Tag: school safety

New fence donated and installed at front entrance of MSD

New fence donated and installed at front entrance of MSD

As construction continues on the upcoming 1500 building, additions to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s campus have appeared throughout the school. A new fence around the front entrance is being constructed as a way to increase safety on exterior school boundaries.  The fences were donated […]

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Ty Thompson grieves with the MSD community and supports MSD students on March, 14, 2018, during a school-wide walkout. Photo by Kevin Trejos

Ty Thompson removed from his duties as principal while BCPS furthers investigation into school safety at MSD

After a sudden meeting at the end of the March 21, 2019, an early release school day, teachers learned that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Principal Ty Thompson had been removed from his duties as the acting principal, but would remain on campus by order […]

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A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

A look into the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App

Many phone applications, including the Fortify Florida App and the Safer Watch App, were created for students and parents to report suspicious activity.   The Fortify Florida App was created by Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office, officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and […]

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Patrolling the Halls. Security team member Teresa Williams patrols the halls while class is in session. Photo by Nyan Clarke

Updated security measures create new normal

The security measures enacted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have continued to evolve since Feb. 14. Some have been abandoned, like clear backpacks, and some have been put on hold, like portable metal detectors. Other measures, such as ID badges, hallway passes and bag […]

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A deputy with the Broward County Sheriff's Office directs traffic outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. on Monday, April 2, 2018. Extra security is one of a number of security measures the school district has enacted as a result of the Feb. 14 shooting at the school that killed 17. (John McCall/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

Keeping students safe in school

Time and time again American schools are struck with tragedies that have seemingly become a common occurrence. After each one of these terrible events, America is faced with a question: How do we stop this from happening again?.  When the events on Valentine’s Day unfolded […]

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Leaders answer questions and discuss school safety. Photo by Dara Rosen

BCPS holds school safety forum

Broward County Public Schools announced on Tuesday, April 10 that they would hold a public forum to discuss safety issue in schools on Wednesday, April 18. The forum was held at Plantation High School and the Superintendent of BCPS, Robert Runcie, along with other Broward […]

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Juniors Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman stand outside of MSD. Courtesy of Cait McVey

MSD students create organization “Parents Promise to Kids”

Following the events of Feb. 14, juniors Adam Buchwald and Zach Hibshman wanted to enact change in the world around them. With the help of various politicians and parents across the country, they started the organization “Parents’ Promise to Kids”, in which parents sign a […]

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Ted Deutch speaks center stage as the audience asks him questions at his town hall.

Congressman Ted Deutch hosts town hall about gun violence prevention

On April 3 at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, Congressman Ted Deutch hosted a town hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. alongside local and state politicians and officials. Some state and local politicians who attended include Florida Reps. Kristin Jacobs and Jared […]

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Photo by Kevin Trejos

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos vists MSD

On Wed. March 7, Secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to speak to survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting. She arrived at the school at 8:45 a.m. with a small SUV motorcade. She immediately went to the […]

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Gov. Rick Scott releases a proposal after Parkland shooting

Gov. Rick Scott releases a proposal after Parkland shooting

On Feb. 23, ten days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Gov. Rick Scott released a Major Action Plan to address the demands of the hundreds of MSD students who have been calling for the government to make real policy change […]

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