CBS Miami’s Joan Murray reports on a visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s visit to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a shooter killed 17 people and left many others wounded, was met with criticism by some students.
After news broke that DeVos would be going to the Florida school on Wednesday, a number of students took to social media to express their thoughts, with some talking about a walkout.
Many of the students have been pressing for government to pass gun control laws following the school shooting. Several, including Emma González, one of those criticizing DeVos, also have been public figures and attained large social media followings by speaking out publicly for gun control.
Other students said they wanted to meet with DeVos because they want to discuss school safety with her.
DeVos’s visit came on the first full day of classes that Stoneman Douglas has had since the school reopened following the shooting.
Students said that during her visit DeVos didn’t speak with many of the students or answer their questions.