Nearly two weeks ago, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida saw one of the deadliest school massacres in the world.

Seventeen innocent lives were taken, in addition to numerous other injuries and hospitalizations. The past few weeks have taken a toll on the country, with many calling for reform. And although the thought of going back to school might seem impossible, classes must go on.

With students scheduled to return on Wednesday, teachers headed back to Stoneman Douglas on Monday to prepare. Erica Rakow, a reporter from WPLG, tweeted that as the teachers drove back into the school, they were welcomed by signs that boasted supportive messages such as:

“Welcome back! We love you!”

In addition, a rainbow had formed over the high school.

One Twitter user interpreted to mean was: “… a sign from GOD. After this horror, good things are coming.”

Although the coming days and weeks will be challenging for everyone who attends Stoneman Douglas, the community is doing their best to provide support.


As WSMV reports, the building where the shooting itself occurred “will remain closed.”

The school is doing everything in its power to make the transition back easier for students. For example, the school is providing counselors and service dogs in classrooms, in addition to helping students transfer high schools if they do not wish to return to Stoneman Douglas.

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