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Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves


March 26, 2019

Saul Martinez – New York Times

FILE - Students attend a poetry reading at a memorial garden on the anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019. On Saturday, for the second time in a week, a young person who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the mass shooting in February 2018 was found dead in an apparent suicide.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end.

The father of a Sandy Hook victim killed himself Monday, just days after two Stoneman Douglas students also took their lives. The Florida deaths have officials in Parkland and nearby Coral Springs renewing their communities' focus on the suicide prevention and mental health resources that remain available 13 months after a gunman killed 17 people at the high school.


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