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school shootings

117 petitions

Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives

Stop School Shootings

We need to stop school shootings. We can achieve this by having more regulations on gun use, gun sales, and ammunition sales. Reading about school shootings (For Example, tinyurl.com/schoolshootingnews) makes me sad. People simply talk about it on social media, but how does talk help? We need to take action. By signing this petition, you are joining a movement to stop school shootings, making our schools safer. Remember, these students are our future. We need to protect them. Sign this petition today! I have decided to start this petition after I read multiple articles about previous school shootings. I searched change.org and found that no other petitions have been started about this general issue. There are many specific petitions, but those are targeted towards a certain region only and not toward all schools of the nation. School shootings are a serious threat to schools, and they need to be stopped. The US government needs to start making changes today! Support this cause. Doing so will benefit you, no matter what your identity is. Be it a parent, teacher, or student, stopping school shootings will help you in the long run. Parents can stop fretting about their child's safety. Teachers need not worry about their students. Students no longer need to skip school to stay safe. Overall, stopping school shootings will benefit all.

Mason Kuan
16 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, chuck schumer, Steny H. Hoyer, Jim Clyburn, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, Michael Pence, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Gavin Newsome, Scott Wilk

The people of Santa Clarita urge Congress to do something about mass shootings.

Today is a terrible day for the community of Santa Clarita, California. At least five lives hang in the balance, and at least six families have been irreversibly changed. This is so much more than politics- so much more than right or left, red or blue, black or white. The people of Santa Clarita have always been diverse. We have different ideologies, religious beliefs, heritages, and lifestyles. However, we have always been a city united, and a welcome place for everyone. We must band together now more than ever in the face of this senseless tragedy which took place this morning at Saugus High School. Enough is enough. The citizens of Santa Clarita demand that Congress comes together, like the people of Santa Clarita always will, to pass bipartisan gun control legislation that respects our Second Amendment rights, but makes it much, much harder for tragedies like this to occur on a regular basis. We also urge Congress to address this problem at the source, by making mental healthcare more accessible for all Americans. The people of Santa Clarita will not allow Saugus High to become just another school shooting! Congress, it's time to stop sitting on your hands, acting like nothing can be done about this. It's time to see beyond party politics and stop talking about unrealistic solutions like taking away all guns, or arming teachers. Congress, it is time for you to face this complex issue and find a real solution, no matter how long it takes! Work together to protect the American people! Stop allowing mass shootings to become our new normal!

Taylor Doucette
1,814 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, California State University, California State University Los Angeles, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala D. Harris, Gavin Newsom, Eric Garcetti

Demand CSULA to Provide Active Shooting Protocols and Updated Safety Measures

We are writing to you as a representation of the student and employee body at California State University, Los Angeles. We are demanding our local representatives, Cal State LA Administration, the Cal State LA Public Safety Advisory, and specifically the Department of Public Safety to provide direct, proper, and timely information, updates, procedures, and training in regards to any potential danger at Cal State LA that is a threat to the lives of its students, staff, and faculty.  In the past eight days, Cal State LA has received three threats to the campus, two of which were identified as shooting threats, and one undisclosed graffiti threat. The first threat on October 29th was only made known to the student body approximately two hours after the initial threat was called in, with many students reporting they did not receive any texts alerts, emails, or information regarding the incident whatsoever. When the second threat took place on November 4th, students that were lucky were notified that there was an active threat to the library, but that the source was “unknown” and to “be alert”; somehow, the unknown threat was significant enough to caution students to be alert, but not to evacuate the library or even notify everyone of potential danger. A few hours later, Cal State LA sent out an email with information regarding the threat, but it was reported that many students did not receive this email as well. A briefing of the most recent threat on November 6th was sent out to students from approximately 7-8pm, describing a “future threat” found written in a campus bathroom. With no further details provided, we were assured that there was “no immediate threat” and that campus is “safe.” How the seriousness of a threat and subsequent “safety” of campus is determined is not information that is provided or accessible to students, staff, or faculty. The vague, untimely, and lack of alerts sent by the school have caused anxiety, mass hysteria, and rumors to circulate across campus. We all have questions and genuine concerns for our safety that are not being addressed.  Amidst all of the confusion and uncertainty, one thing is clear: there has been a large display of carelessness on the part of Cal State LA and the Department of Public Safety that has directly put individuals’ lives as risk. We deserve to know when and what to do if there is a direct threat to our lives, in a climate where gun violence and mass shootings in schools are such common occurrences. At Cal State LA, we are calling for: Active shooter training for all University employees Active shooter procedures for all students and employees taught and posted visibly in every room Locks on all classroom and office doors in every building Doors that swing inside only One ‘active shooter drill’ every semester Updates to the text alert system that ensures every student and employee receives a notification at the exact time of administrative knowledge of a threat Live tweeting from a University twitter account (or through the GET app) during any potential/real threat providing all known information, and addressing rumors  Transparency from administration in informing students and employees of the procedures for determining the viability of a threat Time is of the essence and these minimal requests are extremely reasonable and valid, especially at a time when gun violence and mass shootings are so prevalent in America. Many students do not feel safe and are extremely dissatisfied with the way this situation has been handled. Safety should be a top priority of the University and we deserve transparency and respect when our lives may be in danger. We demand our requests be addressed, implemented, and our voices heard as we are speaking in the best interest of all students, faculty, and staff at Cal State LA.

Alexis Adams
2,538 supporters