Latest Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School News

Parkland survivor, gun-reform advocate accepted to Harvard

Dec. 14, 2018 6:33 PM EST

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high schooler who survived a school shooting massacre and co-founded the "March For Our Lives" gun-reform movement has been accepted to Harvard. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Jaclyn Corin posted a photo of her admissions notice on Instagram on Thursday. The...

Panel says sheriff's policy contributed to Florida massacre

Dec. 13, 2018 4:37 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating a Florida high school massacre heavily criticized the responding sheriff office's active shooter policy Thursday, saying it contributed to the failure of some deputies to run into the building and confront the gunman. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas...

The Latest: Florida Senate leader 'open' to arming teachers

Dec. 13, 2018 3:34 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Florida's Senate president says he is "very open" to a proposal that would allow volunteer teachers to carry concealed handguns if they pass a background check and undergo...

Florida school massacre panel recommends arming teachers

Dec. 12, 2018 6:53 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre recommended Wednesday that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to carry concealed guns on campus to stop future shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public...

The Latest: Florida panel recommends arming some teachers

Dec. 12, 2018 6:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission that is investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The panel investigating the Florida high school massacre is recommending that teachers who volunteer and undergo extensive background checks and training be allowed to...

Parkland shooting victim's dad joins Trump for Hanukkah

Dec. 6, 2018 9:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a Florida school shooting victim helped the White House celebrate Hanukkah on Thursday and lauded President Donald Trump as a "fighter" who has "retaken Washington for the American people." Trump said the menorah was being lit in the East Room in memory of 18-year-old Meadow...

School PR consultant calls Parkland critics 'crazies'

Dec. 5, 2018 7:39 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A public relations crisis consultant hired to advise a Florida school district after a mass shooting is apologizing after dismissing the district's critics as "crazies" and calling a reporter a "skanky" ''jerk" who "smells bad." A leaked video shows Sara Brady making the...

Parkland high school shooting generating change in Florida

Nov. 29, 2018 5:22 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Past gun violence produced few lasting changes in Florida, but the Parkland mass shooting has prompted swift new laws and a high-profile committee that is generating action. When 14 students and three staff members were gunned down Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High...

Parents sue over implementation of school security rule

Nov. 29, 2018 2:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Some parents are suing a north Florida school district, claiming it's putting elementary school students in jeopardy with its implementation of a state law meant to bolster student safety after a high school massacre. The lawsuit filed Thursday in state court in Jacksonville says...

Parkland teachers protest reassignment of administrators

Nov. 27, 2018 4:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — More than 50 teachers chanted "bring them back" outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Tuesday morning, demanding the return of four administrators who were reassigned after a state commission's investigation of the shooting that killed 17 people on Valentine's Day. The...