As students return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, two weeks after the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17, junior Kyle Kashuv said mental health discussions are gaining traction among his peers.
“We definitely understand we have a lacking in the department for emotional support at our schools,” Kashuv said Wednesday during an interview on FOX Business’ “Mornings with Maria.” “And right now we clearly see a lot of movement in legislation trying to enact that.”
Understaffing at the school, however, has prompted Kashuv to take matters into his own hands.
“I am right now working on an app … to help moms maybe volunteer at school for emotional support,” he added.
As the community continues to mourn the tragedy, in Kashuv’s opinion, it’s the right time to return to school.
“It’s really sad coming back to school, but then it’s also really exciting to meet my peers and to be able to connect once again at school,” Kashuv said.