Parkland shooting survivors David and Lauren Hogg appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday, speaking in detail about the exact moment they knew something was wrong.
“I saw kids I knew running and screaming and just the look in these people’s eyes, my friends eyes, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s like what they show in movies, but no actor could ever portray that sort of trauma and terror,” Lauren said told Fallon.
“We ran into the tiniest room in the back of my class. And we hid in basically the corner of a closet in our classroom. We hid there for multiple hours.”
David said at the moment, he considered the possibility that he would not survive.
“I started recording people thinking maybe if I die here, hopefully if our souls are left behind on this classroom floor, like so many others have before us, hopefully our voices could carry on and echo through the halls of Congress to create positive and effective change for this country, because God knows we need it.”
Both students became the faces of a new wave of gun control activism and have been making the rounds on late-night shows and cable news to promote their new book “Never Again.” They also appeared “Morning Joe” on Wednesday. David told Fallon that they wrote the book in an effort to raise more awareness on the gun control debate which has vexed more than a generation of activists before them.
“Imagine the person that you love most, imagine the person that you hold closest to you, that is your shoulder to cry on. The person that you laughs the most with and cry with and imagine that person is murdered and you go to politicians and you ask for moderate changes and they won’t even meet with you,” he said.
“That’s why we wrote that book. To create that change. All the money from this book is going to two places, charity and taxes.”
You can watch the whole segment above.