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It has officially been one year since the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland FL. In the last 365 days there have been walkouts, marches and rallys but the scars remain for the students and their families. Many of the survivors and those that survive the victims, spoke out on social media. Take a look at some of the tweets below:
— Lauren Hogg (@lauren_hoggs) February 14, 2019
— Edna Ruiz (@ednaruiztv) February 14, 2019
A year ago today I lost my Princess Meadow. Everyday hurts the same as the first.
Meadow, my life will never be the same without you, but I’ve been fighting everyday to make sure this never happens again.
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) February 14, 2019
My sweet baby cousin survived the #ParklandSchoolShooting. She suffers from PTSD. She does her homework in her closet because it’s an enclosed space and she feels safe there. This isn’t the freedom I want for her. Is it the freedom you imagined for the children in your lives?
— Melissa Warner (@ProducerMelissa) February 14, 2019
It was not supposed to be the the last time I would see Jaime. For those who still want to deny the reality of gun violence, my daughter IS Jaime Guttenberg. I will be visiting her today at the cemetery. Jaime, I love you forever and miss you every second of every day.
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) February 14, 2019
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
In the 365 days since the Valentines Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, there have been 349 mass shootings in the United States. According to Gun Violence Archive (@gundeaths on Twitter) more than 42,000 Americans have been killed or injured by gun violence and more than 3,400 of those are kids and teens aged 0-17.
— Gun Violence Archive (@GunDeaths) February 14, 2019
Watch this clip from CBS This Morning as one student reflects on the last year and says she still does not feel safe. Our hearts are with the victims and their families on this tragic day.