11 Sep Teen Fatally Shot in Las Vegas School Shooting
Shooting at Canyon Springs HS comes after multiple reports of guns present at CCSD schools
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- Less than a month after the first day of school, a Las Vegas teen was fatally shot at Canyon Springs High School today. This is following two prior instances where guns have been found on Clark County school campuses, luckily without any injury. School shootings continue to plague our nation’s school campuses as Congress refuses to act. Here in Nevada, Attorney General Adam Laxalt refuses to enforce universal background checks, demanded by voters in 2016. Battle Born Progress Executive Director Annette Magnus released the following statement:
“While throughout the developed world, schools are spaces for learning, growth, and knowledge, here in the United States our children are terrorized in their schools. Now a school in our own community has suffered the consequences of gun violence.
No parent, child, or educator should fear for their safety in what is meant to be a learning environment. How can we expect our children to learn, grow, and take risks if they are living in fear of getting shot?
In less than a month, we will be remembering the senseless massacre of October 1st. Today we ask the same questions we asked after Las Vegas suffered from the worst mass shooting in history. When will we hit our tipping point? How many people have to die before our elected officials will pass common-sense gun legislation?”
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