As a senior at Paso Robles High School, I’m scared to read that 16 percent of LGBT students reported bringing a gun to school in the past year. That students feel the need to bring any type of firearm tells me that our high schools are not doing enough to promote a safe or even healthy environment for LGBT teens.
If one student feels threatened, then all students are threatened. Schools need to make students feel safe and that they belong. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”