St. John's Takes Action

Participants in Palm Sunday’s “Conversation With Our Youth About Gun Violence” agreed to support our students’ right to live and to attend school without the fear of gun violence. Participants discussed a number of immediate acts that can be undertaken in solidarity with our students’ advocacy for common sense measures and general public safety. Here are links, information, petitions, letter templates and other resources that attendees have provided that can be used by anyone who wishes to join this effort with and for our youth. We will add more resources as they become available.

Soon we will be announcing our second “Conversation With Our Youth About Gun Violence.” We hope you’ll be able to join us as we learn to work with our youth who are leading the way to a safer world.


"A local high school band boosters organization is raffling off five weapons - a fundraiser the group has successfully completed for two years in the past.

This year, some people are protesting.

The Lubbock-Cooper High School Pirate Band Boosters are a group of parents raising money for their children, who are members of the Lubbock-Cooper band."

Full article in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: click here

Student Ainsley Schwintz's petition: click here

Newsweek article: click here

Yahoo article: click here


We encourage you to write your legislators and school officials on the matter. Below are some templates and examples you may use to get started.