MULBERRY (FOX 13) - Several hundred students at Mulberry High held a sit-in on Wednesday to demand increased security at the school.
“We never thought we would end up like this,” said 17-year-old Justin Gonzalez, “but we are scared in our own classrooms.”
Gonzalez, like so many students in the wake of the Parkland massacre, wants to see the physical security of his school tightened.
One of the biggest concerns expressed by demonstrators is that the school's front gate is open most of the time.
Anybody could walk right onto our campus,” April Gibson, 17, told FOX 13.
Even though Governor Scott wants to spend millions of making schools safer, many of the protestors are not yet satisfied.
“Until it actually does happen,” said 17-year-old Amy Michael, “I don’t believe.”