Parkland to Demolish School Building, Arm School Guards
The Broward County School Board has asked the Florida state legislature for $28.5 million to tear down and rebuild the building where a mass shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. The requested sum also includes $450,000 for a memorial in honor of the 17 people who died at the shooting. The school district announced its intention to knock down Building 12—where the campus shooting took place—and Florida legislators promised to provide resources for the project. The building primarily served 900 freshman out of the school’s 3,300 students. The sheriff's office also announced that all Broward County schools will be guarded with deputies carrying rifles, including AR-15 rifles. The first day back to school for the high school students will be on February 27, and students will be accommodated in other buildings on the campus.