Suozzi asks LI high school students to help stop gun violence

Suozzi asks LI high school students to help stop gun violence

Hours after a student in a Texas high school allegedly shot dead at least 10 people — mostly classmates — Rep. Tom Suozzi asked Long Island students for their help in stopping gun violence. “The grown-ups have failed,” he told a group of students who helped organize the March for Our Lives on Long Island on March 24, a day of demonstrations nationwide in response to the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. “We need young people to embrace this issue and keep it on the front burner,” said Suozzi (D-Glen Cove). He encouraged the students to vote, if they are of legal age, to help register others to vote and to continue to make noise about the issue through demonstrations and through social media. They met with Suozzi at Glen Cove City Hall at a previously scheduled “fireside chat” that took on greater urgency with reports early Friday that a student at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, had opened fire on classmates, killing at least 10 people and renewing the debate over guns and who should be able to obtain them. “Obviously today in the wake of this morning’s events we were just shocked,” said Avalon Fenster, 16, a sophomore at the Stony Brook School, referring to another shooting at a U.S. school. “Not necessarily that it had happened again but just shocked that it took this for everyone to . . . keep paying attention.” Fenster joined Lucy […]

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