Assignment 7 – Parkland, Florida
February 25, 2018
That’s what it takes from my house in Delray Beach to Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. I know this for a fact because one of my best friends lives in the Broward County.
I used the map above to show the locations and how close they are. It makes me wonder as an international student what’s the meaning of safety and the statistics don’t exactly give you peace.
In this graph we can observe some of the deadliest school shootings in the recent years.
In Brazil, where I’m from, citizens do not have the right to carry or purchase guns and even if it is a third world country, we haven’t had mass shootings in schools the way it happens in the US.
But it seems like now, with so many people, including myself, protesting changes about gun control are starting to happen. According to NBC’s 9News businesses like Hertz, United and Delta Airlines are cutting ties to the NRA (National Rifle Association) in order to support the victims of the shootings.
Also universities around the US are supporting admitted and prospect student who protest.
It’s a small change but at least it’s a change.
Infogram data source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/476381/school-shootings-in-the-us-by-victim-count/