How youngsters at this school are honoring Stoneman Douglas survivors

Feb 23, 2018
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Children put flowers on a fence next to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Thursday, February 15, 2018, where 17 people were killed by gunfire Wednesday. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

When 3,000 students endure the heart-wrenching experience of returning to the school where 17 of their classmates and teachers were killed by gunfire, they’ll be welcomed by decorations made by The Conservatory School students.

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The K-8 school in North Palm Beach had a “Peace and Love Day” Friday, during which they made banners and sang songs dedicated to students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Teachers started returning to the school Friday, and students will resume classes on a modified schedule on Wednesday. Counselors and armed deputies will be on hand.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, confessed to the Feb. 14 shooting and is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. Fourteen of the 17 people Cruz fatally shot with a legally-purchased Ar-15 were students. He is being held without bond at the Broward County jail.