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On February 14, 2018, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and killed seventeen people and injured another seventeen. A drama class was in the middle of rehearsal for a musical when they heard shots being fired, so it’d be totally reasonable if everyone wanted to abandon the show once they returned to school.
But that’s not what happened. Instead, in one of the most inspiring instances of “the show must go on” you’ll ever hear, the drama class decided to go through with the musical after all – and a new documentary called Song of Parkland will tell that story. Check out the trailer below.
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I continue to be hugely impressed by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, some of whom became targets of awful people suggesting the kids were actors who didn’t actually witness their fellow students being killed in front of them. Many have appeared on national television to advocate for gun control, conducting themselves with class and dignity in the wake of heartbreaking tragedy.
This is the first I’ve heard about this drama class and their efforts to continue their production of the school musical, and their resolve to put a smile on...
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