Tag: Parkland (Fla)

Parkland Survivors Propose Ambitious Gun Control Measures. What Is in Their Plan?

March for Our Lives, a group led by student survivors of the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., unveiled an ambitious gun-control program on Wednesday that would ban assault-style weapons, raise the minimum age for buying firearms, create a national gun registry and require gun owners to pay for new […]

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Why Four Officers Were Fired for Their Response to the Parkland Shooting

Two more sheriff’s deputies have been fired for their actions while responding to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the Broward County sheriff announced on Wednesday. Gregory Tony, the sheriff, said the latest punishments brought an internal investigation to an end. The investigation led to the firing of a […]

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Harvard’s False Path to Wisdom

Over the past year and a half, the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., have handled themselves with a fervor and commitment that has, most of the time, inspired the nation. One of those students was Kyle Kashuv. Despite the trauma of the shootings and a busy impromptu career as a […]

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Harvard Rescinds Admission for Parkland Student Over ‘Offensive’ Comments

MIAMI — A recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who became a gun rights activist in the wake of the deadly shooting that killed 17 people last year, said on Monday that Harvard College rescinded its admission offer over racist and offensive remarks he made as a 16-year-old student. The […]

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Scot Peterson Faces Court on Parkland School Shooting Neglect Charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Scot Peterson, the former sheriff’s deputy and school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., made his first court appearance on Wednesday on charges connected with failing to protect students during the mass shooting there on Feb. 14, 2018. He appeared for a bond hearing in magistrates […]

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How Officials Say Scot Peterson Failed During the Parkland Shooting

An investigation found that Scot Peterson, a former sheriff’s deputy who was serving as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, did “absolutely nothing to mitigate” the mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [Read more: The deputy who stayed outside during […]

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What Officials Say Scot Peterson Failed to Do During the Parkland Shooting

An investigation found that Scot Peterson, a former sheriff’s deputy who was serving as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, did “absolutely nothing to mitigate” the mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [Read more: The deputy who stayed outside during […]

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Deputy Who Stayed Outside During Parkland School Shooting Faces Criminal Charges

A former sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday in connection with the controversial law enforcement response to the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., law enforcement officials said. Scot Peterson, a former Broward County Sheriff’s deputy, faces charges of neglect of a child, culpable negligence and perjury as a result […]

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Gun Issues, Long at the Fringe, Now Loom Large for Democratic Candidates

WASHINGTON — For the first time in two decades, Democratic presidential candidates are engaged in a politically fraught debate on gun-control policy as campaigns and advocacy groups assess the nation’s evolving views of an issue long considered a land mine for the left. In recent weeks, Senator Cory Booker called for a national gun license […]

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A Lesson of Sandy Hook: ‘Err on the Side of the Victims’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Scarlett Lewis sees reminders of her son Jesse — who died at age 6 with 19 classmates and six educators in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting — in photographs on her refrigerator door, in portraits she painted of him from memory and now, uncomfortably, in the Newtown Community Center, a soaring […]

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