Local students gather to discuss practical solutions to mass shootings at schools

(SBG San Antonio photo)

A number of high school students from are area are getting together today to talk about solutions to mass shootings on campuses.

Those at the student-led symposium called "Students on Safety San Antonio" say enough is enough and it's time for a change. According to them, no one is making those changes to keep them safe.

The keynote speaker for the symposium was Crystal Miller, a survivor of the Columbine High School massacre. It's been almost 20 years since that shooting where two gun men killed 13 people.

“I feel that there is movement where students are starting to say enough is enough. This has to change of our generation this has to change this for the generations that are coming up behind us,” Miller said.

Miller says something needs to be done to end this, and change just isn't happening but it could be on the horizon. These talks and student symposiums could help find some answers.

"By starting the conversation, by leading the charge this is where it happens, this is where change starts to happen and it's a long process and it's gonna take us a while to get there but these kids are boldly charging ahead," Miller said.

Other speakers at this event included a special agent with the FBI and San Antonio police Chief William McManus.

This afternoon students will gather into groups and try to come up with practical solutions to make their schools safer.

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