Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with family and friends, but it’s also an opportunity…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.