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Parkland School Tragedy

Parkland School Tragedy

Marking One Year Since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

Parkland School Shooting Suspect Has Brief Court Appearance

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    'Temple of Time' Burning Ceremony

    A temple that was built to commemorate the lives of those lost in the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was burned down in a ceremony Sunday. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez explains.

    (Published Sunday, May 19, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Cruz's attorneys have said he would plead guilty in return for a life prison sentence, but prosecutors have refused that offer.

    The defendant charged with killing 17 people in last year's Parkland school shooting was back in court, but only to learn the next time he must show up.

    Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on Tuesday set new hearing dates for May 28 and July 17 for 20-year-old Nikolas Cruz in the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz could get the death penalty if convicted.

    Nothing of note was raised at Tuesday's hearing.

    Cruz's attorneys say he would plead guilty in return for a life prison sentence, but prosecutors have refused that offer.

    Michelle Kefford Named MSD's New Principal

    [MI] Michelle Kefford Named MSD's New Principal

    Michelle Kefford, currently at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, will be taking over Ty Thompson's role as principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. NBC 6's Marissa Bagg reports.

    (Published Monday, May 13, 2019)

    The presiding judge recently ordered that the Broward County public defender's office must continue to represent Cruz for now even though he could get an estimated $432,000 payout before taxes from his late mother's annuity.

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