An 18-year-old student who survived Wednesday’s deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school called on Congress to take immediate action to prevent another mass shooting.
“Please, this is the 18th one this year. That’s unacceptable. We’re children. You guys are the adults,” David Hogg said during an interview on CNN the morning after surviving the horrific mass shooting that left 17 dead and more than a dozen wounded.
“You need to take some action and play a role. Work together, come over your politics and get something done.”
The high school senior said he and others were rescued by a heroic janitor who helped them escape from the school and away from the shooter, but noted that his sister had two of her best friends die at the hands of the gunman.
Hogg said that the “fact that this is the 18th school shooting, and this is only February, is a testament to where this country has come.”
“We need to dig out of this hole,” he continued. “There is something seriously wrong here. And some of our policymakers…need to look in the mirror and take some action because ideas are great, but without action, ideas stay ideas and children die.”
“Children will continue to die if we don’t take a stand now,” he said.
Student who survived school shooting: “We need to dig out of this hole… there is something seriously wrong here. And some of our policymakers… need to look in the mirror and take some action because… without action, ideas stay ideas and children die.” https://t.co/Y42waHsOlN pic.twitter.com/sdV9P7yXSn
— CNN (@CNN) February 15, 2018