‘Parents sent their kids to school and they didn’t come home’; Moms Demand Action react to Texas elementary school shooting

Published: May. 24, 2022 at 7:32 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - People across the country are reacting to a Texas elementary school shooting that left 14 children dead and one teacher. Parents say they are trying to imagine what it’s like, not being able to pick their child up from school after a devastating tragedy.

Jennifer Haan is one of those parents. She’s a volunteer leader with the Indiana Chapter of Moms Demand Action, a group who advocates for stricter gun laws in the United States.

“When will enough be enough. We had the mass shooting in Buffalo a week ago,” Haan said. “The first thing I did was turn to my son and pull him in for a big hug. When Sandy Hook happened, I was icing the cake for his first birthday. Now he’s ten.”

Haan says their organization works to educate people about gun laws and create stricter legislation for guns in Indiana.

“I don’t know how you can look at that headline and not feel for those parents who sent their kids to school today and they did not come home,” Haan said. “These are children. These are small children.”

She says Moms Demand Action will be reaching out to Indiana senators hoping to bring more background checks to Indiana.

Police say they are unsure why this happened but the 18-year-old gunman is also dead.

You can find out more about the group here.

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