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Collier Schools Address School Safety After Parkland

Apr 11, 2018
Collier County Public Schools / Facebook

Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, schools across the state – and nation – are taking a hard look at their security measures. In Southwest Florida, Collier County Public Schools became the latest to address the public with plans for strengthening the current system.   

Fort Myers March For Our Lives Attracts 2,000

Mar 26, 2018
Alexandra Figares / WGCU

  One of the many marches held over the weekend attracted 2,000 participants in Fort Myers, including two best friends. 

The Thursday night before the march, high school seniors Aly Childs and her best friend, Christina Rossomando, made signs for the March For Our Lives rally in Fort Myers.

Aly’s said, "The future is us. The future is bright."

Christina’s said, “Arms are for hugging.”

FGCU Department of Health Sciences

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Lee County School District held a joint news conference Wednesday morning to announce measures they’ll begin taking immediately to begin hardening local schools. WGCU's Quincy Walters joins Gulf Coast Live to report back the district's plans, including one to put a school resource officer at every school.

Florida House of Representatives

Democratic politicians from Parkland – the town that’s home to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – held a teleconference for media Monday morning.

Florida Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Coral Springs, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-FL, said that Florida Republican gubernatorial candidates Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep DeSantis, R-FL, had less-than-desirable responses to the Valentine’s Day school shooting that left 17 dead.

Moskowitz asserted that Putnam didn't visit the high school after the shooting.  

School District of Lee County

A month after the mass shooting at a Parkland high school, students across the nation planned to walk out of class in solidarity with victims and survivors, but at one Lee County school, students were unsure whether or not they could join the movement.

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