Broward schools to tear down building where mass shooting happened

By Garrett Pelican - Digital executive producer
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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…

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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