Florida teacher and massacre survivor Alicia Blonde makes impassioned call for media to remain focused on mass shooting epidemic
Alicia Blonde: "We’re more worried in this country about whether or not athletes take a knee at a sporting event" than protecting kids in schools
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From the February 15 edition of Fox News' Shepard Smith Reporting:
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SHEPARD SMITH (HOST): What should the rest of us know about what you’re feeling and your students are feeling?
ALICIA BLONDE: I know that people cloak themselves in the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. But our founding fathers didn’t have this in mind. Our founding fathers didn’t believe that somebody could walk into a school and knock off rounds and kill 17 people in a matter of seconds and injure 14 others, 3 of which are still fighting for their lives. I don’t think that was the idea of our founding fathers. It seems to me like we’re more worried in this country about whether or not athletes take a knee at a sporting event than whether or not we protect our kids in a school. These kids who are ready to turn in their homework instead of running down the hallways for their life.
We need to do something as a society. We need to do something as American people to protect our kids. This doesn't just happen in Stoneman Douglas. And with all due respect to your station, you guys will be here today, tomorrow and maybe next week but by the following week, it will start tapering off and you won’t be here anymore and it will just be a passing memory just like Columbine is a passing memory, Sandy Hook is a passing memory, the Vegas shooting is a passing memory and everybody goes about their life and nothing gets done.