Marjory Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg, now a prominent activist in the #NeverAgain movement, said the media’s biggest mistake while covering the shooting at his school was not giving black survivors a prominent voice.
“My school is about 25 percent black, but the way we’re covered doesn’t reflect that.” -David Hogg
Axios journalist and developer Alex Duner added on Twitter that Hogg said the lack of black representation was “disgusting.”
Hogg also told Axios co-founder Mike Allen that his school felt “like a prison” amid ramped-up security measures. The school announced this week it would require all students to wear clear backpacks upon their return from spring break. Robert W. Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, added there would be further security measures and spending, perhaps even including metal-detecting wands at the school’s entrance.
A “March for Our Lives” rally, spearheaded by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas takes place blocks from the Whitehouse today in Washington, D.C.