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Demolition to Start on Parkland, Fla. School Massacre Site

By    |   Friday, 31 May 2024 11:15 AM EDT

The demolition of a building on the campus of the Parkland, Fla. high school where 17 students and staff members were shot and killed in 2018 is set to begin on June 13 or 14.

The demolition work at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is expected to take several weeks to complete, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Work on tearing down the site is expected to start just days after the last day of school, on June 10.

“We understand this is a sensitive and difficult time for the families of those who were killed, those who were injured, and all of those who are forever impacted by the tragedy on February 14, 2018,” the school district said in a statement. “We will continue to keep the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community informed and updated as we navigate this process together.”

The Parkland shooter, a former student there who was 19 at the time, had been seen for mental health issues. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.

The building where the shooting took place has remained largely unaltered since the 2018 shooting, with bloodstains and bullet holes still visible, Reuters noted.

It looms eerily over the rest of the campus behind a chain-link fence, where it can be seen as current students walk to their classes and serves as a constant reminder of the tragedy

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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The demolition of a building on the campus of the Parkland, Fla. high school where 17 students and staff members were shot and killed in 2018 is set to begin on June 13 or 14. The demolition work at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is expected to take several weeks to...
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