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Rep. Frankel Statement on the Anniversary of the Parkland Shooting
Washington, February 14, 2022
Tags: Gun Violence Prevention
West Palm Beach, FL – Today, Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL-21) released the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
“It’s been four years since 17 students and staff were murdered, and 17 more were injured, during the horrific shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and the grief over the lives lost and families that were broken that day is still very real,” said Rep. Frankel. “Today, we reflect on this tragedy and remember the victims. We must also recommit ourselves to working with the brave survivors who have taken their loss, trauma, and grief and turned it into activism. Students should be focused on taking notes, not taking cover, at school—it’s time to stand with the survivors of the Parkland shooting and pass commonsense gun legislation, invest in the proper mental health services, and fund the security and community resources they have been advocating for since 2018. Identifying and treating potential risks early on is critical to keeping our children and families safe.”