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More Than 6 Years After Tragedy, Parkland School Building To Be Demolished

For more than six years, the 1200 building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School sat untouched like a time capsule, with its classrooms still filled with dried blood and students’ strewn papers.

This week, the site of the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting will be torn down — a move two grieving moms say is long overdue.

The demolition will start Friday, timed for immediately after the last day of school, which was on Monday, according to Broward County Public Schools. The demolition had been scheduled to begin Thursday but was delayed because of inclement weather.

Seventeen students and staff members were killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, massacre. Victims’ families were permitted to go inside the 1200 building for the first time last summer, following the conclusion of the trials of gunman Nikolas Cruz, who was sentenced to life in prison, and former school officer Scot Peterson, who was acquitted of child neglect after he had allegedly retreated while students were being shot.

Victim Scott Beigel’s mother, Linda Beigel Schulman, was adamant about going in the building — and she said she was not prepared for what she saw.

“It was horrible,” she told ABC News last year. “All the glass being shot out … seeing the bullet holes in the walls.”

Read full story at ABC News.

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