HOUSTON (FOX 26) - What happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Wednesday was devastating for so many people.
"This is my worst nightmare and I know their worst nightmare has just come true," says Alexandra Chasse, a volunteer with Mom's Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
The organization held a vigil to remember the lives lost in this incident in addition to many other ones like it.
"We have had 18 school shootings in 2018 alone, so of course this is horrifying and tragic," adds Chasse.
Rayne Beckman, a high school junior, took part in the vigil to pay his respects.
"I was just so terrified, like as soon as I heard that, my mind went through, 'What would I do in this situation?,'" says Beckman. "These are people that are the exact same ages me."
Mothers and community leaders grabbed the microphone and shared their opinions and concerns about seeking change.
"I came out to support this and say that we need to take action now and tell our legislators to make laws and take action against gun violence in America," says Beckman.
"There is no one easy solution, but we know we do have solutions that are within our reach such as first of all, universal background checks on every point of sale," says Chasse. She also says she owns guns herself and doesn't want to take away guns from people who rightfully own them, but to make it more difficult for people who may be dangerous to get them.