It’s been a week since Nikolas Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and opened fire.
17 students and faculty were killed in that shooting. Wednesday, a moment of silence was held at Wheeling Park High School.
Students at Wheeling Park held that moment of silence to remember those killed in the school shooting. The students announced they stand in solidarity with those from Parkland, Florida and hope for future without violence.
The students recited the names of the 17 victims before holding a 17 second moment of silence in honor of them.
“17 innocent people lost their lives: 14 students and 3 faculty, many others were injured,” one WPHS student said. “These victims were all friends, children, parents, siblings, classmates, and colleagues that will be mourned by their loved ones. They were real people and they mattered.”
The students aren’t done yet, they’re also planning numerous events throughout the school year, so the remembrance doesn’t end Wednesday.
They’re also hoping to look at ways to solve this issue, in hopes that it doesn’t happen again.