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Parkland School Tragedy

Parkland School Tragedy

Continuing coverage of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

Teddy Bears, Food and Supplies Being Collected For Middle School Students Affected by Parkland Shooting

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    South Florida Students Protest Gun Violence

    South Florida students hold protests against gun violence in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 19, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Stefanie Aurich and Ronit Horowitz are organizing the packages for students at Westglades Middle School – a school located next to Douglas.

    • The duo are looking to create care packages for close to 1800 students and 130 staff members at the school.

    • Items suggested for donation include small teddy bears, snacks, school supplies, juices or waters and bags for the donations.

    In the wake of last week’s horrific mass shooting on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a graduate of the school is looking to create care packages for students at another school affected by the tragedy.

    Stefanie Aurich, a 1998 graduate, and Ronit Horowitz are organizing the packages for students at Westglades Middle School – a school located right next door to Douglas High where students saw those fleeing the shooting rush onto their campus.

    “These students have been traumatized as well; they were hiding under their desks while shooter was on their campus and high schoolers ran on their campus as well. West Glades was reopened on the day after the shooting. Sadly, and rightfully so, many students are afraid to return to school,” Horowitz wrote in a message on Facebook.

    The duo are looking to create care packages for close to 1800 students and 130 staff members at the school. Items suggested for donation include small teddy bears, snacks, school supplies, juices or waters and bags for the donations. The group is hoping to have their donations by Friday so they can be handed out next Monday.

    Funerals Continue After Parkland School Tragedy

    [MI] Funerals Continue After Parkland School Tragedy

    NBC 6's Julia Bagg has more as several victims will be laid to rest on Monday, continuing the somber reality of what took place last week.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 19, 2018)

    For more information on how you can donate and where to drop off items, click on this link.

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