Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by Elijah Manley
Everyone is pointing fingers left and right. However, nobody is calling out the Broward School Board and the Superintendent for their lack of action on ensuring school safety for the past decade. As a candidate for the school board and a friend of Stoneman Douglas students, I've called for the resignation of the Superintendent. Someone has to take responsibility for this lack of action.
With white supremacy plaguing communities of color, we can not back down from defeating this monster. The monster of gun culture, which is rooted in white supremacy and toxic masculinity. We must stand with with the youth of Stonemam Douglas and of the country, who are demanding radical change.
In addition, it is beyond time to demand stricter background checks and gun reform. We must also demand more funding for mental health and special needs funding for our schools, which has been ravaged by the Trump adminsitration and Tallahassee.
I graduated from Ft Lauderdale High School and I currently attend Broward College. I live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida which is in Broward County. I am only a few miles from Parkland and I have friends who attend the school.