Victims of the Florida School Shooting: Stories of Students and Staff Members


A prayer service at Parkridge Church in Coral Springs, Fla., on Thursday to honor the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Saul Martinez for The New York Times

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They huddled together in classrooms. They waited as shot after shot sounded, as people screamed and ran and hid under desks. When the shooting was over on Wednesday at a high school in Parkland, Fla., 17 people had been killed. Among the dead were teachers and students: a popular football coach who himself had gone to the school, a college-bound senior and a trombone player in the marching band.


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