United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos paid a visit today to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where an ex-student killed 17 students and teachers, less than a month ago. As students returned to school for the first time today, the controversial U.S. Secretary of Education was said to have simply walked around the school for an hour petting comfort dogs, shaking hands, and avoiding any serious questions from students and faculty, about what changes will be made to make sure this never happens again. Student journalists from the school said they followed her around the school and don't understand why she came.
Here's what others are saying about her "stunt" of a visit, on Twitter.
"It was a publicity stunt, really. There was no point to it,” Alyson Sheehy, an 18-year-old yearbook editor told the press. “I kind of expected that to happen, but it’s still frustrating that she made the trip out here and made it a big deal but didn’t do anything.”
Betsy Devos came to my school, talked to three people, and pet a dog. This is incase the press tries to say something else later— Alanna//#NEVERAGAIN (@AgCI3Cu2) March 7, 2018
I’ve noticed many people are concerned about the dog. As am I. From what I could tell the dog was physically okay. Mentally however, I couldn’t tell— Alanna//#NEVERAGAIN (@AgCI3Cu2) March 7, 2018
I thought she would at least give us her "thoughts and prayers," but she refused to even meet/speak with students. I don't understand the point of her being here— Carly Novell (@car_nove) March 7, 2018
Betsy DeVos showed up to Stoneman Douglas High School, posed for a photo-op and left...— Luisa Haynes (@wokeluisa) March 7, 2018
I bet she doesn’t even know how to spell NRA...
Betsy DeVos is meeting with Stoneman Douglas high school students to discuss the possibility of arming grizzly bears.— Michael Blackman (@MikeRBlackman) March 7, 2018
I've decided that I don't think we should walk out, ignore her, or block her from entering. I want to talk to her. I want her to understand what we're feeling. However, I doubt we'll be able to discuss anything with her. She'll probably give us her sympathies and leave— Carly Novell (@car_nove) March 7, 2018
So proud of Betsy DeVos who entered one of the most dangerous places in America today, a high school. Next time, I hope she will be brave enough to stay for a fourth minute. #ProfilesInCourage— Donald J. Drumpf (@RealDonalDrumpf) March 7, 2018
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited #MarjoryStonemanDouglas High School where she refused to speak to students, was upstaged by @DwyaneWade and was chased off the premises by marauding grizzly bears.— Margrethe (@lorylady) March 7, 2018
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