Parkland School Shooting Will Be Reenacted With Live Gunfire Today
The reenactors will use the same model of semiautomatic rifle, caliber of cartridges
The school shooting that killed 17 people inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida will be reenacted Friday with live gunfire in attempts to settle a civil lawsuit against the school's resource officer, who said he did no enter the building to help stop the shooting because he couldn't tell from where the shots were coming.
The reenactment will retrace the steps of the man who opened fire inside the school, and the families of the victims who brought the suit hope to prove former sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson could hear the shots "and knew where they were coming from,” CNN reported.
The reenactors will use the same model of semiautomatic rifle and caliber of cartridges and the bullets will be fired into a ballistic trap. Nine congressmen and families of the victims will tour the school this morning ahead of the reenactment, the second time a lawsuit has brought a tour to Marjory Stoneman Douglas: jurors in the death penalty trial of gunman Nikolas Cruz, 19, also visited the site—he was sentenced to life without parole last year.
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