The massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that took the lives of 17 teachers and students, is the third deadliest school shooting in the U.S., behind Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook. In the wake of this tragedy, thousands of Americans have written letters and taken to social media to demand elected officials to commit to ending gun violence.
Many of the students from Parkland are among those demanding change. One such student, 11th grader Cameron Kasky, spoke with ABC News about the February 14 shooting and the plan he believes will help make this the last shooting.
“People keep asking us, what about the Stoneman Douglas shooting is going to be different, because this has happened before and change hasn’t come? — This is it.”
“We are going to be marching together as students, begging for our lives…at this point, you are either with us or against us.”
Cameron is one of the students who declared that on March 24, a peaceful demonstration known as “March For Our Lives,” will be a way to make the Stoneman Douglas shooting the turning point in the U.S. gun control debate. They expect the student-led demonstration to take place in Washington, DC and every other city in the country.
And support for this protest is already spreading on social media.
One famous ally, Justin Bieber, tweeted out his support, acknowledging Cameron and March For Our Lives.
Justin stated, "Cameron, good talking to you last night. All of your bravery is amazing. I stand with you guys."
No matter which side of the argument you are on, we can all agree that change needs to happen.