The father of a Parkland, Florida, high school shooting victim who visited the new site five years after the tragedy, which ki!!ed 17, said he was unprepared for what he saw at the crime scene, which had “blood everywhere.”
On Friday, Alex Schachter’s father, Max Schachter, told CNN’s Abby Phillip, “I wanted to go in Alex’s classroom.” I wanted to sit in the chair where Alex drew his final breath and was murd*red, and it was incredible.”
According to CNN, at their request, some families and surviving victims are being given private, individual visits inside the 1200 building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
On Valentine’s Day in 2018, the school was the site of the bloodiest high school shooting in US history, ki!!ing 14 students and three faculty members and injuring 17 more.
The three-story structure has been protected pending two prosecutions related to the sh00ting, which sparked student-led protests against America’s ongoing school sh00ting epidemic.
While Schachter “knew everything that happened,” as a member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, he was taken aback by the school’s state.
“If you’ve done a lot of coverage on the Ukraine war … that’s what it looked like in the school,” he explained. “It looked like a war zone where a mass murderer had hunted down and killed children and staff, and it was grotesque. There was blood everywhere. I was just not prepared for that.”
Linda Beigel Schulman, the mother of geography teacher Scott Beigel, who was murd*red in the incident, told CNN on Friday that she was heartbroken.
“I walked into the school, and it was exactly like they say, everything was left the way it was on that day,” Beigel Schulman recalled. “Even though I had seen the video of what happened on February 14, 2018, walking in was just devastating.”
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Beigel Schulman claimed to have seen bullet holes in the classrooms.
“We moved slowly. We went around the first, second, and third floors, which was very significant to me because I wanted to see where my kid breathed his final breath.
“And I wanted to understand what I had seen on that video, where the shooter was walking up those steps and five feet away from Scott, sh00ting him six times within three seconds from five feet away,” she explained.
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She claimed she could see where Scott and the shooter were standing.
“I could finally understand where Scott was standing, how he was holding the door, how he got shot, and then walk into the classroom and see where his blood was on the floor,” she explained.
Beigel Schulman recalled entering Scott’s class and finding Valentine’s Day sweets on the desks.
She could see “all the papers where Valentine’s Day was mentioned.” “There were Valentine’s on the floor, candy on the desks,” she said, adding that she saw a paper that one of Scott’s kids had brought in.
“And this is one of the students who had written letters to us right after the murder,” she explained. “Just putting the face, letter, and everything together was really quite devastating.”
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