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School District Seeks Social Media Posts Of Parkland Victims’ Families

Gerald Herbert
Associated Press

They lost their children and their loved ones to violence when a disgruntled former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day 2018, and now the Broward School District wants to know what these traumatized parents had to say on Facebook in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning is being asked to order the victims’ families to turn over their social media posts as part of multiple lawsuits accusing the school district of negligence in the Parkland massacre.

“Such postings are clearly relevant,” school district attorney Eugene Pettis wrote in a motion demanding the posts. “Defendants are entitled to discover whether the plaintiffs have made any comments on social media regarding such postings.”

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun Sentinel.