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The grief and mourning continue for the 17 students and staff killed on the afternoon of Feb. 14 during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. But something else is happening among the anguish of the interrupted lives of the victims and survivors. Out of the agony, activism has emerged and students from across South Florida are speaking out together asking for stricter gun controls. Here's a list of grief counseling resources available for the community.

Parkland School Cop Scot Peterson Says Things Happened Too Fast For Him To Be A Coward

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Scot Peterson, school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, addresses a public hearing before the massacre that led to his exit from the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Scot Peterson, the school resource officer receiving the brunt of the blame for not doing more during the Feb. 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, said things happened too fast for him to act cowardly.

Also, Peterson said during an interview shown Tuesday morning on NBC's "Today," he thought the gunshots coming from the 1200 building were more likely from a sniper, as in the case of last year's Las Vegas mass shooting.

Instead, former Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Cruz was unleashing the gunshots inside the building.

Peterson said he'd want the families of the 17 people killed at Stoneman Douglas to know, "I didn't get it right, but it wasn't because of some 'Oh, I don't want to go into that building,I don't want to face somebody.' It wasn't like that at all."

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald