Texas Moms Demand Action, Everytown React To Houston-Area School District Threats To Suspend Students Who Protest Gun Violence After Parkland Shooting
On Tuesday, Needville Independent School District Superintendent Threatened to Suspend Any Student Who Disrupts School or Walks Out to Protest Current Gun Laws
HOUSTON – The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to a letter sent home to parents and posted on social media from Needville Independent School District Superintendent threatening to suspend any student for three days who “disrupts” school in protest of gun violence. Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting have called for nation-wide school walks outs in response to the gun violence that killed 17 and injured at least 14 of their peers.
STATEMENT FROM AMANDA JOHNSON, VOLUNTEER WITH THE TEXAS CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“How dare anyone punish children who are rightfully terrified to go to school. These kids are too young to vote – they are working every way they can to use their voices to make a difference. To try to silence them is outrageous.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs