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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
The mass slaying at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute revived vexing questions and raised familiar fears for K-12 educators across the country.

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Putting a gun in the hands of an angry man is a recipe that will only lead to death, writes Patrick O’Connor.
February 22, 2018 – Education Week
From liability and student privacy to the complexities of a deadly crime scene, legal officials in Broward County, Fla., will be consumed for months, if not years, with the aftermath of the fatal shooting.
February 22, 2018 – Education Week
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was put on the defensive by angry students, teachers, and parents who are demanding stronger gun-control measures at a town hall after the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school.
February 22, 2018 – AP
The upwelling of youth activism stands in stark contrast to that seen after previous school shootings, advocates and academics say, and could prove a powerful force in the gun control debate.
February 21, 2018 – Education Week
A culture of violence and guns cannot be fixed in a moment, writes a 5th grade teacher. But by teaching young people to raise their voices, educators can help them create change.
February 21, 2018 – Teacher
Lockdown drills are ubiquitous in schools these days, but teachers say they’re especially unnerving in the wake of a horrific school shooting such as the one in Parkland, Fla.
February 20, 2018 – Education Week
Each funeral for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre is different, yet the same: the mourning relatives, teens walking in clutches wearing black, politicians paying their respects, media cameras pointing at the entrance from across the parking lot.
February 20, 2018 – AP
Teachers, parents, and students face a long and difficult recovery as they contemplate returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and educators were killed in last week's mass shooting.
February 19, 2018 – Education Week
The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation.
February 16, 2018 – AP
Education Week is tracking shootings in K-12 schools this year that involve a gun and result in at least one firearm-related injury or death.
February 16, 2018 – Education Week

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