A High School Grad Honors Shooting Victims That Will Never Get A Diploma Using This QR Code On Her Cap
With so many school shootings happening lately and right around graduation time, it must be so hard to celebrate the next chapter in life when others are either dead or mourning the death of a loved one.
Two recent school shootings, which occurred within a week of each other, proved to be particularly emotional for the country after it was revealed two students from the different events felt as if they had to step in and stop the shooter. Both students ultimately were murdered because of their bravery.
A high school graduate honored shooting victims by having their names displayed through a QR code on her cap.
Gina Warren used her graduate cap as an opportunity to inform guests about school shooting victims that didn’t get the chance to walk on stage and get their diploma.
The 18-year-old teen from Ohio put the names of high school students who died beginning from the shooting at Columbine in 1999 up to last week’s shooting in Colorado that had Kendrick Castillo as the latest victim.
Since there are so many high school victims, Warren used a QR code so people could scan it and read the list in its entirety.
“I wanted to make something just as powerful as a statement, but rather than direct it to lawmakers or the NRA, I wanted to direct it to everyone who will see it,” Warren told BuzzFeed News.
She added that she didn’t include high school victims that were shot in movie theaters or at church. There are just too many victims to include.
She said her cap isn’t meant to be political but more so a statement on our country’s major gun issues.
“I hope anyone who sees how many names there are would think there is a problem,” she told the news site. “I’m not telling you how you should vote or what you should think — I’m telling you there’s a problem,” Warren said. “Whatever you think could make our country safer, you need to have a voice about it.”