Thursday was a day of reckoning, of coping with the awful news that children, friends, students and teachers would never come home again — never again walk the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School or flash a funny face that makes you laugh. Media down the street from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school. Some of them are crying. At her funeral Friday, they and hundreds of others, including state and local officials, packed the Star of David Memorial Chapel in nearby North Lauderdale. Inside the office, there is no adult supervision beyond Matt Deitsch and Kaylyn Pipitone, two year-old college students and recent Stoneman Douglas alums who help with things that only adults can do, like signing contracts and insurance forms and paperwork for their c 4. This is how fake news starts.
Florida, known for its historically soft gun policies, passed a bill March 9 that bans bump stocks, imposes a waiting period, raises the minimum age to buy a weapon and allows cops to take guns from mentally disturbed people.
Heartbreaking Scenes After Florida High School Shooting
And so news that was once met with sad resignation now drives teenagers to march in the streets. On Thursday night, the playground that I often bring them to became the site of a massive vigil to commemorate the 17 victims of the biggest school shooting in American history. After Adam Lanza killed 20 first-graders and six staff members at a Connecticut elementary school in Decemberpoliticians tried to tackle the issue. A church group embracing in silent prayer. Everything crackles with a sense of ferocious optimism. In the five years since, a familiar pattern has emerged.