Parkland families allowed to reenact tragic school shooting (includes video story)

A judge has given the green light for reenactments to take place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The reenactment follows a civil suit against Parkland former school resource officer Scot Peterson.

He was accused of inaction during the school shooting, as some of the victims’ families said he could have done more to prevent their loved ones’ deaths.

Authorities opened the building once more for survivors and victims’ families to take tours of the facility, as part of their grieving process.

Linda Beigel Schulman, mother of victim Scott Beigel, said “Where the shooter was walking up those steps, and five feet away from Scott… actually shooting him six times within three seconds from five feet away. I could see. I could see where the shooter was, I could see where Scott was.”

Despite claiming to have responded to the gunfire, surveillance footage showed Peterson retreating to a nearby building and staying there for 40 minutes.

The reenactment is scheduled to take place in the coming weeks, prior to the demolition of the building and ideally before the start of the school year next month.

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