Tag: Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

Parkland Students Bask in Pulitzer Mention: ‘They Took Us Seriously’

MIAMI — As 3 p.m. approached on Monday, the editors of The Eagle Eye student newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., huddled around their adviser’s desk for the announcement of this year’s Pulitzer Prizes. They watched not as journalism groupies, but as award contenders. In an unusual move, the staff had […]

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Sun Sentinel Wins Public Service Pulitzer for Parkland Shooting Coverage

The Sun Sentinel of South Florida won the Pulitzer Prize for public service on Monday for its coverage of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a tragedy that unfolded just miles from the paper’s newsroom. Reporters spent months documenting the shooting and its aftermath in their community and its […]

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Sandy Hook Families Want to Hobble the Gun Industry With Tactics From Tobacco Litigation

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Documents proved there were cover-ups: The industry knew about the dangers, but hid facts from consumers, and millions of pages described false advertising and suppressed scientific research. The details, once surfaced, not only revealed wrongdoing but changed public perception. […]

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The N.R.A.’s Strength Is Being Tested by a New Domestic Violence Act Provision

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association, the nation’s largest gun lobby, has settled on its next target on Capitol Hill: blocking Congress from reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a 1994 law that assists victims of domestic and sexual violence. The House is set to vote on the legislation this week; the law expired in […]

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‘You Can’t Put It Behind You’: School Shootings Leave Long Trail of Trauma

PARKLAND, Fla. — Kelly Plaur is still having nightmares almost every night. In the mornings, she recounts them to her mother, though the theme is usually the same: the horror she witnessed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year when a gunman opened fire in her classroom, killing two students and injuring four others. […]

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Be Thankful for Mueller’s Timing

Last week special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his findings in the Russia investigation to the Justice Department. On Sunday, Attorney General William Barr released his summary of what he said were Mueller’s findings: Donald Trump and his associates were not guilty of conspiring with the Russians in the 2016 presidential election, but a conclusion was […]

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Parkland Grieves Again After Two Apparent Teenage Suicides

MIAMI — A student at the Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last year apparently took his own life on Saturday, the police said. It was the second apparent suicide in the span of a week involving a student survivor of the shooting in Parkland, a community still reeling […]

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When Sheriffs Say No: Disputes Erupt Over Enforcing New Gun Laws

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s governor is feuding with county sheriffs, accusing them of going “rogue” by refusing to enforce new gun control legislation. Counties in Oregon are passing militia-backed measures against stricter gun laws. Washington State is warning sheriffs they could face legal action if they don’t run enhanced background checks approved by voters. As […]

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House Passes First Major Gun Control Law in Decades

WASHINGTON — The House voted on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun purchasers, including those at gun shows and on the internet — the first significant gun control bill to clear the chamber in a quarter of a century. The 240-to-190 vote is the first of two gun control measures expected to be […]

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Corner Office: Delta C.E.O. Ed Bastian: ‘Leadership Is Not a Popularity Contest’

In the days after the shooting last year in Parkland, Fla., students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School used social media to protest companies that had partnerships with the National Rifle Association. Among them was Delta, which offered a small and little-used discount to N.R.A. members. Delta’s chief executive, Ed Bastian, quickly decided to scrap […]

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Parkland’s Day of Remembrance: Moments of Silence, Reflection and Grief

PARKLAND, Fla. — On a day nobody wanted to remember — or forget — several people in maroon T-shirts emblazoned with #MSDStrong found their way Thursday to a place of solace: a flower garden outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that, at the first anniversary of the nation’s deadliest school shooting, has sprouted to celebrate […]

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14 Children Died in the Parkland Shooting. Nearly 1,200 Have Died From Guns Since.

Fourteen students died on Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla., inspiring marches, new laws and widespread calls to stop the onslaught of gun deaths. But in the year since one of the worst school shootings in the United States, nearly 1,200 more children have lost their lives to guns in this country. The number alone […]

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A New Model to Stop the Next School Shooting

SACRAMENTO — The police picked the teenager up from his high school after a terrified classmate told her principal he had threatened to slit her throat. The classmate showed them his Instagram account, where he had posted pictures of the Charleston church gunman with the word “hero” underneath it, and a picture of their school […]

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Would Congress Care More if Parkland Had Been a Plane Crash?

PARKLAND, Fla. — When I arrived at school on Feb. 14, 2018, like any junior, I was mostly caught up in Valentine’s Day chatter and events. But that all changed in the space of a few minutes that afternoon when a gunman opened fire on my classmates and my teachers, killing 17 of them and […]

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Parkland Shooting: Where Gun Control and School Safety Stand Today

On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student slaughtered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The next day, David Hogg, a student who survived the attack, expressed his frustration at the pattern of political inaction that seems to follow mass shootings in the United States. He was not surprised that there […]

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How Parkland Was Different, and Why Much Remains the Same

On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student slaughtered 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The next day, David Hogg, a student who survived the attack, expressed his frustration at the pattern of political inaction that seems to follow mass shootings in the United States. He was not surprised that there […]

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Parkland: A Year After the School Shooting That Was Supposed to Change Everything

PARKLAND, Fla. The name “Parkland” has become a shorthand for the tragedy that many hoped would mark the beginning of the end of school massacres. But ask the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in more quiet moments about the awful year since last Feb. 14, and they tell you a […]

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How Trump Has Hurt the Gun Lobby

Last Valentine’s Day, a year ago this Thursday, classes were wrapping up at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when a former student with a semiautomatic rifle murdered 17 people and wounded 17 others. It so happens that this Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will move to advance legislation requiring background checks on all firearm sales. […]

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Florida School Hires 2 Former Combat Veterans to Take Down Active Shooters

By the end of February, the students at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla., will see two former combat veterans in body armor roaming the grounds, each carrying a 9-millimeter Glock handgun and a semiautomatic rifle with a 17-inch barrel. If an armed intruder were to enter the campus, “we’re not looking for […]

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Alex Jones Experiences Setbacks in Suits by Families of Sandy Hook Victims

Families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims have won a series of victories in their defamation suits against the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that would open Mr. Jones’s business records to them and compel him to speak under oath. Ten families are pursuing lawsuits against Mr. Jones over his role in spreading bogus claims […]

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