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Previously, the Typical Student team told you about Colorado School Shooting Days After 20th Columbine Shooting Anniversary. A high school student from Ashville, Ohio, used her creativity to commemorate the shooting victims during her graduation ceremony. As reported by CNN, Gina Warren, 18, has decorated her graduation cap with a QR code redirecting people who scan it with their phones to a list of students killed in US high schools shootings. Warren's list begins with the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and ends with STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting in Denver that happened last week.
What Inspired Gina Warren To Create The QR Graduation Cap?
Warren commented to CNN as follows: "I was inspired by the orange price tag caps that many students did last year after the Parkland shooting. Their caps were a message to the NRA and lawmakers. I wanted to do something just as powerful but send a message to everyone who saw it." Gina Warren intends to wear the cap at her graduation ceremony at Teays Valley High School this Sunday. Last year, David Hogg wore an orange cap with price tags of $1.05 attached to its tassel together with other members of the Marjory Stoneman graduating class.
How Did Warren Create The List?
Gina Warren created the "ridiculously long" list using Wikipedia and data from the gun control advocacy organization Everytown for Gun Safety. The future graduate said: "This is mostly about honoring these kids. I want more than anything to keep their memory alive. But looking at that list, I'm hoping that everyone is touched and sees that there is a serious, serious problem in our country."
Gina Warren tweeted the instructions on how to scan the QR code to redirect it to the list called "I graduated. These high school students couldn't." At the time of writing, her tweet went viral garnering over 300,000 likes and 90,000 retweets.
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