18.02.14 Florida School Shooting

February 14, 2018
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Florida High School Shooting

17 Killed

More Than A Dozen Injured

One of the Deadliest School Shootings in American History

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

‘Be positive. Be passionate. Be proud to be an eagle.’

  • Named for an environmentalist who worked to protect the Florida Everglades (She died at 108).
  • Grades 9-12; approximately 3,000 students in southeast Florida.
  • Home to State Championship Marching Band.

Former Student In Custody

‘We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him. There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.’

Jim Gard, Math Teacher, Interview With The Miami Herald (Feb 14, 2018)

Things To Know

  • Social Media: Reportedly suspect had photos of guns; references to Allahu Akhbar – Arabic phrase for praising God.
  • Initial Reports: No connection to terrorism.
  • Superintendent says no recent warning of impending attack, but suspect kicked out of school for unspecific “disciplinary reasons.”

Your Family & The News

“Parents should also monitor how much exposure a child has to news reports of traumatic events, including these recent school shootings. Research has shown that some young children believe that the events are reoccurring each time they see a television replay of the news footage.”

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We ache for all the families devastated by this heinous act. You are in our hearts, our thoughts & our prayers.

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by Jenna Lee,