• Vigil held on Boston Common to remember 17 Parkland shooting victims

    By: Julie Leonardi


    Locals gathered on the Boston Common on the one-year anniversary of the Parkland school shooting to remember the 17 victims who lost their lives on that day in 2018.

    Dozens of people came together for a vigil Thursday evening, with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Alumni of New England reading the names of the victims, 14 students and three faculty members, from the shooting on February 14, 2018.

    "We decided to come here to show our support," one Boston student said. "We are all students, and the same thing that happened to them could happen to any of us."

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    The reading was followed by a six-minute and 20-second moment of silence, equal to the length of time the shooter was active inside the school.

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