How Parkland student journalists covered the shooting they survived and friends they lost

  • Published on Apr 12, 2018
  • At the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school newspaper, teen journalists grapple with grief while producing a memorial issue in the weeks after the shooting. Subscribe to The Washington Post on RUclip:
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Comments • 242

    MARSHALL Amp 10 days ago

    Arming faculty is not the way to go but allowing faculty to be armed if they want to be is definitely appropriate.

  • Aaron Pierson
    Aaron Pierson Month ago

    Sounds like all they care about is reporting the shooting

    REET AVACADO Month ago +2

    I feel like it would be really inspirational to make a movie about the shooting

  • Mohammad javed Ikram
    Mohammad javed Ikram Month ago +1

    Stop the school ragging and harismant velince not gun velince

  • Mohammad javed Ikram
    Mohammad javed Ikram Month ago +3

    Nikolas cruz is inncoent boy and real criminals is dagulas school bloody students he is ragging and harismant for nikolas cruz and nikolas cruz revenge so please my friends stop the school bloody ragging and harismant velince not gun velince

  • Maxwell 24
    Maxwell 24 Month ago +1

    R.I.P Everyone Who Died They Never Deserved to Die Especially in That Way 😭😭😭😭😭 And I Hope the Victims Familys Recover 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 And I Hope The People Who Got Hurt 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Recover

  • TinFoil Hot
    TinFoil Hot 2 months ago

    The texting sisters are editors of the paper? Hmm actually the teacher for 14 years looks like the big sister that little sis was texting while she was at Burger King..

  • Myrna Z Alvarez
    Myrna Z Alvarez 2 months ago


  • Olivia Parangoni
    Olivia Parangoni 4 months ago

    America is fucked up, still DO NOT understand why it is legal to possess guns. Like get a grip and do something about this Trump.

  • Luna Delaney
    Luna Delaney 4 months ago +1

    What a bunch of good kids. Now this I believe was real. Praying this never happens at the high schools I went to growing up.

  • Vernon Jacobs
    Vernon Jacobs 4 months ago

    Learning to lie like the media.

  • XxdarkgamerxX
    XxdarkgamerxX 5 months ago

    It's still safe it was only one kid who shot the school if you go to a black ghetto school that anit safe that so much stuff that goes on there and I'm stuck there and I wish I could go to majorystone high school because it's a nice school I been begging my parents to move to Florida because I hate Chicago so much

  • Ari H.
    Ari H. 5 months ago +4

    I live fairly close to parkland Florida, and i remember what my younger cousin said less than a week after the shooting. Was in 8th grade going into 9th the following school year. She said that he was too scared to go to school because of all these shootings, and asked her mom if she could be homeschooled. I have a daughter, less than a year old, and im too afraid to send her to public school. I really shouldn't be afraid, but with all these shootings, and planned bombings, how can i trush that my daughters safety will be just that; safe?

    • Heather Mefford
      Heather Mefford 5 months ago +1

      Ari H. I was 8 months pregnant with my first child when the Columbine shooting occurred. I remember just sitting and staring at the tv as the story unfolded. At that EXACT moment I no longer felt that American schools were safe. We ended up enrolling him in a Charter School affiliated with our school district. It was a blend of computer lessons, actual classroom time and weekly meetings with his teachers. It was more work for me as the parent, but he thrived AND survived his educational journey. Still worried about college, but I can’t keep him swaddled like a baby... the hardest thing to do!

  • Little Nerdy Asian Girl

    It’s May 2019 and recently we had an actual lock down. After seeing these tragic stories and events, I thought something like Parkland would actually happen to us.
    This story should never be forgotten and guns are still a problem politicians are not willing to resolve because it violates the 2nd amendment where people have the right to bare arms. But are guns really more important than the lives of your country? I guess so.

    • Adrian Agustin
      Adrian Agustin 2 months ago

      Who knows but would you chose to own a gun for self defense against evil or let people die in vain because you have no strength to counter violence

  • Avery Winders
    Avery Winders 5 months ago

    This would be a terrible thing to happen to you but could you imagine everyone just becoming your friend because one of your siblings or friends died because of this! I would get very frustrated and it would affect the amount of time I need to grieving.

  • Crsitina Orozco
    Crsitina Orozco 5 months ago +6

    This year, the 14th of February there was almost a shooting at my school. But thankfully the shooter fired the gun and then ran away.

  • that shade tho
    that shade tho 5 months ago +6

    its sad that a day that was supposed to be full of love was the same day that something so full of hate happened

  • Catie Junkins
    Catie Junkins 5 months ago +24

    If you’re a parent and watching what kids have had to go through, from this shooting and others, doesn’t make you enraged, you should be ashamed.

  • Anonymousmiranda
    Anonymousmiranda 5 months ago +59

    Every single classroom should have a closet like that. PERIOD.

  • Anonymousmiranda
    Anonymousmiranda 5 months ago +5

    I absolutely cannot imagine being in their shoes. It’s just sickening and my heart breaks for them

  • Angela Marie Maldonado
    Angela Marie Maldonado 6 months ago


  • Idk what this is -Diana
    Idk what this is -Diana 6 months ago +7

    Why do I feel like kids and teenagers have to feel unsafe more

  • favorite anatomy
    favorite anatomy 7 months ago +25

    they went back to school 8 days later? that’s so strong ..

    • Sadames03
      Sadames03 2 months ago +1

      favorite anatomy no, it was 2 weeks later. Theres a documentary on amazon prime video called parkland inside bldg 12. You should watch it. Its an accurate play by play of where each of the dead were in respect to the shooters position in the bldg 12

  • Hello People
    Hello People 7 months ago +17

    RIP for the lost ❤️
    No one has the right to take another’s life

  • Hello People
    Hello People 7 months ago +4

    ❤️They are so strong 💪

  • Holly Clarke
    Holly Clarke 8 months ago +1

    Anniversary in a couple day ❤️

  • Holly Clarke
    Holly Clarke 8 months ago +1

    The date is soon 😪

  • YourBoiJal
    YourBoiJal 8 months ago +36

    X made a song to make a tribute to the fallen students in the shooting
    Now he’s dead.
    2018 was a very horrible year
    R.I.P to the fallen students and Jahseh Onfroy

  • Elena Bala
    Elena Bala 9 months ago +8

    Valentine’s Day will never be known as Valentine’s Day for me or anyone.

  • DCI Research
    DCI Research 9 months ago

    Nothing like capitolizing on your friends death.

  • Mary Dickey Mayer
    Mary Dickey Mayer 10 months ago +3

    I remember when all of this happened, my town had just dealt with a kidnapping and then this happened, in a time where the world seemed so broken people came together, they supported and loved each other the hurt that these sweet people feel may never go away but it always amazes me that even through all of the hate this world has to offer, there is so much love. A couple of days later, we found that sweet girl. Always remember, even though hate and pain and suffering and such disgusting acts of humanity, good people still do exist and there is still so much love in this broken world.

  • Kaitlyn Meee
    Kaitlyn Meee 11 months ago

    I feel so bad for all the kids around the world that are scared of going to school! You shouldn’t ever. EVER FEEL LIKE THAT. Not ever knowing when you walk out of the door of your house, not knowing if your gonna walk back in. And what’s scarier is that i might not live near them, but it only gets closer and closer! ❤️😭😢

  • trailerhomeboyfriend
    trailerhomeboyfriend 11 months ago +3

    As a high school journalist myself, these kids are such an inspiration. I'm really proud to a part of their generation.

  • The funny man /veryfunny
    The funny man /veryfunny 11 months ago +1

    Don't blame guns its the parents fought for not teaching there children wrong from right

  • Mind Vagrant
    Mind Vagrant 11 months ago +1

    This is kind of cringey.

    • Bella Marie
      Bella Marie Month ago

      Mind Vagrant we’ll it’s reality so welcome to the REAL word

  • Illx Nati
    Illx Nati Year ago

    "We was in the trenches"

  • Abbie James
    Abbie James Year ago +98

    I have been scrolling through the comments and there are so many people who are saying this was all fake. You are a terrible excuse for a human being

  • amanda lazo
    amanda lazo Year ago

    My school is 30 minutes away from this one and I didn’t know anything until I checked my phone after school

  • Allyson Kathryn
    Allyson Kathryn Year ago +8

    This shooting especially this video hit me the hardest because one of them said they were delivering carnations for yearbook and that same day I was supposed to deliver carnations for newspaper staff but I got to school a little late so I didn’t

    『GIOVANNA GINES』 Year ago +90

    Rip Gina we lost a very special color guard sister :(

    • X Billups
      X Billups 11 months ago +4

      My condolences, I was a part of guard before I transfered to percussion and brass.

  • Madison Barber
    Madison Barber Year ago


  • Gavin Kandefer
    Gavin Kandefer Year ago +1

    If you turn Florida sideways it looks like a gun kind of? Sorry for the jokes rip all 17 people that died.

  • HDB
    HDB Year ago +8

    I have a book, not really a diary, that I write in each say discussing not just what happened to be but, at my school, or in the country and the day of the shooting I wrote that down. What happened when it happened and I wrote down the name of the kids and teachers that were lost that day and the traits that were said of each person, so in this video when they talked about each person that died it gave me chills because I feel like I knew them.

  • HDB
    HDB Year ago +282

    February 14th well never be seen as remembered as Valentines for these kids.

    • Quacksøn
      Quacksøn 5 months ago

      Little Surfer Girl 7 months and you haven’t noticed wow it will never be seen as a Valentine’s Day

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    Lena Chapel Year ago

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      Lena Chapel Year ago

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  • Jennifer Coleman
    Jennifer Coleman Year ago +10

    The only way as can prevent this is by common sense lock your guns up. You are responsible for buying it. You are responsible for keeping it up away from your kids. High school is hard. Add loaded weapons and unfortunately this will continue to happen. Love to all kids. We as parents are all responsible for happens to you.

    • Katie Giles
      Katie Giles Month ago

      The shooter bought all the guns himself

    • copperstargirl
      copperstargirl 5 months ago

      This didnt work for the parents of the stem school assailants. They broke into the gun safe with an axe and something else.

    • Jennifer Coleman
      Jennifer Coleman 11 months ago

      @X Billups true

    • X Billups
      X Billups 11 months ago

      Laws requiring safe storage of firearms in safes or trigger locks prevent thefts and accidental deaths and still allows quick access in the event of emergency. Safety storage should be a thing.

    • Mona Bug23
      Mona Bug23 Year ago

      Like parents need to lock the door where they hide their weapons. Throw away the key or keep it on a keychain. It's not that hard. Then hopefully this will cease

  • Jennifer Coleman
    Jennifer Coleman Year ago

    They were and still are so brave

  • Daniela Diaz
    Daniela Diaz Year ago +1

    Nobody should be scared of school.but guess what that is what this world is…

  • Rosie
    Rosie Year ago +8

    I read the whole publication from the UK and now truly appreciate the work that went in to it at such a difficult time 💕

  • Melody
    Melody Year ago +2

    This was such an amazing video and I want to know where I can get a copy

  • Lucy Rodriguez
    Lucy Rodriguez Year ago +57

    where can I get a copy of this issue?

  • John Dough
    John Dough Year ago

    OH the PRESSURE of the DEADLINE! It's so intense! It's a high school newspaper for crying out loud! Just move the friggin deadline to whenever you want it. Just tell your readers that this is a special issue and is taking longer than expected. In my high school no one would have even noticed. Not sure anyone even read the stupid paper. THIS IS FAKE NEWS reporting about FAKE NEWS!

    • marissatbfh
      marissatbfh Year ago +6

      John Dough I worked on my high school paper. The deadline has nothing to do with them it has to do with the printing company. Once a date is set, the paper must be sent for printing. Money is paid upfront. If the paper is not in nothing gets printed and the money is not refundable. It’s highly expensive. Especially the amount they’re printing and the fact that it’s in color. You obviously have no clue so stop talking.

  • Josh Hunt
    Josh Hunt Year ago +78

    My prayers go out to 17 victims and may God be with them.

  • Marcia Ham
    Marcia Ham Year ago +2

    I'm just so angry at the perpetrator. Wtf

  • 21 p!atd
    21 p!atd Year ago

    The therapy part hurt.

  • antihackergrl 31now32

    It reminds me of my teen years not to long ago, before the dinasours finally stopped roaming the earth. These kids are cool though, I just wish they had some more interesting teachers for them to learn from, that one lady doesn't look like she likes her job very much.

  • John Dough
    John Dough Year ago +2

    I'm like, you know, stuff and like when he was shooting I was all what and like you know stuff like that...

  • John Dough
    John Dough Year ago +1

    The dude on the phone interview saw bullets flying past him. Hmmm.. That sounds
    believable. I am assuming that these student journalists are the future of fake news.

  • Intisar Ha
    Intisar Ha Year ago +69

    "he loved chickennuggets"

  • Emily Day
    Emily Day Year ago

    Good job kids ..u all worked hard on this issue.. u all will be great journalists