneman Douglas High School (Never Again), and their goal is for stricter background checks for gun buyer. Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students continue to remind America that the shooting was not an accident, but the result of human decisions.
What does our school think about gun control in the situation and the shooting?

What North Eugene High Students thinks of the situation:

The shooting in Parkland has brought up a debate, should there be stricter gun rules or should the rules stay the same? “Guns are to easy to get and should be more strictly regulated”, Avery Hoggans said. The students at North Eugene High School showed their support to the students in Parkland by participating in the world wide school walk out on March 14. North students had a peaceful protest to gain stricter gun laws and to remind everyone that this can happen anywhere. “Every protest serves its purpose, but in order for them to make an impact we all need to work together to make demands meet”, Tammy H. a counselor at North Eugene High said. Protests continue around the world promoting stricter gun laws and remembrance for the 17 who lost their lives in Parkland, Florida.