Following reports of a shooting in Maryland, student “organizers” of the March for Our Lives planned for this Saturday began tweeting their outrage. That outrage quickly turned to silence when reports came out that a school resource officer shot and killed the shooter before he could do more than injure two students.
Just as reports were coming in, Emma Gonzales, who is perhaps the most well know anti-gun student activist Tweeted out her sympathies along with a call to action.
We are Here for you, students of Great Mills 💗 together we can stop this from ever happening again https://t.co/bkzL1FcVgu
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 20, 2018
David Hogg, who has also been extremely vocal, re-tweeted a tweet from his classmate Jaclyn Corin, but has otherwise been silent.
Less than a WEEK ago Great Mills High School students walked out with us to protest gun violence…now they’re experiencing it for themselves. The state of our country is disgusting – I’m so sorry, Great Mills.
— Jaclyn Corin (@JaclynCorin) March 20, 2018
Once reports began coming out that the shooter was stopped by an armed resource officer, the Tweets stopped, and none of the students chose to acknowledge the officer’s heroic actions.
Gonzales has been a vocal advocate against having guns in schools. In an interview with 60 Minutes, her main point against teachers being armed was that her school ran out of paper.