Remembering Parkland 1 year later

Today marks one year since a lone gunman stormed into a Florida high school fatally shooting 17 people.

News 12 Staff

Feb 14, 2019, 1:23 PM

Updated 1,884 days ago

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Remembering Parkland 1 year later
Today marks one year since a lone gunman stormed into a Florida high school fatally shooting 17 people.
Nikolas Cruz burst into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland, opening fire in one of the worst school shootings in United States history.
The rampage sparked months of student activism leading up to last year's midterm election.
One of the most outspoken students who survived the massacre, spoke about the work that still needs to be done to keep young people safe.
"I for sure don't think arming teachers is a good idea. I think overall, we have to work to make sure that we're stopping shooters before they get on campus because by the time they get there, it's already too late because we know that somebody else is going to be lost through that process,” says shooting survivor David Hogg. “We have to be working together, not as Democrats or Republicans, but as Americans attacking the source of evil."
The anniversary comes as another high school in Florida makes history with its newest security measures.
Manatee School of the Arts is the first school in the country to have armed guards carrying long barreled guns.
In the wake of the Parkland shooting, all schools in the state have been required to have guards.
However, since that school is a charter school, the board can choose the weapon. Those guards are two military veterans.


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