March For Our Lives activists and students who survived the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting have been speaking out on social media since a shooter opened fire at a popular college bar in Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday night. Twelve people were killed and 18 others were injured at the Borderline Bar & Grill.
Ryan Deitsch, a student activist with March For Our Lives, responded via Twitter to our request for comment to send out “thoughts and actions” to the Thousand Oaks community.
“Tragedy can turn the safest cities in America into a haven for uncertainty and grief. We must combat this as a society through our culture and our legislation in an effort to reduce the frequency of untimely funerals,” he wrote. “Hopefully these happenings stop happening. We aren’t stopping anytime soon.”
The March For Our Lives branch in Ventura County released a statement about the shooting on Twitter Thursday.
David Hogg of March For Our Lives said the federal government needs to take action on guns in a tweet this morning.
Cameron Kasky, co-founder of March For Our Lives, tweeted that no one is safe from these tragedies.
Adam Alhanti, director of March For Our Lives, extended his sympathies to those impacted by the shooting.
Lauren Hogg, an activist and current student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, also tweeted her support for the victims in Thousand Oaks.
Updated at 5:19 p.m. Thursday with a statement from March For Our Lives Ventura County.