In Wake Of Texas Shooting, How Are Student Activists Responding?

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Student protesters inside St. Paul's Cathedral in Boston (Michael Dwyer/AP)
Student protesters inside St. Paul's Cathedral in Boston (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people, hundreds of thousands of students mobilized to rally for stricter gun control laws. But just months later, on Friday, another shooting claimed the lives of 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

With school shootings becoming a more frequent occurrence in our society, how are students responding — especially those who have been fighting over the past few months to end them?


Amalia Hochman, sophomore at Somerville High School and Students Against Gun Violence co-organizer. She tweets at @amaliahochman.

Dr. Nancy Rappaport, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She tweets at @docrappaport.

This article was originally published on May 21, 2018.

This segment aired on May 21, 2018.

Paris Alston Host, Consider This
Paris Alston was WBUR's host of the Consider This podcast and a former producer for Radio Boston.


Deborah Becker Host/Reporter
Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice and education.



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