Every time we have an active shooter training, or see another tragedy on the news, it breaks mine and my classmates’ hearts, because we are reminded that we aren’t even safe in our own classrooms. The grim reality of school shootings in our country is why I am asking Gov. Chris Sununu to sign House Bill 564 – a common-sense policy that would simply ban guns from schools.
This week, when Gov. Sununu decides whether to stand up for students or shill for gun lobbyists, we will be watching. When he decides whether to sign a bill that could save lives or veto it to satisfy the gun lobby, we will be watching. I’m only 15 years old now, but I still have a voice. Someday I’ll have a vote – and I will be watching.
(Akanksha Vasireddy is a student at Nashua High School South.)