The Great Smoky Mountain Journal
Tuesday, January 01, 2019 02:40 PM
Ohio Teenager Wounded In 2017 School Shooting Say It's Disrepectful Of Victims Of Parkland To Use Tragedy To Further Political Agenda
An Ohio teenager wounded in a school
shooting last year says he thinks it's disrespectful to victims of the
February massacre in Parkland, Florida, to use that tragedy to further a
particular political agenda.
West Liberty-Salem High School student Logan Cole said in a Facebook video he won't participate in the Wednesday student walkouts promoted by organizers of the Women's March.
He argues that they're oversimplifying the problem of school violence by advocating more gun control as the solution.
"I feel like violence in our schools and in our society is a much deeper issue, and I feel like it's a little bit simplistic to look at this and point out gun control as the problem," he said.
Cole said it's better to honor the
Parkland victims in a nonpolitical way. He is inviting classmates to
join him in doing that through a midday Wednesday memorial service at