February 15, 2018

In an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota this morning, David Hogg, a student at the school, said that it's wrong for the nation to accept school shootings as normal.

"Your sister was in the freshman wing along with Kelsey. What happened?" Camerota asked.

"I was extremely concerned for my sister, but we actually thought this was a drill, an extremely realistic one at that. I thought that because of the extremely well executed response of the janitor and everybody else," Hogg said.

"But while we were in there, we soon found out this was anything but a drill. This was life or death."

"How did you find this out?" Camerota asked.

"Our phones. Sadly, my sister, she’s a freshman, and she had two of her best friends die," he said.

"That’s not acceptable. That is something that we should not let happen in this country, especially when we’re going to school. The fact that this is the eighteenth school shooting, and this is only February, is a testament to how far this country has come. We need to dig out of this hole. There’s something seriously wrong here. And some of our policymakers, they need to look in the mirror and take some action.

"Because ideas are great, but without action, ideas stay ideas and children die.”

Wait, you mean "thoughts and prayers" don't work? Crazy!

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