Anyone who has Instagram or Facebook most likely knows about the latest controversial post. The fashion account for the brand “Bstory” posted a picture on Instagram which promotes sweatshirts and other apparel embroidered with the names of schools where a shooting has taken place. Some of the places include Sandy Hook, Columbine, Virginia Tech and Stoneman Douglas High School.
In a time of social media and open press, there is a constant stream of information following us. Whether you’re opening Twitter or Facebook, someone you know has probably taken it upon themselves to assist in the spread of news. So why is it that we have only heard about one school shooting so far? As of Jan. 31, there have been 22 mass shootings in the United States in 2018 according to the Gun Violence Archive. The media has slowly begun to filter out shootings as more and more of them occur, especially those which have low death tolls. The last major shooting to receive the publicity it deserved was Las Vegas during which 58 people were killed. Yet nothing has been done.