After the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida one Macon teen is speaking out against gun violence.
High school students running for their lives in Parkland, Florida are images forever burned in West Side High School student Jaylen Scott’s mind.
“Seeing the Snapchat videos, or just hearing the noises of the gun shots, and then looking on CNN the next morning and seeing the parents reacting, they don’t even know if they told their kid they loved them that morning,” Scott said. “To me that hurts a lot.”
He knew he had to act, but he says a walk out or a protest isn't effective.
Scott set up a high school town hall set for Friday afternoon to tackle gun violence.
“We need to get on the ground and take initiative for what we want to do,” Scott said.
He already has an idea of some changes he'd like to see in Bibb County Schools.
“Personally, I would like to see metal detectors, and a lot of my peers we would like to see more security period in schools,” Scott said. “We would like to have random searches.”
He says that's just a starting point and hopes to have more ideas from others who come to the town hall.
“The more protection that we have, the safer we'll feel,” Scott said.
The town hall is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday at the Macon-Bibb Government Center on Poplar Street.