Tag: Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

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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Florida Governor Signals He May Suspend Sheriff Over Parkland Shooting

MIAMI — After nearly a year of deepening anger over a deadly Florida high school shooting and the bungled police response that followed, no prominent officials have been held directly accountable for their handling of the tragedy. That may be about to change. Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida’s newly minted Republican chief executive, promised as a […]

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Louis C.K. Mocks Parkland School Shooting Survivors in Recent Set

Louis C.K., a comedian who for decades has pushed boundaries onstage, mocked the political activism of Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivors in a recent appearance at a comedy club, the audio of which was posted on YouTube over the weekend. He has been on the comeback trail for several months after publicly admitting more than […]

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Officers Had No Duty to Protect Students in Parkland Massacre, Judge Rules

The school district and sheriff’s office in the Florida county that is home to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had no constitutional duty to protect the students there during the deadly February massacre, a federal judge has said in a ruling. The decision was made in a lawsuit filed by 15 students who said they […]

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Trump Administration Report on School Safety Plays Down Role of Guns

WASHINGTON — Unveiling a report commissioned by President Trump in the aftermath of a mass shooting last winter at a Florida high school, administration officials on Tuesday played down the role of guns in school violence while focusing instead on rescinding Obama-era disciplinary policies, improving mental health services and training school personnel in the use […]

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Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Bump Stocks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a new rule banning bump stocks, the attachments that enable semiautomatic rifles to fire in sustained, rapid bursts and that a gunman used to massacre 58 people and wound hundreds of others at a Las Vegas concert in October 2017. The new regulation, which had been expected, […]

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State Inquiry Into Parkland Shooting Reveals Broader Security Failure

MIAMI — In the weeks after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla., widespread criticism was focused on Scot Peterson, the armed sheriff’s deputy who heard the exploding gunfire but failed to run in and try to stop the massacre. But a state commission that has been investigating the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman […]

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Trump Administration Is Set to Ban Bump Stock Devices on Guns

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to officially ban bump stocks on guns, a move that would put an end to the sale of attachments that allow semiautomatic rifles to fire faster and that would follow through on an order President Trump made this year to the Justice Department to regulate the devices. An […]

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Nikolas Cruz, Parkland Shooting Suspect, Is Charged With Assaulting Deputy in Jail

Nikolas Cruz, the man charged with killing 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Fla., in February, faces three new charges of assaulting an officer in jail and grabbing his electroshock weapon, the authorities said on Wednesday. Mr. Cruz, 20, is being held in the Broward Sheriff’s Office main jail in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., […]

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Parkland Activists Took On the N.R.A. Here’s How It Turned Out.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — After the shooting massacre at a high school in Parkland, Fla., survivors found themselves taking on the National Rifle Association as they crisscrossed the country rallying young adults to register and vote against candidates opposed to gun control. On Tuesday, the Parkland students got a dose of political reality. While their registration […]

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