#IfIDieInASchoolShooting: American students share heartbreaking messages amid increasing school shootings
Students across the United States are taking to Twitter to express their frustrations against lack of action from lawmakers to tighten gun control regulations in the country amid increasing mass shootings in schools.
There have been a total of 22 school shootings so far this year, killing 31 people in the country so far. Reports state the number of casualties from school shootings is even more than military casualties in the same period this year.
The latest school shooting, which occurred last week on Friday in Santa Fe High school in Texas, claimed the lives of 10 people, mostly students. The number of school shooting casualties this year was increased by the Texas shooting and the Parkland school shooting on February 14.
Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida, opened fire on the campus with his legally-bought AR-15 rifle, killing 17 people. Most of the victims of the massacre were students and teachers. The Parkland massacre is deemed as the deadliest mass shooting in 2018 so far.
Reports state that without the Texas school shooting and Parkland shooting, the total number of casualties would be have been four deaths in 14 school shooting incidents so far this year.
Students on Wednesday began tweeting messages with the hashtag, #IfIDieInASchoolShooting, sharing what they would miss out on if they died during such a shooting.