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Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Helena Ramsay was wise beyond her years, shy until you got to know her and discovered she had a wicked wit. She dreamed of seeing the pink dolphins in the Brazilian rainforest — a dream her mother said was cut short by the gunman who killed Ramsay and 16 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



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Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop Shooter Had Harassed One of the Victims, Family Says

Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop Shooter Had Harassed One of the Victims, Family SaysThe guard was allegedly suspended for sexually harassing two female students



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Zachary Cruz, Brother of Parkland Shooting Suspect, Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

Zachary Cruz, Brother of Parkland Shooting Suspect, Launches Anti-Bullying InitiativeCruz's brother is accused of killing 17 people on Valentine's Day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.



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Parkland school shooting police officer speaks out: 'I did not get it right'

Parkland school shooting police officer speaks out: 'I did not get it right'The Florida police officer accused of cowardice for failing to confront the Parkland gunman, has said he “did not get it right” but denied that it was because of fears for his safety. In his first television interview since 17 students and teachers were shot dead at the Florida high school, triggering a nationwide, student-led campaign for greater gun control, Scot Peterson said he was “sorry”. “I didn’t get it right,” Mr Peterson told NBC.



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Parkland Survivor David Hogg's Home 'Swatted'

Parkland Survivor David Hogg's Home 'Swatted'Deputies from the Broward County Sheriff's Office responded to the home of



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Parkland School Resource Officer Breaks Silence On 'Haunting' Failure To Stop Shooter

Parkland School Resource Officer Breaks Silence On 'Haunting' Failure To Stop ShooterThe school resource officer forced to resign after he failed to engage the



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Seniors Killed In Parkland School Shooting Honored At Graduation

Seniors Killed In Parkland School Shooting Honored At GraduationFour months after 17 lives were taken in a shooting at a Parkland, Florida,



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High school valedictorian banned from giving speech mentioning Parkland shooting so uses megaphone outside

High school valedictorian banned from giving speech mentioning Parkland shooting so uses megaphone outsideThe news came just hours before their high school graduation ceremony was set to begin: Valedictorian Christian Bales and student council president Katherine Frantz would not be able to give their speeches. It was a confusing announcement, as the two students thought administrators at Holy Cross High School – a Catholic school in Covington, Kentucky – had approved their speeches beforehand. The diocese had felt that Bales’ speech, in particular, was “aggressive, angry and confrontational,” according to the Cincinnati news station WCPO.



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The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRA

The Parkland students stopped a huge corporation from donating to the NRAThe Parkland students are continuing to advocate for gun control, one issue at a time, and their efforts are creating real change. The latest proof of that is Publix, a supermarket chain found based in the southeastern United States. After boycotts and protests on Friday, the grocery store has publicly announced it will stop making political contributions, including those for Florida gubernatorial candidate and proudly vocal "NRA sellout" Adam Putnam. It's all thanks to Parkland'sDavid Hogg and his peers, who spearheaded a protest against the chain with a successful "die-in" at one of the store's locations.  SEE ALSO: Parkland activists had breakfast with the Waffle House hero and they were all thrilled "Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout," Hogg tweeted on Tuesday in his call to arms to boycott Publix.  Anyone who supports an NRA sellout is an NRA sellout. That is why I am calling on everyone to stop shopping at Publix until they pull their endorsement of Putnam publicly. Publix is supporting the inaction after pulse, strozier, Douglas, liberty city. Don’t support an NRA sellout — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 23, 2018 Just a few days later on May 25, students — in partnership with an organization birthed out of the Parkland shooting, Change The Ref — led the protests in Coral Springs, Florida inside and outside the store, with chalk outlines in the parking lot to commemorate the lives lost during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Early this morning @davidhogg111 teamed up with @ChangeTheRef to create an art instillation outside of @publix in protest of the corporation and their support of Adam Putnam. 17 chalk outlines in multiple parking spots were drawn and wrapped in caution tape. #msd #neveragain pic.twitter.com/043cC2o6kA — Emilee McGovern (@EmileeRose) May 25, 2018 Inside, people staged a "die-in," lying on the floor of two local Publix stores on Friday. Additionally, Hogg put out a call for 12-minute die-in's to occur in various locations that afternoon as well.  Together we can do anything. Together the young people will win by choosing love. pic.twitter.com/TRrfTJL2Wb — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 26, 2018 Guac’s parents Manuel and Patricia lied down together at “die in “ protest to Publix’s contributions to pro-NRA Adam Putnam’s campaign #ChangeTheRef #MarchForOurLives #parklandstrong pic.twitter.com/dYZSd6u9M7 — Change the Ref (@ChangeTheRef) May 25, 2018 The action worked, and Publix released a statement announcing that its donations to political candidates would cease.  "We regret that our contributions have led to a divide in our community," the statement read, according to Tampa Bay Times. "We did not intend to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate. At the same time, we remain committed to maintaining a welcoming shopping experience for our customers. We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve." The corporation and its leaders have donated $ 670,000 to Putnam specifically over three years, as reported by Tampa Bay Times. Hogg is also asking Publix to donate $ 1 million to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, though it's not clear if that's going to happen. I call on @Publix to donate double the money they gave to Putman to the Stoneman Douglas Victims fund, $ 1,000,000. And never support an A rated NRA politician again. — David Hogg (@davidhogg111) May 24, 2018 WATCH: These celebs brought their star power to March for Our Lives



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Parkland students on Texas: "They're part of this now"

Parkland students on Texas: "They're part of this now"PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage and heartbreak after authorities said a student killed 10 people Friday at a high school in Texas.



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