17-year-old Stoneman Douglas Senior, David Hogg, will refuse to return to his school until gun control is passed.
Hogg made the declaration at an anti-gun rally in New Jersey. Hogg, who has quickly become one of the most outspoken Stoneman Douglas student activists on gun control, said at the rally “I’m not going back to school on Wednesday until one bill is passed.”
Stoneman Douglas reopened classes on Monday.
The New York Daily News reported that Hogg also called pro-gun Florida legislators “child murderers” in the remarks.
“Literally any legislation at this point would be a success considering the fact that so few legislators in Florida met with us. The fact that they want people to forget about this and elect them again as the child murderers they are, that’s unacceptable and we’re not going to let that happen.”
In the same speech, Hogg said that Florida Gov. Rick Scott “doesn’t care about students’ lives,” because his proposed gun control reforms do not go far enough.