July 1, 2022


It's Your Education

Local educators and students participate in March for our Lives rally at AISD Education Support Center | KAMR

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Across the country Saturday, several joined together with the March for our Life rally in Washington D.C. to get in touch with on lawmakers for typical-perception nationwide and condition gun safety limits, together with 1 in this article in Amarillo as instructors gathered at the Amarillo Unbiased College District Schooling Help Heart.

Aaron Phillips, an AISD teacher and President of the Amarillo Education Affiliation, said this rally shows that across the country individuals are seeking change.

“If we are not seen if we are not standing up and demanding action. We are not heading to get the legislation we require to help you save our kids’ life,” explained Phillips.

Phillips explained they are seeking details-dependent, evidentiary actions that will make educational institutions risk-free.

“You listen to a whole lot of political leaders calling for the hardening of universities, which will make them much less risk-free and make them extra traumatic for pupils. We want to quit the guns from finding into the hands of folks that will hurt us. So the evidence has shown, we have to have compressive qualifications checks no matter wherever somebody purchases a firearm, we want a obligatory waiting time period, we have to have boundaries on substantial potential rounds,” said Phillips.

Amanda Fitzgerald, a high university instructor with AISD extra academics are the front line of the faculty and will have to be integrated in the conversion to assistance keep students risk-free.

“We are the voice of our pupils quite a few moments,” mentioned Fitzgerald.

Lindsay London, a previous nurse with Amarillo ISD mentioned she hopes the conversion will change just after Uvalde.

“As moms and dads of faculty-age youngsters, we are not okay. We are terrified each working day that nowadays will be the working day that a thing may well occur in our possess child’s university. I hope that our communities will need action from govt officials now and not just views and prayers and excuses and delays,” stated London.

Phillips mentioned they wore orange at Saturday’s function simply because it is the color of the gun violence recognition motion and a lot like a hunter to say really do not shoot us, really do not shoot our children, and don’t shoot our educational facilities

Phillips explained there had been in excess of 100 people today that attended Saturday’s rally.