News from St. Francis 3/11 – 3/18/18

While we live in a democracy, we continue to live in times where we need to speak and act as a part of our citizenship. The following was passed on from Claudia Bilotti’s daughter, Alyssa. It is a piece by a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Posted by Annalea Ricci
My grandniece, Madison, wrote about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings in Parkland Florida. She and her twin sister are students there. It is something I will share at the Larchmont /Mamaroneck Summit Board in a few days. It brought me to tears. We must put an end to assault rifles in our country!
You know, some people say, “don’t worry… it’ll never happen to us.” The odd thing is, I heard this two days before the shooting. We had just been discussing drills. Our school is required to have a false shooting drill at some point in the year, to practice what we would do in the real thing. The sad thing is, we never even got a practice one. I know I’m supposed to be sharing my reaction with you, but I think it’s important to know what we went through before any thoughts or assumptions occur.

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