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Survivors of a recent gun rampage at Santa Fe High School of Texas called for reforms including hard-bitten gun restrictions as a result of death of their classmates.
Eight children and two adults were killed in the gun rampage when student of Santa Fe school Dimitrios Pagourtzis with a shot gun and hand gun fired multiple shots inside his school in rural southeast Texas, as well injuring 13.
Sabikah Shiekh, 17, Pakistani exchange student was buried in Karachi on Wednesday. In Texas, the funerals of substitute teacher Cynthia Tisdale, 64, and students Christian Riley Garcia, 15, and Christopher Stone, 17, were held on Friday.
A group of Santa Fe school students publicly called for gun restrictions among other reforms to fight the mass shootings that plague life in the United States.
“The simple reality is that if we do not do something, another town will be ripped apart, like mine,” said Santa Fe High School student Megan McGuire speaking at news conference organized by Houston contingent of “March for Our Lives.”
The students said that they need mental health and school safety reforms and as well common sense gun restrictions by making it legal mandated for secure gun storage inside homes and tougher checking of backgrounds for gun purchases.
“We are not backing down… This is not a one-week thing. We are not going to let anybody move on from this,” said Bree Butler, a Santa Fe High School senior.
Three days of discussions were held to better to how to prevent school shootings and students, educators and advocates on both sides of the fraught gun control debate were invited.
By Sowmya Sangam