Virginia students write play to educate adults on how school shootings affect them

NORFOLK, Va. - It’s lights, camera, action at the University Theater at Old Dominion University. But when it’s time to cut, reality sets in for students off the stage.

They attend the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk. Steve Earle is the chair of the theater and film department.

“This year was the 20th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, so that’s when I thought we should do a show in honor of the students who have lost their lives in school shootings," Earle told WTKR.

“Since that time, we’ve had to change the number of dead and injured and the number of school shootings because they keep happening," says Earle.

Now, students hope their performance will give the audience perspective on what it’s like to go to school every day.

“I want them to leave with the idea that something has to change," said Manfred.

For more information on the play and where to buy tickets, click here.