Surviving Parkland

From left: Riley, Dara and Olivia Hass play with dolls in their living room. Saturdays are crazy, Dara says, but they give her a sense of normalcy.

They hid. They lost. They marched. They fought. And now, they remember.
 

They remember the sounds of the bullets piercing through the walls of their English classroom. And the blood and tears that flooded the hallways.
 

They remember, too, the fear and the pain of losing 17 of their own.
 

For the Parkland community, February 14, a day reserved for love, is one riddled with sorrow; Valentine’s Day tainted by tragedy.

Meredith Sheldon went to Parkland and talked to a parent, a teacher and a student who reflected on the day that changed them forever.

 

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