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4/20/1999: At approximately 11:19 a.m., Dylan Klebold, 18, and Eric Harris, 17, dressed in trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By 11:35 a.m., Klebold and Harris had killed 12 fellow students and a teacher and wounded another 23 people.

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Black Monday, 4/13/1360: During the Hundred Years’ War, a hail storm kills an estimated 1,000 English soldiers in Chartres, France.

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“a foul day, full of myst and hayle, so that men dyed on horseback [sic].”

It took just half an hour for the storm to kill over 1,000 Englishmen and some 6,000 horses.

 


3/21/1960: In the black township of Sharpeville, South Africa, Afrikaner police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 people and wounding 180 in a hail of submachine-gun fire.

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3/11/2004: 191 people are killed and nearly 2,000 are injured when 10 bombs explode on four trains in three Madrid-area train stations during a busy morning rush hour.

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The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission criticizes the response of school staff and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and recommends arming teachers

Parkland Stoneman Douglas Commission Report

“….The commission’s 15 members issued a unanimously approved, 439-page preliminary report Wednesday aimed at preventing similar attacks and improving the response should they occur. …..”

In memory of:

Alyssa Alhadeff          Scott Beigel                Martin Duque

Nicholas Dworet        Aaron Feis                  Jaime Guttenberg

Chris Hixon                Luke Hoyer                 Cara Loughran

Gina Montalto            Joaquin Oliver           Alaina Petty
Meadow Pollack         Helena Ramsay         Alex Schachter
Carmen Schentrup     Peter Wang


December 12, 2012: The sixth anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School (28 people dead and 2 injured).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7uv3zqSq9o&t=74s :  Timeline


Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: A state commission pointed to a range of failures on the part of school and law enforcement officials in the response to the shooting.

Draft Document:   

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

NYT

“……A total of 17 students and staff members lost their lives in an attack that spanned a full six minutes; 17 others were injured.….”

 


In the aftermath of Stoneman Parker, consequences for those who could’ve helped but didn’t.

NY Daily News

“……an 18-year veteran of the department, arrived at the school
three and a half minutes after Nikolas Cruz began shooting. With 17 people
already shot and 17 more already dead, Eason instead spent two minutes
driving to the opposite side of campus to put on his bulletproof vest and
fidgeting with his body camera……Capt. Jan Jordan resigned and Sgt. Brian Miller was
placed on restricted duty for the department’s failure to respond properly
to the Parkland shooting.

Four Stoneman Douglas employees – assistant principals Jeff Morford, Winfred
Porter Jr., and Denise Reed and security specialist Kelvin Greenleaf – were
reassigned pending investigations last week.

School resource officer Scot Peterson, who took cover outside the school
until the shooting was over, resigned in disgrace………”


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Active Shooter & Hockey Pucks

WDIV

“…… to fight effectively, faculty and students need to be prepared to throw objects that are heavy and will cause a distraction.

Hockey pucks provide the ability to be carried in brief cases or backpacks, are not considered a weapon, and will meet the goal of distracting the shooter, according to Gordon.

Currently, the union has distributed the pucks to its 800 members and is working with student groups to distribute an additional 1,700 pucks to students……..”


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