In the wake of the tragic Santa Fe High school shooting in Texas many were left terrified and heartbroken, yet, unsurprised that it has happened again. According to CNN, there has been, on average, 1 mass shooting in the US every week this year.

Student Andrew Schneidawind started the trending hashtag #IfIDieInASchoolShooting in the hope of bringing attention to public safety, and the tragic effect each mass school shooting has on all of us. The hashtag became trending on Twitter, and hundreds of students have already shared the things they would miss out on if they were killed. Many reflected on the loved ones they would leave behind, and others shared the experiences and goals they would never be able to accomplish.

The students took the chance to pressure legislators to pass an effective gun control reform. And no matter on which side of the gun law reform debate you are, these testimonies will definitely make you feel heartbroken.

Student Andrew Schneidawind started the hashtag #IfIDieInASchoolShooting

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Alia G.
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3 years ago

Dark, but it’d be a needed slap in the face to the NRA creeps.

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Natasha Forchione
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3 years ago

So true, the killers are always remembered and victims too soon forgotten.

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Miriam L
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3 years ago

Oh my goodness... This is heartbreaking. I'm a student, similar age, totally different country. Why does this continue?

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Luis Sanchez
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3 years ago

Snap

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lazy_panda
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3 years ago

aww the dog part made me cry :(

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GAK
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3 years ago

Wow this is really emotionally powerful :( !!!

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Em
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3 years ago

This one hit me hard..

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Emma Knappe
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3 years ago

Omg, the truth of that cuts deep

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Zori the degu
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3 years ago

Another? Poor parents.

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Charlotte Brine
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3 years ago

Woah this one is deep!

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Deniz Vitvitskiji
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1 year ago

I saw people painting the faces of people who died in shooting on a wall, but some people started yelling at them for no reason, and then wiped the paintings off.

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

oh lord, ugly crying. This is so senseless. These students are asking for the right to live their lives, and this can be achieved with common sense and the will of politicians.

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

yes, you will be robbed of your life and all of us who could have benefitted from your contributions and presence will be robbed of that too.

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All With Heart
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3 years ago

...DAMMMMMN

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I'm.in.wonderland
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1 year ago (edited)

F*ck you John Smith, you just ruined everyone's next few days and disrespected the kids who have had their lives shortened by the horrible people who are taking out their anger on innocent students, teachers, and citizens. You clearly have no sympathy for the families who have lost their loved ones. So again I say, F*CK YOU.

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Sara Kate MacFarland
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3 years ago

I wish I could vote for this one a million times

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Maia Kopylova
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3 years ago

The username... so sad.

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Zori the degu
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3 years ago

The truth is a painful thing.

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Sara Kate MacFarland
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3 years ago

Truth……..Hurts

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Sara Kate MacFarland
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3 years ago

Spend every moment of every day....learning to love yourself. Begin NOW.

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Magpie
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3 years ago

".. just know I knew it would happen some day. "" Dear god America what are you doing to your ( surviving ) children??? Let alone the dead children.???

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

No child should have to think this way

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Magpie
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3 years ago

Oh Kristen this Australian's thoughts and grief are with you. ... and dear god you are holding on to hope. I admire you.

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sharron lynn parsons
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3 years ago

YES, VOTE THE PEOPLE OUT WHO REFUSE CHANGE TO SAVE THE CHILDREN !!!

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