Long Beach Voicewaves – AFTER PARKLAND: LONG BEACH YOUTH ON GUN POLITICS, THE NRA, AND SCHOOL SAFETY
On average, research shows that about one school shooting happens every week in the United States. On Feb. 21, rumors peaked on social media around gun violence threats at Long Beach high schools, leading some students to stay home. The prior week, 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida — a trend far too familiar. VoiceWaves asked its youth: What should local politicians do to make them feel safe on campus?