Thousands gather to remember 17 victims killed in Parkland school shooting 3 years ago

Thousands gather to remember 17 victims killed in Parkland school shooting 3 years ago

Copyright 2021 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Photo by: WPTV The community comes together in Parkland to remember the 17 lives lost in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. PARKLAND, Fla. — Thousands gathered Sunday night in Parkland to pay tribute to 17 lives taken too soon. Fourteen students and three staff members were killed on Valentine’s Day in 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. "We’ve always stayed together, we’ve always been together and, you know, as tragic as this was, it just gave us an opportunity to come closer together," said Parkland Mayor Richard Walker. Among those who were killed was Joaquin Oliver. "We lost our son three years ago and we needed to do something immediately," said Manuel Oliver. Now, Manuel Oliver and his wife, Patricia, are turning their pain into purpose with what they’re calling "shame cards." Zoom Manuel and Patricia Oliver, whose son was killed in the 2018 Parkland school shooting, display "shame cards" to be mailed to members of Congress. "These are graphics of cities that have suffered gun violence," said Manuel Oliver. "You can send these to your congressmen, to members of Congress that represent each of these cities that we’re holding." After the shooting in 2018, Florida lawmakers passed a bill that raised the minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21. It requires a three-day waiting period, but it did not ban assault and […]

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