Parkland Headlines

  • Media companies sue state to release witness interviews from Parkland shooting

    Witness interviews following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School should be made public, according to a lawsuit filed Monday on behalf of the Miami Herald and the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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  • Betsy DeVos school safety panel takes aim at Obama’s discipline guidance

    The commission, formed following the February shooting at a Florida school that left 17 people dead, is expected to sidestep more contentious questions in the debate over school security.

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  • Petition started to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Parkland shooting victim

    A former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has started a petition to help a victim of the Parkland school shooting receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Kyle Kashuv, who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine's Day mass shooting that left 17 people dead, is petitioning for Peter Wang to be awarded the highest civil honor in the United States. "One of the victims, Peter Wang, died trying to save my classmates," Kashuv wrote about the petition. "His...

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  • Kyle Kashuv starts petition to award Presidential Medal of Freedom to Parkland victim Peter Wang

    Kyle Kashuv, a student last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, started a petition to raise support for Peter Wang, a victim of the shooting who also saved many lives, to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. "One of the victims, Peter Wang, died trying to save my classmates," wrote Kashuv about the petition. "His dream was to become a soldier and was buried in his Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) uniform. He was even wearing a JROTC shirt the day of the...

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  • In a post-Parkland Florida, there should be no room for the NRA to bully government

    Florida voters elected Democrat Nikki Fried Agriculture Commissioner, not powerful NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer, who wants to shift Florida’s concealed weapons permitting program to Republican CFO Jimmy Patronis.

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  • Newly empowered Democrats ramp up calls for stronger gun control

    Democratic majority in the House expected to introduce legislation to impose background checks on all gun sales Prominent Democrats plan on Thursday to begin ramping up calls for stronger gun control at the start of a new push to use their strengthened voice in Washington to make progress on an issue that bitterly divides America. US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, who represent Connecticut, where 20 children and six school staff were gunned down at Sandy Hook elementary school in...

    the Guardian