US In the wave of walkouts, a quote from Marjory Stoneman Douglas herself becomes a rallying cry

18:59  14 march  2018
18:59  14 march  2018 Source:   CNN

Authorities: Brother of shooting suspect arrested at school

  Authorities: Brother of shooting suspect arrested at school Authorities say the brother of the teen charged with killing 17 people at a Florida school has been arrested for trespassing at the same school.A Broward Sheriff's Office report says 18-year-old Zachary Cruz was arrested Monday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and charged with trespassing.The report says the teen was found riding his skateboard at the school though he had received prior warnings from school officials to stay away from the campus. The report adds that Zachary Cruz told the arresting deputy that he was there to "reflect on the school shooting and to soak it in.

"Be a nuisance when it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, & disappointed at failure & the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption & bad politics — but never give up."

That is a quote from Marjory Stoneman Douglas; an environmentalist, journalist and activist whose name is now forever linked to the school shooting that rocked Parkland, Florida last month.

Her own words are being echoed at walk outs, rallies and other moments of activism around the country, a month after 17 peopl were killed in a school shooting at a high school bearing her name.

Robert Runcie, Broward County's school superintendent, echoed the quote on Twitter. According to another tweet, a banner bearing Douglas' words hangs near MSD high school.

  In the wave of walkouts, a quote from Marjory Stoneman Douglas herself becomes a rallying cry © Kevin Fleming/Corbis via Getty Images Marjory Stoneman Douglas was an important figure in Florida's history, and is most noted for her work in championing the Everglades, the vast 1.5 million acre area of wetlands that is the defining environmental feature of South Florida. She was hugely politically active, and in 1993 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the country.

READ MORE:The latest news from Wednesday's walkouts

Police want to use Baker Act on brother of Parkland shooter to block him from owning a gun .
One month after Nikolas Cruz walked into a Parkland high school and murdered 17 people with an AR-15-style rifle, police are using a new Florida law passed in the wake of the attack to try and strip the shooter's younger brother from owning a gun. The Broward Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday evening that deputies have petitioned the courts for a risk protection order to keep Zachary Cruz, 18, from possessing a firearm. Deputies are doing so under a new "Red Flag" law passed into law this month in order to prevent shootings like the one Nikolas Cruz unleashed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14.

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