“You make me proud of my country”, wrote the actor and director George Clooney to the students of the high school in Parkland, Florida, where in February, 17 people killed when a former pupil in the school building and started shooting. The open letter was published today on news site The Guardian US, that students of the affected school received as gastredacteurs.
Yet another shooting on an American school has the debate about the wapenwetten in the United States to do so again flare up, and this time scissors the students of the affected school en masse behind a national campaign that promotes safer schools and stricter wapenwetten. Tomorrow is the demonstratiemars ‘March for Our Lives” takes place in capital city Washington DC and elsewhere in the country. Clooney and his wife Amal have the $ 500,000 donated to support.
In his open letter in The Guardian US congratulates the celebrated actor and director of the students with their efforts. The online newspaper was to one day be taken over by the editorial staff of The Eagle Eye, the studentenkrantje of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, where the shooting took place. Clooney also thanks for an interview with the studentenkrant, because “the way in which young people are the subject to bring to the attention in adults the most efficient seems to be”. “Anyone would be proud to be asked for an interview, but it would be so much more impact if you only young people would be interviewing”, what it sounds like.
He closes his letter with the message that the students him proud do feel it on his land.