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No charge: JetBlue offers to fly Parkland victims' families to South Florida

JetBlue is offering to fly families of victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High shooting free to the South Florida area.

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The company announced that it would fly families free via its Family Assistance Center, and would also provide access to free ground transportation with Lyft.

Last Wednesday, 17 people were killed Wednesday by a 19-year-old gunman.

“This week’s events are felt by all of our 21,000 crewmembers, many of whom live in, work from and travel through the Broward County area,” airline officials said in a statement. “We want to do our part to help the community and support South Florida through this difficult time.”

>> Photos: Nation mourns after Florida school shooting

In addition, the airline and the Florida Panthers hockey team will hold a blood drive at the BB&T Center in Sunrise on Thursday from noon to 7 p.m.

Victims of the Florida High School Mass Shooting

Victims of the Florida High School Mass Shooting

Stoneman Douglas High School will reopen Feb. 22 to staff

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoolwhere 17 people were killed Wednesday by a gunman, will reopen Thursday, according to a statement from Broward County Public Schools.

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Only staff members will be allowed back on the sprawling campus in northwest Broward County. There is no mention in the statement when students will be permitted to return.

The school remains a crime scene and will be closed through Wednesday.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at the school, is facing 17 first-degree murder counts after he confessed to shooting 14 students and three staff members around 2:30 p.m.

Woman Accused of Tossing Dog Out of Moving Car

Woman Accused of Tossing Dog Out of Moving Car

Household Chore Could Be Just As Damaging As Smoking A Pack Of Cigarettes A Day

Household Chore Could Be Just As Damaging As Smoking A Pack Of Cigarettes A Day

Missing Teen Found 5 Months After Disappearance

Missing Teen Found 5 Months After Disappearance

Walkouts planned in March in aftermath of Parkland shooting

Support continued to grow over the weekend for a planned March 14 National School Walkout protest in the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. Meanwhile, students at the South Florida school planned a separate walkout on March 24, ABC News reported.

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Organizers of the Women’s March announced the plans for a 17-minute walkout beginning at 10 a.m. on March 14, which will mark the one-month anniversary of the shooting. The protest is aimed at urging Congress to enact laws that will protect schools from gun violence.

“Students and staff have the right to teach and learn in an environment free from the worry of being gunned down in their classrooms or on their way home from school,” a message on the group’s website read Saturday. “Parents have the right to send their kids to school in the mornings and see them home alive at the end of the day. We are not safe at school. We are not safe in our cities and towns. Congress must take meaningful action to keep us safe and pass federal gun reform legislation that address the public health crisis of gun violence.”

Support for the walkout, announced Friday, increased over the weekend on social media, with parents and teachers around the country vowing to participate, and actresses like Justine Bateman, Amber Tamblyn and Piper Perabo along with W. Kamau Bell of CNN all offering their support to the planned protest.

Meanwhile, some of the surviving students at Stoneman Douglas High School announced a walkout for March 24, called March for Our Lives, ABC News reported.

“People keep asking us, what about the Stoneman Douglas shooting is going to be different, because this has happened before and change hasn't come?” Cameron Kasky, an 11th-grader told ABC News. “This is it.”

Kasky was interviewed with four of his classmates -- Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin.

“Any politician on either side who is taking money from the NRA is responsible for events like this,” Kasky told ABC News. “At the end of the day, the NRA is fostering and promoting gun this gun culture.”

A separate walkout was scheduled for April 20 in honor of the victims of the shooting nearly two decades ago that left 13 people dead at Columbine High School in Colorado.

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Gibson Guitar Company Facing Bankruptcy

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WATCH: These Airlines Ranked Highest for Complaints in 2017

Nebraska Man Arrested For 18th Alleged Indecent Exposure

Nebraska Man Arrested For 18th Alleged Indecent Exposure

Man Comes Out Of 61-Day Medically Induced Coma

Man Comes Out Of 61-Day Medically Induced Coma

Transgender Wrestler Looks To Defend Texas State Title

Transgender Wrestler Looks To Defend Texas State Title

'King Pin Granny' Arrested in Huge Tennessee Drug Bust

'King Pin Granny' Arrested in Huge Tennessee Drug Bust

News of coach killed in Parkland shooting hit former player 'sideways'

As the investigation into the Parkland High School mass shooting continues in South Florida, more people in the Jacksonville, Florida, area with connections to the school are coming forward to talk about the people they lost, including like assistant football coach Aaron Feis.

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“Hearing the stories about Coach Feis, it just, it just totally hit me sideways,” Kaden Culpepper said.

Feis is being remembered as a hero after he shielded students from the shooter and was fatally shot. Culpepper spent four years with Feis and said he was not surprised by his heroism. 

“He just brought so much joy to all of us, the whole school. Coach Feis was the man,” he said.

Culpepper moved to Parkland with his mother at a young age. When he got older, he knew he wanted to play football but didn’t have a lot of money for equipment.

“(Feis) said, ‘Don’t even worry about it. I’ll take care of you,’” Culpepper said.

And he meant it.

>> Florida shooting heroes: 3 coaches, teachers gave lives for students

“Taking me to practice, and picking me up for practice and paying every school year for me to play football out of his own pocket,” Culpepper said.

Culpepper said Feis saw potential in everyone and inspired them to do their best, on and off the field.

“He saw something in me and so many of my brothers on the football team that we didn’t even realize. He brought out the fight in us, he brought out the best in us, and he brought out the men in us. If I didn’t meet Coach Feis, and I didn’t play football for him, I wouldn’t be here,” Culpepper said.

Culpepper doesn’t just admire Coach Feis. He also plans to follow in his footsteps, by becoming a teacher and coach.

“Having an idol like Coach Feis, I can do the same thing,” he said.

'Thoughts and prayers' check goes viral on Facebook

A Facebook post with a picture of a check without any money has gone viral on Facebook.

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Fern Malila, from Michigan, posted the picture Thursday afternoon.

The post is a picture of a letter and the check to Michigan Rep. Jack Bergman -- which has “thoughts and prayers” written where the money amount should be.

"Dear Rep. Bergman," the letter begins. "Since you and your colleagues in Congress seem to feel that this is the solution to mass murder, please accept this contribution."

As of Friday afternoon, the photo had been shared more than 65,000 times.

It was posted in response to a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida Wednesday afternoon that left 17 people dead. 

Victims of the Florida High School Mass Shooting

Victims of the Florida High School Mass Shooting

Ultra-Processed Foods Could Cause Cancer, Researchers Say

Ultra-Processed Foods Could Cause Cancer, Researchers Say

Who Is Nikolas Cruz, Alleged Gunman In Florida School Shooting?

Who Is Nicolas De Jesus Cruz, Alleged Gunman In Florida School Shooting?

Former Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Prostitute, Officials Say

Former Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting Prostitute, Officials Say

Facts About the NRA

Facts About the NRA
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