WASHINGTON (CIRCA) – Time magazine on Thursday revealed five students who survived a recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida as the subjects of its new cover photo.
The group who lived through last month’s bloodshed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School appear behind the headline “ENOUGH” in bold, capitalized, white letters.
Jaclyn Corin, Alex Wind, Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky and David Hodd also appear in Time’s cover story, which is titled “The School Shooting Generation Has Had Enough.”
The article details how survivors of the Parkland massacre have publicly pushed to curb gun violence since the Feb. 14 attack killed 17 people and wounded 17 more.
“The world failed us,” Kasky said in Thursday’s interview. “And we’re here to make a new one that’s going to be easier on the next generation.”
“If you’re against that, then get out,” added Kasky, who started the #NeverAgain movement to fight gun violence after February’s carnage.
The #NeverAgain movement sees a big test of its momentum this Saturday, when the student-led March for Our Lives descends upon Washington, D.C.
The March for Our Lives has registered more than 800 related events in all 50 states and six continents.
The Parkland students appearing in Time’s article said that after Saturday’s march, they plan on making gun reform the key focus for young voters in the congressional midterm elections.
“We’re going to show these politicians that we’re coming for them,” Hogg said. “If you don’t stand with us now, you’ll be standing against us.”
Thursday's Time cover photo featuring Parkman survivors comes the same day they urge congressional lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation before Saturday's March for Our Lives.
Students from last month’s school shooting in Florida have since become outspoken advocates for gun reform.
Parkland survivors have publicly demanded action from the issue from lawmakers, and they have inspired similar youth activism nationwide.
Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old who once attended Stoneman Douglas, has since been named the suspected shooter during last month’s attack.
Cruz’s attorney has said he will plead guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder if prosecutors waive the death penalty, a request they have so far refused.