Parkland, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Wall Street Journal discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
As we reach the one year Mark today of the fatal shootings at Marjory stoneman, Douglas, high school, the city of parkland, Florida is struggling to heal the community has grieved any 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 Arian Campo Flores Arjan. Would 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. Then that they had before many people have gone through trauma counseling. You know? They they did commemorated those loss grieved they've come together. In all variety of groups. And so in some sense, they've advanced the healing process. But it's still very raw feeling there even a year later because obviously the of the gravity of what happens, and and the difficulty of ever getting over that. But also because there are just seems a constant stream reminders of that day was and how messy the aftermath has been can you had just recently the submission? Of 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 left says were and what the recommendations would be going forward. And it was this. You know, monster report more than four hundred pages just outlined a litany of errors in the way. For instance, law enforcement handle this 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 just it's still a very emotional time for for park. Did you say to that? There are some folks who are not happy with say updated security measures are 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 and including a recommendation and the power report that suggests going taking a measure like arming teachers and having teachers participate in the regarding program that was set up after parkland under a law that was passed last year. That's a very controversial proposal. There are some people who think that it's just the reality that we live in other people who are aghast at it and say that. That makes people feel less safe to the thought of teachers now carrying weapons of inside the classroom. So it's just been. You know, the the the security issue has been really really difficult. The school district had come under fire from a lot of parents feel that they have not done enough that they have not responded assertively enough 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 Iran Campo florist 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 have the politics here exacerbated things in terms of maybe the pain or the hurt at the heart of this in many ways is you know, gun right? And there is a few issues that are more devices in our country, then guns that has triggered quite polarized debates. In the state that said something pretty remarkable that in the aftermath of the shooting because of the the strengths and widespread nature of the movement that formed in the aftermath of parkland, largely led by students they were able to get legislation passed in a conservative legislature. Sorry on Wall Street Journal reporter Arjan Campbell Flora's stoneman 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 visit a garden at the school. That's become a sort of memorial for the students and staff who were killed. It is fifteen minutes now after the hour on.