‘They will never be forgotten’: Central Florida remembers Parkland shooting 4 years later

Four years ago on Monday, 14 students and three educators died in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


Central Florida officials took to social media on Monday to remember the tragedy and lives lost that day.

Read their statements below:

Rep. Val Demings

“Four years ago the community of Parkland suffered unbearable tragedy. The students and staff who were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas were irreplaceable. They are missed today and every day. I hope that every family member and survivor knows the boundless love and support that we hold for them. But there is anger today, too, and rightly so, for we have failed to keep our children safe.”

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Gov. Ron DeSantis

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Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez

“Four years ago, our hearts were broken. Today, we lift up the Parkland community in prayer.”

Commissioner of Agriculture & Consumer Services Nikki Fried

“This is a painful day for our state as we mark four years since the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and the entire Parkland community experienced an unimaginable tragedy. My heart is with the survivors, victims, families, and loved ones whose lives were changed forever that day, and for whom I know the trauma and grief still continues to be felt today.”

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Sen. Rick Scott

“We will never forget them.”

Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon

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Seminole County

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

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Florida Department of Education

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

Orange County Sheriff’s Office

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.