Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Wall Street Journal discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
As we reach the one year Mark today of the fatal shootings Marjory stoneman Douglas high school, the city of parkland, Florida is struggling to heal the community has grieved and erected memorials some families who lost loved ones and students who survived have channel their anguish into activism. Many have undergone counselling and recaptured a semblance of normalcy, but pain and anger still pour forth regularly. It's a story by Wall Street Journal reporter, Ariane Campo, Flores Arjan. What did you see when you visited really complicated picture a year later, you know, you have in some regards people recapturing some of the some semblance of normalcy than they had before many people have gone through trauma counseling. You know, they they've commemorated those loss the aggrieved they've come together in all variety of of of groups. And so in some sense, David Vance the healing process. It's still a very raw feeling there even a year later because obviously the of the gravity of what happens and the difficulty of ever getting over that. But also because there are just seem the constant stream of reminders of that day was and how messy the aftermath has been. Can you have just recently the submission? A report that was put together by state panel convened specifically to investigate the massacre and to analyze what it was that happened. And what the lapses says were and what the recommendations would be going forward. And it was this monster report more than four hundred pages outlined, a litany of errors in the way, for instance, law enforcement and the situation with the gunman before shooting handled the response to the shootings and things like that just sorta reopen wounds for people, so it's it's still a very emotional time for and park. Did you say to that? There are some folks who are not happy with say updated security measures or safety drills that are taking place. Oh, sure. You know, the whole security response has been so controversial in itself. You know, you have some people, and including a recommendation our report that suggests going taking the measure like arming features and having teachers participate in the regarding program that would set up after parkland under a law that was passed last year. That's very controversial proposal. There are some people who think that it's necessary. This is just a reality that we live in the other people who are aghast at it and say that. Makes people feel less safe to the thought of teacher is now carrying weapons of inside the classroom. So. It's been. The security issue has been really really difficult school district has come under fire from a lot of parents who feel that they have. Not done enough that they have not responded assertively enough to to to what needed to be done. And then there are others. You know, feel like some of these measures are just misguided. We're speaking with Wall Street Journal reporter Ariane Campo Flores about his piece entitled a year after parkland making sure to say, I love you at morning drop off. It's been one year since seventeen people were killed at Marjory stoneman Douglas high school. As the politics here. Exacerbated things in terms of maybe the pain or the hurt the at the heart of this in many ways is you know, gun writing. And there is a few issues that are more devices and our country, then gods that has triggered quite polarized debates in a state that said that something pretty remarkable that in the aftermath of the shooting because of the the strengths and the widespread nature of the movement that formed in the aftermath of parkland Marjorie led by students they were able to get legislation Pat and conservative legislature. Sorry on Wall Street Journal reporter Ari on Campbell Florus Stillman Douglas, by the way has a day of service and love planned for today during which students can participate in service projects one student plans to pack meals for undernourished children and a father says he would it a garden at the school. That's become a sort of memorial for the students and staff who were killed. Fifteen minutes now after the hour on This.