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US Stoneman Douglas Student: How Photography Is Helping Me Cope With This Nightmare

20:46  02 march  2018
20:46  02 march  2018 Source:   time.com

Funerals for school shooting victims continue in Florida

  Funerals for school shooting victims continue in Florida A week after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people, funerals continue.WPLG-TV reports that services for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School athletic director Chris Hixon and student Nicholas Dworet were held Wednesday morning.Hixon was serving in his role as a school security specialist when he came within range of the shooter Feb. 14. The 49-year-old married father of two served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and will be buried with full military honors at the South Florida National Cemetery. His funeral was held at the Nativity Catholic Church in Hollywood.

Her advice on how kids can cope . She grew up in Coral Springs, Fla., and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the shooting that left 17 people dead. Q: We've seen students at Stoneman Douglas and others around the country march in protests.

The poem also sheds light into how Deitsch is dealing with the tragedy. She writes that she got a puppy to cope , and named her Misty, a play on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas acronym Grief counselors and comfort dogs were on campus to help students slowly reacclimatize to their schedules, but there

a group of people standing in front of a store: A memorial scene in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.; a cross stands in remembrance of student Nicholas Dworet. © Kyra Parrow A memorial scene in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.; a cross stands in remembrance of student Nicholas Dworet.

Skipping school saved my life on Feb. 14, 2018. I planned to spend the day surrounded by love and warmth with my family and friends. We made the plans a month in advance. I was hoping for everything to go smoothly. My boyfriend and I had a scheduled spa day and dinner reservation later in the evening. At 2 in the afternoon, I entered the spa at a plaza that is walking distance away. An hour later, I walked out, as texts flooded my phone and friends and family frantically asked if I was okay.

Florida Panthers honor victims of school shooting

  Florida Panthers honor victims of school shooting The Florida Panthers have honored victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a somber video tribute before their game against the Washington Capitals. The arena video screen Thursday night showed the names and faces of each of the 17 students who were killed on Valentine's Day in nearby Parkland. The darkened ice was then illuminated with 17 circles of light, with a student's name inside each one. Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, a Parkland resident, gave an emotional statement about the bravery of those who lost their lives trying to save others and how inspiring the students have been coping with the tragedy.

Her advice on how kids can cope . She grew up in Coral Springs, Fla., and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the shooting that left 17 people dead. Q: We've seen students at Stoneman Douglas and others around the country march in protests.

Her advice on how kids can cope . She grew up in Coral Springs, Fla., and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the shooting that left 17 people dead. Q: We've seen students at Stoneman Douglas and others around the country march in protests.

The sirens roaring nearby caused a vast pit in my stomach to form. Police cruisers, ambulances and first-responders, racing towards my school, passed right in front of me. The sirens clogged my mind — everything a blur, everything in slow motion. Four minutes passed. Missed phone calls and messages accumulated on my phone, and then I received the one text that changed my entire world. The one text that managed to make my heart stop beating. “There was a shooting at Douglas.”

My mind could hardly fathom what those six words meant. I immediately broke down in tears. The unfathomable question of whether my friends were okay or not formed a type of fear I wouldn’t wish on my biggest enemy. My boyfriend pulled me to his car as my mother called me, telling me to come home right away. I was a hysterical mess.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas hockey team dedicates state championship to shooting victims

  Marjory Stoneman Douglas hockey team dedicates state championship to shooting victims The 17 gold medals given to Douglas' varsity players will be used as part of a tribute to the 17 people who were killed in a mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14."This wasn't for us. This was for the 17 victims," Douglas senior Matthew Horowitz told Miami television station WPLG after his team defeated Tampa's Jesuit High School 7-4 in the championship game. One of the victims, Jaime Guttenberg, was the younger sister of junior varsity player Jesse Guttenberg, the (Fort Lauderdale) Sun Sentinel reported.

Her advice on how kids can cope . She grew up in Coral Springs, Fla., and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the shooting that left 17 people dead. Q: We've seen students at Stoneman Douglas and others around the country march in protests.

Her advice on how kids can cope . She grew up in Coral Springs, Fla., and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the site of the shooting that left 17 people dead. Q: We've seen students at Stoneman Douglas and others around the country march in protests.

When I arrived home, I hugged my mother as if I had never hugged her before. We then began to watch the local news, seeing live footage of my very own high school — a place where I spent more time than I did in my actual home.

Eventually, watching the news became a burden. It weighted my chest. I hardly slept that night. I tossed around in my bed, knowing that some of my friends were in the hospital, fighting for their lives. A few of my friends were missing. It would later be announced that they had passed.

The next day, every time I left out my front door, my camera was in my hand. I knew that as a photographer, carrying it would be the best thing for me. Documenting the beauty within this nightmare settled some type of peace in my soul. At the candle vigils to the two memorial grounds that stand at my local park and in front of my school, I found that beauty. There is some type of comfort that comes from something that is your passion, and for me, that is photography. To be able to take a photograph, immortalize that moment forever and share it with the world is truly powerful.

Through grief, loss and anger, it has been a blessing to be an artist. Photography has given me an outlet to release my emotions. From using the camera to editing the images on my laptop, it has all allowed me to process the nightmare I experienced on Valentine’s Day.

Despite attending too many funerals, despite the media invading my community, despite having to witness my friends experience post-traumatic stress, I have found light through the grace of art. I have been so fortunate to cope with my stress, grief and the nightmare I am living in through my camera’s lens.

Parrow is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Follow her on Twitter @longlivekcx.

911 calls from Parkland school shooting released .
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Two Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students hid alone in a classroom, petrified as the sound of gunfire overtook the 1200 Building, according to a recording of a 911 call made during the Feb. 14 mass shooting at the Parkland school."She's terrified right now," the caller told the dispatcher. "She's afraid to talk, they're hiding right now."The caller was on the line with a mother who was talking by cellphone to one of her two daughters at the school."Be quiet, be quiet, keep the phone line open," the dispatcher warned. "Don't move. Just stay hidden.

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