|Miranda Campbell, age 14|
( article and news footage )
From a related article:
Felty and Campbell's father, Travis Campbell, said the teen was bullied because she was bisexual. Hopkinsville High School principal Demetria Choice said she was not aware of any bullying in the classroom, where she said Campbell was well-liked. She said the school has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying.Now an anti-bullying campaign has been started in her name, the "Miranda Campbell Challenge" :
During the service, Miranda’s father spoke about his commitment to the challenge movement.
“I’m going to take the tenacity and perseverance that I gave my daughter and feed it into the Miranda Campbell Challenge,” Travis Campbell told the crowd. “This challenge is now my child.”
Several of Miranda’s friends also attended at the service. Dabbing away tears from their eyes, many spoke of their feelings of loss.
“Never have I ever lost a friend like this until now,” student Mackenzie Russell said at the service. “I don’t have any words to describe all of this.”
What is lacking in all of this are some very important questions: Where did Miranda get the gun? Why was it left loaded and unlocked where she could reach it? Why didn't anyone recognize any warning signs?
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.