David Hogg and other activists on the internet are demanding action from schools after a second Parkland survivor died by suicide in one week.
Around a week after Parkland survivor Sydney Aiello died by suicide, another Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who survived the school shooting on Feb. 14, 2018 has also tragically died “by an apparent suicide” on March 23, the Miami Herald reported. The student was a juvenile, Coral Springs police spokesman Tyler Reik told the newspaper, and sources revealed that it was a male sophomore who died. After the second student death in a week, other student survivors and activists have demanded action from schools to provide better resources for students in the aftermath of such a tragedy.
MSD survivor and activist David Hogg called for action on Twitter. “We’re currently in a time where students are reporting record high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression,” he said.
“Our schools need serious mental health funding and proper guidance counselors that aren’t just paid schedulers but are ACTUAL guidance counselors,” he continued, asking for better resources. David was one of the Parkland high school survivors to take action after the shooting, and co-founded the movement March for our Lives.
We’re currently in a time where students are reporting record high levels of stress, anxiety, a