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Sunday, September 23, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDStudents who participated in the planning and presentation of the “walkout” at Parkland High School include seniors Kaylee Wenderoth, Rachel Horn, Reina Salas Baez, Jenna Leonzi, Isabelle Moses and Tylee Totenbier. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDStudents who participated in the planning and presentation of the “walkout” at Parkland High School include seniors Kaylee Wenderoth, Rachel Horn, Reina Salas Baez, Jenna Leonzi, Isabelle Moses and Tylee Totenbier. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
LEFT: Smiling now, but moved to tears later in the walkout is Kyleigh Duff, whose cousin Daniel Duff survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography LEFT: Smiling now, but moved to tears later in the walkout is Kyleigh Duff, whose cousin Daniel Duff survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Collin Duff, whose cousin Daniel is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was an integral part of organizing the “Parkland for Parkland” event. He and his sister Kyleigh sold more than $10,000 worth of bracelets proclaiming “Parkland for Parkland.”PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Collin Duff, whose cousin Daniel is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was an integral part of organizing the “Parkland for Parkland” event. He and his sister Kyleigh sold more than $10,000 worth of bracelets proclaiming “Parkland for Parkland.”PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Devan Ghai uses his smart phone light to remember Scott Beigel at the walkout at Parkland High School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Devan Ghai uses his smart phone light to remember Scott Beigel at the walkout at Parkland High School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
ABOVE: Dominique Stettler chose Meadow Pollack as her remembrance at the walkout. LEFT: Devan Ghai uses his smartphone light to remember Scott Beigel at the “walkout” at Parkland High School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography ABOVE: Dominique Stettler chose Meadow Pollack as her remembrance at the walkout. LEFT: Devan Ghai uses his smartphone light to remember Scott Beigel at the “walkout” at Parkland High School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Collin Duff, Elizabeth Gonzalez and Bobby Carlson add their signatures to the “Parkland for Parkland” sign. It was to be carried in the parade March 24 in Washington, D.C., demanding changes in gun laws as well as making schools safe. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Collin Duff, Elizabeth Gonzalez and Bobby Carlson add their signatures to the “Parkland for Parkland” sign. It was to be carried in the parade March 24 in Washington, D.C., demanding changes in gun laws as well as making schools safe. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
ABOVE: Student leaders and organizers of “Parkland for Parkland” watch a video as Daniel Duff tells of his experience as a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High during the Feb. 14 shooting. LEFT: Smiling now, but moved to tears later in the walkout is Kyleigh Duff, whose cousin Daniel Duff survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography ABOVE: Student leaders and organizers of “Parkland for Parkland” watch a video as Daniel Duff tells of his experience as a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High during the Feb. 14 shooting. LEFT: Smiling now, but moved to tears later in the walkout is Kyleigh Duff, whose cousin Daniel Duff survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Parkland honors fellow students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Close to 2,000 Parkland High School students attended a “walkout” March 14 at the school to honor the 17 killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla., shooting on Feb. 14.

The students gathered in the gymnasium to see a video presentation their fellow classmates prepared to highlight the lives of each person killed in the rampage.

The overwhelming emotion seen on the students faces during the presentation was sadness with tears being shed as each individual’s hopes and dreams were read, as a photo appeared on a large screen.

Many of the Parkland students expressed anger at the easy access to guns in America and especially those labeled as assault weapons.

The opening video was by Daniel Duff, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, whose cousins Collin and Kyleigh Duff are students at Parkland High School.

He recalled the fear he and his fellow students felt as the shooting began and how they hid to protect themselves from the shooter.

He doesn’t recall how he came to be running out of the school with his hands held high but was relieved to have escaped, unlike several of his close friends.

His cousins, Collin and Kyleigh, were stunned to hear the news of the shooting and watched news coverage for hours hoping to see him alive.

They were extremely relieved when Daniel finally contacted them.