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All on Campus During Parkland Shootings Eligible for Share of Victims' Fund
Everyone who was on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus during the Feb. 14 mass shootings in Parkland, Fla., will be eligible to receive a share of the victims' fund created by the Broward Education Foundation.
That decision is in a final plan for distribution of the fund, which so far totals $8.2 million from more than 36,000 donors. How much money each person will receive won't be decided until after June 30, once the number of eligible recipients and the total amount of donations are known.
The money was raised through the crowdfunding website GoFundMe.com, as well as outside fundraising activities such as benefit concerts, employer campaigns, and pledges by retail establishments to donate shares of purchase prices.
About 3,200 students were on campus the day of the shootings, according to Broward County district records. Also eligible will be about 225 staff members.
Vol. 37, Issue 30, Pages 4-5Published in Print: May 9, 2018, as All on Campus During Parkland Shootings Eligible for Share of Victims' Fund