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Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silence

Parkland shooting victims are remembered in silencePARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and other schools across the U.S. bowed their heads in a moment of silence and took part in volunteer projects Thursday to mark the anniversary of the shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives. But for many Parkland students, the tragedy was still so raw they couldn't bring themselves to set foot in the building.



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'Forever haunted' Parkland mourns a year after shooting

'Forever haunted' Parkland mourns a year after shootingSchool buses brought only a handful of students to a shortened class day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a former student with an assault gun killed 17 people on Feb. 14, 2018. Leaders of March for Our Lives, a national student movement formed in the aftermath of the Parkland tragedy to fight gun violence, were not in the spotlight, having noted they would “go dark” or cease most communications during the anniversary. “Every day it feels like the shooting is happening again, or happened yesterday, or will happen tomorrow,” said Gonzalez, who rose to prominence by urging her fellow students to “call B.S.” on supporters of the gun lobby.



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Students track fatal child shootings since Parkland killings

Students track fatal child shootings since Parkland killingsPARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A student journalism project has concluded that at least 1,149 children and teenagers died from a shooting in the year since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



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Florida governor calls for grand jury over Parkland school shooting

Florida governor calls for grand jury over Parkland school shootingFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday called for a state grand jury to investigate the 2018 school massacre in Parkland in which 17 people died, pledging accountability for any local failures that led to the deadliest U.S. high school shooting. DeSantis, a Republican elected last fall after campaigning on the issue, petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for the investigation the day before the first anniversary of the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



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Parkland shooting: How the NRA is more vulnerable than ever after a year of protests and a wave election

Parkland shooting: How the NRA is more vulnerable than ever after a year of protests and a wave electionOne year after gunfire began in the freshman building of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the movement those bullets sparked has swept through the US and opened a new chapter on guns in America. Guns have come to dominate political debate this past year in way unseen previously in the US, with massive protests from March for Our Lives attracting headlines and major news coverage — and virtually all Democrat presidential candidates supporting stricter gun control. Meanwhile, dozens of states have moved to pass new gun control laws in an historic effort, as communities across America continue to be scarred by gun violence.



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GOP Rep. Gaetz calls for border wall at gun hearing, asks for Parkland dads to be removed

GOP Rep. Gaetz calls for border wall at gun hearing, asks for Parkland dads to be removed"If we really cared about safer streets, we would build a wall and secure the border," said Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., at a hearing on gun violence.



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Embattled Florida Sheriff Scott Israel Suspended for Response to Deadly Parkland Shooting

Embattled Florida Sheriff Scott Israel Suspended for Response to Deadly Parkland ShootingIsrael served two terms as Broward County Sheriff



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Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting response

Florida sheriff suspended over Parkland shooting responseFlorida’s governor on Friday suspended the sheriff who oversaw the response to last year’s Parkland school shooting over failings in his handling of the massacre. Governor Ron DeSantis said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had “repeatedly failed” and “demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership” following shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Fort Lauderdale airport in 2017.



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DeSantis Officially Suspends Broward Sheriff over Response to Parkland Shooting

DeSantis Officially Suspends Broward Sheriff over Response to Parkland ShootingNewly elected Florida governor Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over failing’s in his department’s response to the mass shooting that left 17 people dead at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School last February. “Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership,” DeSantis said in a statement. “He failed to protect Floridians and visitors during the tragic Fort Lauderdale International Airport shooting in 2017.



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'You Can't Teach Dead Kids.' Safety Report Warns Florida Schools to Do More After Parkland Shooting

'You Can't Teach Dead Kids.' Safety Report Warns Florida Schools to Do More After Parkland Shooting"There must be a sense of urgency — and there is not," the report states



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