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Remembering Parkland

On February 14, 2018 a lone gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he killed seventeen people and injured 15 more in a mass shooting.

A year later, the world is still mourning those we lost. They will not be forgotten as many inspired a movement of activism in school safety and sensible gun control.

On a special two-part episode of Family Comes First, we learn first-hand the events that unfolded during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Hearing these events and the emotions assist all of us in understand the tragedy of that day.

Our hearts goes out to all of you.

Resources from the show

Alex Schachter Foundation

Alex Schachter, 14, resided in Parkland, Florida for the last eight years. Alex was tragically killed during the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018.

UConn Alex Schachter Scholarship

The Schachter family created a marching band scholarship, named for Alex and the family, through the UConn Foundation. It will keep his memory alive through ongoing support of students who also love music.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention



March for our Lives/Road for Change

In the days after the tragedy in Parkland, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students strived to ensure that what happened at their school never happens again. As a nation, we continue to witness tragedy after tragedy, yet our politicians remain complacent. The Parkland students, along with young leaders of all backgrounds from across the country, refuse to accept this passivity and demand direct action to combat this epidemic.

Safe Schools for Alex Foundation

In an effort to protect all our children and teachers, the Safe Schools For Alex campaign will be used to support the efforts of a nationwide school safety commission spearheaded by Alex’s father, Max Schachter.

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