Parkland students left frustrated with Betsy DeVos’ brief visit

Students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were not impressed with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit to the school in Parkland, Florida, where just three weeks ago 17 people were gunned down in a mass shooting.

The visit was closed to all reporters, except those associated with the school’s publications. Carly Novell, a senior who edits Eagle Eye, the school newspaper, tweeted that the secretary had “refused to even meet/speak with students” and that “no one followed her.”

One student from each publication (tv prod./newspaper/yearbook) was able to see her and take pictures of her, no one followed her. We are part of a school publication and it's our job to report on a public figure visiting the school. https://t.co/zE48UAFZky

— Carly Novell (@car_nove) March 7, 2018

I thought she would at least give us her "thoughts and prayers," but she refused to even meet/speak with students. I don't understand the point of her being here

— Carly Novell (@car_nove) March 7, 2018

Outraged, students blasted the visit as a mere publicity stunt.

Do something unexpected: answer our questions. You came to our school just for publicity and avoided our questions for the 90 minutes you were actually here. How about you actually do your job? #neveragain #DoYourJob https://t.co/4Ts0INq0gR

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