Back-to-School Shopping for Districts: Armed Guards, Cameras and Metal Detectors

PARKLAND, Fla. — Fortified by fences and patrolled by more armed personnel, schools will open their doors to students for the start of the new year with a heightened focus on security intended to ease fears about deadly campus shootings.

The massacre in Parkland, Fla., one of the most lethal in American history, unnerved school administrators across the country, who devoted the summer to reinforcing buildings and hiring security.

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‘Stand With Parkland’ Victims’ Families Hold Press Conference, Tell School Board to Do Better

Parkland, FL – Today “Stand with Parkland, The National Association of Families for Safe Schools,” calls for change in Broward County, Florida, citing poor performance of the School Board of Broward County. You have an opportunity to help change this. Please come out and vote on August 28th. We ask everyone concerned about the safety and security of our county’s schools to vote for new School Board representation that will be more concerned about the safety of the students and teachers in Broward County schools.

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‘Stand with Parkland’ bands together families who lost loved ones at Stoneman Douglas High

Banding together in their shared grief, the families of the slain Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School victims launched a new group, Stand With Parkland, to stop the possibility of another mass shooting at a school.

Sixteen of the 17 families who lost loved ones have joined for a comprehensive, bipartisan approach addressing school safety, mental health support and gun ownership. The group launched Thursday and is moving forward with all but one family as it awaits a response from relatives of Martin Duque, a freshman student killed during the Feb. 14 massacre.

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For all media inquiries, contact Stand with Parkland at [email protected].

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