Parkland, Fla., School Monitor Who Didn’t Confront Shooter Was Accused of Sexually Harassing Students: Report

Andrew Medina, a security monitor at Parkland, Fla.’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saw accused shooter Nikolas Cruz step onto campus the day of the massacre. Despite suspecting that something was wrong—Medina said he radioed another monitor and told him to “keep your eyes” open—Medina himself didn’t confront

Why Can’t Getting a Gun Be Like Getting a Driver’s License? A Conversation With NRA TV’s Colion Noir

In the 24 hours it takes for this column to be written, edited, copy edited and uploaded to The Root and to end up on your phone, about 318 people across the United States will have been shot (in fact, the shooting at YouTube headquarters happened between writing my first and second drafts of this column). That’s just

Black Students at Stoneman Douglas High Want Gun-Violence Solutions to Address Police Violence

On Wednesday afternoon, black students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., assembled to draw attention to their growing safety concerns since returning to class—concerns they say may not necessarily be shared or highlighted by their white classmates, who have received the bulk of the national

Parkland, Fla., Student Says Media Didn’t Highlight Black Classmates’ Voices

During an Axios event Friday that focused on the national gun debate, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg was asked by Axios co-founder Mike Allen what the media’s biggest mistake was during the shooting at his school in Parkland, Fla. He responded that media outlets failed to highlight the voices

‘Young People Like You Have Led the Way in Making America Better’: Barack and Michelle Obama Write Letter to Parkland, Fla., Students 

In the wake of the horrific Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama sent the students a heartfelt, handwritten note, expressing how inspired they were by the determination and resilience of student protesters