Emotions High as Students Return to Douglas High School

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Darryl Forges
A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School receives a hug of support from a Broward Sheriff's Office deputy as the students returned to school two weeks after Florida's deadliest school shooting.
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Ari Odzer
Students gather at the front of the school, holding a sign expressing support and prayers for the families and victims of the shooting. Students and teachers will be on a modified schedule for the remainder of the week, in class from 7:40 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. before returning to a full schedule on Monday.
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Ari Odzer
The walkway leading onto the campus remains lined with flowers and photographs, memorials to the students and teachers killed in a Valentine's Day massacre.
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Ari Odzer
Support services will be available throughout the week for students, staff and even parents who need help in dealing with the return to school and the events that surrounded the school’s closure.
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Darryl Forges
Horses and animals from a farm that helps kids with special needs was in place to greet the Stoneman Douglas students on their first day back.
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Dogs and puppies are also among the support animals that were to greet the Stoneman Douglas students on their first day back.
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A crossing guard hugs a student on the first day back.
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There was a massive police presence at the school as students returned to class.
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A photographer documents the crowd in front of the school during the somber moment.
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One sign outside the school read, "We love you, MSD Strong forever."
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A police officer overlooks the scene at Stoneman Douglas by his motorcycle.
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Teachers and staff spent Monday and Tuesday prepping for the return, while students and parents were on campus on Sunday for an orientation.
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The Douglas students return to school after a whirlwind of political activism that has reignited the nation's gun and school-safety debate.
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Andy Pollack, the father of shooting victim Meadow Pollack wears a shirt honoring his daughter that reflects the popular hashtag #MeadowStrong.
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A mixture of flowers, balloons and posters pay homage to the lives lost during the shooting.
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A message stating "We stand together with Stoneman Douglas" hangs on a fence by the school.
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Students leave class at Stoneman Douglas, some holding teddy bears and talking as their first day back comes to a close.
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