Student: "Mom mom has to say a prayer over me."

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - The effects of school shootings and gun violence in our community are starting to interrupt daily life for some students at The Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School.

"My mom has to say a prayer over me everyday because she's scared I won't come home," said 12th grader Ondrila Bhuiyan. She says she spends a lot of time during her days planning how to keep herself safe.

"I'm here to get an education, and I'm not sure if I'm going to go home that day," she said.

These students are discussing school shootings not just among themselves, but as a community...inviting community leaders to this open discussion on guns and gun violence.

"I specifically remember doing drills in chemistry after the Parkland shooting," said Isaiah Brown, a 11th grader at the school. "Class was stopped everyday because we kept bringing it up and kept discussing it."

These students face fear, and they say they're not sure how to move forward. They're opening the discussion to the community.

 

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