The parents of the victims in the Parkland, Florida, massacre released a statement making a request of the media covering the massacre in Santa Fe, Texas. (DANIEL KRAMER/AFP/Getty Images)

After the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas, Parkland, FL parents issued a statement. The statement said the following:

“The families of the victims killed in the Parkland massacre are deeply saddened that today another group of families, those from Santa Fe, TX, have suffered the loss of a loved one at school,” the statement read. “All Americans must come together and unite to put an end to these preventable tragedies.”

“Our elected officials need to enact laws and provide mandatory Federal guidelines for school safety,” the statement added.

“We ask that the media covering this event refrain from using the shooter’s name thereby preventing him from gaining the notoriety many of his kind desire,”  the statement continued. “Published studies clearly demonstrate this fact.”

“These hate-filled individuals that attack and kill innocent children and school staff should not be glorified,” said the statement. “The stories referring to this event should be about the victims, their families, and how we can prevent this from ever happening again.”

“We mourn and pray for those lost or injured and hope their community will rally to support them as ours has,” the statement concluded.


Ten people were killed at and local law enforcement found bombs and pressure cookers on school grounds. The shooter used guns issued to his father in the attacks.

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Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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