One year after Parkland horror, tributes to victims pour in

Tributes poured in to the victims of the deadly mass shooting a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Thursday, one year after the massacre there.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter, Jaime, was among the 17 killed at Stoneman Douglas, posted a heartbreaking message to his slain child on Twitter.

“It was not supposed to be the the last time I would see Jaime,” he added. “For those who still want to deny the reality of gun violence, my daughter IS Jaime Guttenberg. I will be visiting her today at the cemetery. Jaime, I love you forever and miss you every second of every day.”

President Trump issued a lengthy statement to honor those killed and to “recommit to ensuring the safety of all Americans, especially our Nation’s children.”

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Trump’s “Presidential Message on School Safety” also recounted what his administration did in response to the shootings, including a ban on bump stocks and a report from the Federal Commission on School Safety. (The 180-page report, issued in December, was criticized for downplaying the role of guns.)

Former President Barack Obama posted a message to Twitter praising the Parkland students-turned-activists.

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April 20, 1999 - Columbine High School 

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Nov. 20, 1999 - Deming Middle School, New Mexico 

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 February 29, 2000 - Buell Elementary School, Michigan 

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May 26, 2000 - Lake Worth Middle School, Florida 

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March 5, 2001 - Santana High School, California 

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April 25, 2003 - Red Lion Area Junior High School, Pennsylvania

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September 24, 2003 - Rocori High School, Minnesota 

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March 21, 2005. Red Lake High School, Minnesota

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November 8, 2005 - Campbell County Comprehensive High School, Tennessee 

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 Aug. 24, 2006 - Essex Elementary School, Vermont

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September 29, 2006 - Weston High School, Wisconsin 

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October 2, 2006 - West Nickel Mines School, Pennsylvania 

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January 5, 2011 - Millard South High School, Nebraska 

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February 27, 2012 - Chardon High School, Ohio

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December 14, 2012 - Sandy Hook Elementary, Connecticut 

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October 21, 2013 - Sparks Middle School, Nevada. 

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December 13, 2013 -  Arapahoe High School, Colorado

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June 10, 2014  - Reynolds High School, Oregon

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October 24, 2014 -  Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Washington


February 12, 2016 - Independence High School, Arizona 

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September 28, 2016 - Townville Elementary, South Carolina

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April 10, 2017 - North Park Elementary School, California 

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September 13, 2017 - Freeman High School, Washington

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January 23, 2018 - Marshall County High School, Kentucky

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February 14, 2018 - Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directed her Twitter followers to a story by Marjory Stoneman Douglas students published in the Miami Herald.

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, a mass shooting survivor turned prominent gun control activist, urged her Twitter followers not to forget the victims of the massacre.

At Stoneman Douglas High, students participated in a moment of silence and ceremony honoring those killed. They were also given an early dismissal for a “day of service and love.”

Jaclyn Corin, one of the students who helped launch the March For Our Lives campaign following the killings, expressed her grief in a short tweet.

David Hogg, one of the most visible members of March for Our Lives, tweeted on Wednesday that he would be “taking a break from Twitter for the next 3 days.”

Likewise, the campaign itself said it planned to honor the victims by “going dark – both online and offline” through Feb. 17.

“During that time, if past trends continue, around 400 people in the U.S. will likely be shot to death,” the group said.


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