We are MSD Strong.
The tragic deaths of 17 students and faculty members at Cooper City High School’s sister school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) of Broward County, has shaken the local community and the nation to its core. Just before 2:30 p.m., a 19-year old former student entered the second-story hallway of Building 12 and began shooting fleeing students after having pulled a fire alarm to incite panic. He was later apprehended by police and taken into custody unharmed, where he is currently awaiting his trial.
The names of the dead are as follows: Aaron Feis, 37; Jaime Guttenberg, 14; Alyssa Alhadeff, 14; Scott Beigel, 35; Meadow Pollack, 18; Christopher Hixon, 49; Luke Hoyer, 15; Carmen Schentrup, 16; Gina Montalto, 14; Alex Schachter, 14; Peter Wang, 15; Alaina Petty, 14; Martin Duque Anguiano, 14; Helena Ramsey, 17; Joaquin Oliver, 17; Cara Loughran, 14; Nicholas Dworet, 17.
The deaths launched a nationwide discussion about gun control and protecting students, the likes of which have not yet have not yet died away. Fueled by the determination and work of the MSD survivors, including Emma Gonzalez, Cameron Kasky, David Hogg and Sarah Chadwick, the conversation is still growing. The students have founded the Never Again movement and have been an active part of the debate in recent days.
The Lariat has published a collection of articles and photos revolving around the topic of gun control, student voices and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. It is our hope that we have provided well-rounded, rigorous and active coverage of the incident and the stories that have followed.
More articles will be added to this page as our staff continues to cover the conversation.
Note: The Lariat has a policy of avoiding the name of perpetrators of violence in our articles. The shooter’s name will not be found in this collection.