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The Parkland School Shooting: Complete Coverage

On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 and sending hundreds fleeing into the streets. It would become the third-deadliest school shooting in the nation's history. (February 15, 2018)

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The Parkland School Shooting: Complete Coverage
On Feb. 14, 2018, a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing 17 and sending hundreds fleeing into the streets. It would become the third-deadliest school shooting in the nation's history.

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The Virginia Tech Shootings
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An armed man who came to Smith High School on Monday threatened to start shooting in the cafeteria during the busy lunch period, according to one of the staff members who confronted him.
December 6, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
Fed up with what they view as another blow to a suffering school community, about 60 teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High protested the sudden reassignment of three assistant principals and the campus security specialist.
November 27, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
How can leaders help their communities after a tragedy? Principal Warman Hall shares three lessons he learned firsthand.
November 27, 2018 – Education Week
Three administrators and a security specialist at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been reassigned in relation to February's mass shooting, the Broward County School District says.
November 26, 2018 – Education Week
The sheriff leading the state commission investigating Florida's high school massacre says he now believes trained, volunteer teachers should have access to guns so they can stop shooters who get past other safeguards.
November 21, 2018 – AP
The Parkland students who created an international movement to raise awareness for gun violence after a deadly school shooting were awarded the International Children's Peace Prize on Tuesday.
November 20, 2018 – AP
"We're a very rural, farm community. Even if kids don't want to hunt, there's a chance they'll someday encounter guns. We just want them to have knowledge about how to stay safe," one teacher said.
November 19, 2018 – AP
The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health, and steps to prevent future school shootings.
November 17, 2018 – AP
The then-sheriff's deputy who was on campus during the Florida high school massacre but didn't confront the shooter declined to testify Thursday before a state commission investigating it.
November 15, 2018 – AP

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