Tag: Parkland (Fla)

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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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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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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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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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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Schools Can Keep Kids Safe Without Giving Their Teachers Guns

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, floated a plan last week that stood out in its absurdity even among her many other foolish proposals: She is considering using an obscure federal grant program to let schools buy guns and pay for firearms training for faculty and staff members. That news stoked the ire of educators and […]

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Parkland Parent Lori Alhadeff Wins Election to School Board in Florida

PARKLAND, Fla. — When Alyssa Alhadeff and Alaina Petty, both 14, died this year in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., their grief-stricken parents publicly mourned their daughters and questioned politicians over what could be done to prevent another tragedy. Then they entered the political arena themselves, launching campaigns […]

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Emboldened by Parkland, Newtown Students Find Their Voice

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Last year, Natalie Barden heard an announcement about a meeting of the Junior Newtown Action Alliance, a club for high school students working to reduce gun violence. Natalie, who is 16 and about to start her junior year on Monday, knew of the club, but didn’t know much about it. The announcement […]

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‘I’m Focusing on Medicine’: A Parkland Survivor Returns to the Hospital That Saved Her

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Maddy Wilford tied a surgical mask around her face and scraped the dirt from beneath her fingernails. She scrubbed her hands and arms, allowing frothy yellow iodine to wash over the thick scar on her right arm — a physical reminder that she had nearly died six months ago at Marjory […]

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