Convicted school shooter praises Florida student activists:
A convicted school shooter has commended the survivors of last month’s attack in Parkland, Florida, for their efforts in support of gun controls in the United State.
Jon Romano, then 16, entered his New York high school in 2004 with a pump-action shotgun but was disarmed by his principal before he could kill anyone.
In a letter to a local newspaper delivered from prison, Romano branded the students “courageous and inspiring”.
Since the shooting, lots of the survivors have lobbied for change.
1 teacher was injured when Jon Romano opened fire on 9 Feb 2004 at Columbia High School in Greenbush, New York.
He had been convicted of attempted murder and reckless endangerment after the incident.
Romano, now 30, was responding to an interview in the Times Union newspaper together with his former principal, John Sawchuk.
Writing from Coxsackie Correctional Facility, Romano labeled the principal who thwarted the shooting as “a hero who I owe my life to.”
“I believe the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are courageous and inspiring for demanding action from politicians,” Romano wrote.