“We are deeply saddened by the tragedy at Santa Fe High School and send our love and support to the families affected as well as the entire community,” March for Our Lives tweeted in response to Friday’s school shooting at the Texas school. “Though this is the 22nd school shooting this year, we urge those reading not to sweep it under the rug and forget. This is not the price of our freedom. This is the most fatal shooting since the one at our school and tragedies like this will continue to happen unless action is taken.”
Several of the Parkland survivors also tweeted as individuals, expressing rage and grief and solidarity:
Get ready for two weeks of media coverage of politicians acting like they give a shit when in reality they just want to boost their approval ratings before midterms.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 18, 2018
Santa Fe High, you didnÃ¢ÂÂt deserve this. You deserve peace all your lives, not just after a tombstone saying that is put over you. You deserve more than Thoughts and Prayers, and after supporting us by walking out we will be there to support you by raising up your voices.
— Emma GonzÃÂ¡lez (@Emma4Change) May 18, 2018
I should be celebrating my last day of high school, but instead my heart is broken to hear of the tragedy at Santa Fe. We cannot let this continue to be the norm. We cannot.
— Delaney Tarr (@delaneytarr) May 18, 2018
Donald Trump does not care about school shootings.
Donald Trump does nothing to stop school shootings.
DonÃ¢ÂÂt talk to me about the Ã¢ÂÂstop school violence act,Ã¢ÂÂ because that does nothing to stop school shootings.
Donald Trump does not care about you or your kids getting shot.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
Every time I see anything like this it feels like February 14th all over again.. https://t.co/ZevoONl4N5
— Tyah-Amoy Roberts (@xotyahmarie) May 18, 2018
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School AP Government teacher Jeff Foster, who had his class watch coverage of the Santa Fe shooting, provided a reminder that each school shooting retraumatizes the survivors of previous shootings:
“The students all seemed to be in disbelief and angry. Watching them, you could see, looking into the kids’ eyes, you could see them remembering when they had cameras in their own faces three months ago.”