Parkland tragedy: ‘The 5th anniversary of one of Florida’s darkest days’

By: - February 13, 2023 7:32 pm
One Year Anniversary Parkland tragedy

A memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, following the mass shooting on February 14, 2018, in Parkland. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tuesday, Feb. 14, will mark the 5th anniversary of the mass shootings at Broward County’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where 17 students and staff were killed in 2018 by a teen with an AR-15-style rifle.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has directed the following related to “Marjory Stoneman Douglas Remembrance Day”:

“In memory of the lives lost in this tragedy, I hereby direct the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, and ask all residents of the State of Florida to pause for a moment of silence at 10:17 am.”

In memory:

Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, a student

Scott Beigel, 35, a geography teacher

Martin Duque Anguiano, 14, a student

Nicholas Dworet, 17, a student

Aaron Feis, 37, assistant football coach

Jaime Guttenberg, 14, a student

Chris Hixon, 49, athletic director, Navy reservist

Luke Hoyer, 15, a student

Cara Loughran, 14, a student

Gina Montalto, 14, a student

Joaquin Oliver, 17, a student

Alaina Petty, 14, a student

Meadow Pollack, 18, a student

Helena Ramsay, 17, a student

Alex Schachter, 14, a student

Carmen Schentrup, 16, a student

Peter Wang, 15, a student.

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Diane Rado
Diane Rado

Diane Rado has covered state and local government and public schools in six states over some 30 years, focusing on policy and investigative stories as well as legislative and political reporting. She is married to a journalist and has three adult children.