Florida students have turned social media into a weapon for good

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Teenagers’ use of Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram is social media at its best – a cudgel against political discourse that desperately needs to change

High schools have dances, they have cafeterias, they have midterm exams and, in the United States, they have shootings.

“Our school is having a shooting,” tweeted Heather, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, on the afternoon of Wednesday 14 February. “I’m not even kidding I’m about to die.”

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