Parkland Shooting Survivors In Pittsburgh For The Weekend

Marjory Stoneman Douglas in a vigil at Tree of Life synagogue

Joe DeStio
April 05, 2019 - 2:57 pm

Joe DeStio


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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Survivors of the Tree of Life and Parkland, Florida shootings are meeting in Pittsburgh this weekend.

Students, teachers and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School spent the morning at Taylor Allderdice High School and then attended a service sponsored by the Jewish Community Center outside the Squirrel Hill synagogue.

Teacher Ivy Schamis spoke outside Tree of Life about the two students killed in her classroom.

“Nick Dworet was killed in my classroom and Helena Ramsay and I utter their names every day, multiple times a day because I just can’t still wrap my head around the fact that they were killed in the very classroom where they were learning how to combat hate.”

Shamus was teaching a class on the Holocaust at the time of the shooting.

Fred Guttenberg lost his 14-year-old daughter Jaime in the Parkland massacre.

“I can’t process it, I just want to defeat it, I want to defeat what would allow this to happen.”

The Parkland group has a series of events and volunteer efforts in Pittsburgh this weekend.

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