By Sharon Aron Baron
Broward County Public Schools has issued a statement in response to recent media inquiries regarding the 1200 Building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
The building was the site of the tragic massacre in 2018 that claimed the lives of 17 students and staff members and injured 17 others.
According to the statement, the 1200 building remains in the custody of the State Attorney’s Office. However, in anticipation of the building’s eventual release to Broward County Public Schools, the district has started communicating with the school’s teachers and staff about the possibility of retrieving items left behind inside the building and how that process could be carried out.
The district acknowledged that this would be a difficult and painful step for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s teachers, staff, and community. As such, the district said they are committed to ensuring that the process respects the memory of the 17 fallen Eagles, the 17 injured, and the entire Marjory Stoneman Douglas High family and community.
The School Board of Broward County voted to demolish the 1200 building and preserve the grounds without building any structure other than a memorial to the 17 loved ones lost on 2-14-2018. The Board added classrooms in a different part of the campus, which are built and in use.
The district has not yet provided any updates on the status of the building or when it will be released from the custody of the State Attorney’s Office.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is a Parkland resident and editor of Talk Media. She has been covering Parkland news since 2012. Parkland Talk was created to provide News, Views, and Entertainment for the residents of Parkland.
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