Miami Middle School Students Hope Their Magazine Will Help End Gun Violence
The morning after the Feb. 14, 2018, school shooting in Parkland, Fla., a middle school teacher in nearby Miami stood in front of his speech and debate class and had no idea what to say.
“It’s a powerful thing when 13-year-olds and 14-year-olds are looking up to you for an answer to something that you don’t have an answer for,” said Kelsey Major, a teacher at Everglades K-8 Center, a public school about 50 miles south of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people had been killed in the shooting.
“In speech and debate, I was speechless,” he said.
What started as a loss for words later became a group civics project aimed at ending gun violence.