POTS: What are your reactions to the Florida shooting?
Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer
Rahul Kolluri, senior
“I think that it is really, really tough to deal with. One of the things that keeps making me mad is that we have such a hard time discussing it. In terms of what we do in class, having more discussions and being able to come to terms with whether we are enforcing gun laws in this country, or if we are not doing a good job of seeking out people who have mental health issues. I think it's something ...
Mia Silvestri, sophomore
“I am pretty horrified by the entire thing and a little scared to come back to school. I don’t think that assault rifles should be sold to the public. If people want to have their private firearms, or if they want to have their own guns for hunting or something like that, but assault rifles are an entirely different level that only the military really needs.”
Basya Klein, junior
“Mostly just anger that something like this happened again and everyone is like ‘now is not the time to talk about it,’ but when is the time to talk about it? When people are dead? People knew that this guy was a threat, but nobody really did anything about it and the fact that he was legally able to get a gun and get into the school and start shooting people--it should not have happened. Gun c...
Betanya Abera, freshman
“To be honest, I wasn’t that surprised, but I was extremely disappointed. I am not 100 percent sure on what we could do, but maybe gun drills might help so we would know what to do in case this really did happen and to have more precaution.”
Eden Smith, sophomore
“I thought it was just like another example of why we need stricter gun laws in the U.S. I was obviously devastated by the news, and it shows that it could happen even to our school.”