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(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS students took a moment of silence Thursday for those lives lost in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting one year ago, Feb. 14, 2018.
“It is something that our district participated in to remember those lives lost in such a tragedy,” commented LRHS assistant Principal Michael Staker.
The school was part of a national effort to honor the victims of mass shooting.
Sophomore Marissa Briggs, co-president of LRHS Students for Safety stated, “I think taking a moment of silence is really important because it gives us time to reflect on those lives lost and keeping our school safe.”
School guardian Luis Cruz shared his feelings on the moment of silence, “It is important that we reflect on past events like what happened at Parkland, so we never forget what the victims had to endure that day.”
He added, “We can always try to prevent it, but we can never guarantee it. Ever since Sept. 11 and I was trapped in the building, my perspective has changed, and I will always try to prevent it.”
“We should be respectful of those lives that were taken so soon. At the time it was very surreal, even today I cannot imagine what happened,” said senior Hannah Kennelly. “It is so important to remember those 17 students killed and the 17 others injured, their families, and all other lives involved.”