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Broward schools to tear down building where mass shooting happened

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is seen after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is seen after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) (Getty Images)


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Broward County school district plans to raze the three-story building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman went on a rampage Wednesday, according to reports.

The district is hoping to demolish the freshman building and then construct a new building entirely, Superintendent Robert Runcie told the South Florida Sun Sentinel in an interview Friday:

“Parents and students have resoundingly told me they can’t go back into that building regardless of what we do. The other piece I heard is that that building will be used as evidence in any type of legal process that goes forward, so we won’t be able to access the building for a while anyway.”

There are also plans to establish a memorial honoring the 17 victims slain in Wednesday's shooting, Runcie told the newspaper.

“I don’t know how teachers, students could get back in that building. I don’t even know how we’re going to open the whole campus, period," he said.


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