Update: In an interview with Quartz, Booth added,

“I believe firmly that we need to listen to and support youth in their emotional and social development. That’s something completely apolitical that anyone can do, whether by direct action or by funding education and mental health initiatives.

I’d rather not comment on specific gun legislation because that seems to divide people when right now, what we need to do is acknowledge that as a society, we find it unacceptable to do nothing when children die. If we start with that basic foundation, we can build solutions.”

This post has been corrected. An earlier version of this post listed the date of the Fox River Grove crash as 1997; it took place in 1995.

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