Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors cope 3 years later | #schoolshooting


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – They were baptized by gunfire their freshman year, bonded as they spent hours hiding under desks, inextricably linked by tragedy. For the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Class of 2021, high school was never about Friday night football and innocent first kisses.

Seventeen students and staff were killed in 2018 in a mass shooting on Valentine’s Day. As the students struggled to define high school apart from tragedy, their lives were upended once again – this time by the coronavirus pandemic.

Most of them are isolated at home on a computer, their hard-fought normal routines altered and their support systems splintered.

Sorrow reverberated Sunday as Americans, including President Joe Biden, joined the Florida community in remembering the 17 lives lost three years ago in the shooting.



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