Frozen in horror: Notes from inner the Parkland school massacre web site - CNN

Bullet holes additionally mark the walls of the Parkland, Florida, faculty the place Nikolas Cruz killed 14 students and three team of workers individuals.

A lock of dark hair continues to be on a floor greater than four years after the physique of a sufferer became taken away. Valentine's Day presents and playing cards are strewn about, as shards of glass crunched under of the toes of visitors.

These are the unsettling notes from a group of reporters allowed to enter the constructing after jurors achieved their walk-through to supply details to media retailers throughout the country, together with CNN.

FIRST flooring

We entered from the east stairwell simply as Cruz did. within the stairwell the place Cruz entered and assembled his gun, a stuffed white teddy endure lay dirtied on the flooring next to a bag with Valentine's Hearts on it, doubtless dropped by way of a fleeing scholar.

everywhere you walk throughout the building there are shards of damaged safeguard glass that crunch loudly as you stroll over them. they are especially loud and crunchy in the threshold of each and every door.

ROOM 1218

Brittany Sinitch's English classification: no person became killed or wounded right here, however this is where Cruz fired first his shots. Textbooks on the desks were open to a section discussing Mercutio. A Valentine's teddy bear became on a desk. A 2017 Stoneman Douglas football poster turned into on the wall -- photo of the team with the motto: faith household football. A red observe wishing a cheerful Valentine's Day sat on a desk subsequent to a worksheet belonging to pupil Sarah Louis. a clear plastic drink cup sat half-full on a desk, its contents now a gloomy brown sludge. On a desk a Valentine's Day card that reads "I don't identical to you, I in fact, definitely like you."

ROOM 1215

analyze corridor led with the aid of Spanish trainer Juletta Matlock: there's dried blood outside the door where Luke Hoyer, Martin Duque and Gina Montalto were killed. simply interior the door, some earphones with an extended cord lay on the flooring. The booklet "To Kill a Mockingbird" remains on a desk. On the wall is a poster titled "Let's Guac About It" with basic Spanish words: Padre, Madre, Abuelo, Abuela." On a different wall is a poster of usual Spanish phrases and colours.

ROOM 1213 -- Ronit Reoven's AP Psychology category:

On the a long way wall far from the door is a desk with a large pool of blood. here's the place Carmen Schentrup died from a bullet wound to the top. She and the babies hid behind the trainer's desk, which is within the southeast corner of the room. In entrance of the desk where Maddy Wilford lay wounded, the teacher's desk mobile lay on the floor. On the walls in the back of the desk are pictures of what appears to be the trainer's family unit and a eight X 10 drawing of President Trump with the asserting "we will win in everything we do." On the north wall is a bulletin board with about two dozen pockets dimension pictures of scholars. A lone white sneaker remains on the flooring.

HALLWAY - HIXON web page

Hixon, after he changed into shot dashing throughout the west door, took cowl in an alcove in entrance of the elevator about 20 ft from the door. Cruz shot him a 2nd time as he passed, but he remained alive and spent about 10 minutes attempting to arise, in response to video played in courtroom. there's a big bloodstain on the flooring and on the wall. A black rubber shoe, might be, a Croc, lay on the floor there.

Room 1214 -- "The Holocaust Room" - teacher Ivy Schamis' room

She taught Holocaust stories. this is where Nick Dworet and Helena Ramsay died.

On the whiteboard is the hashtag #TogetherWeRemember. There are also references to eyewitness accounts. On a desk are two yellowed sun Sentinel newspapers, there are bullet strike marks on desks, laptops nonetheless open, headphones, and a water bottle still on a desk. On the floor is a tossed 2017-2018 school year planner. Blood-stained markings the place Dworet and Ramsay died. Their blood coats a book known as "inform Them We bear in mind" via Susan Bachrach and "hearken to the Wind" through Greg Mortenson there is a Holocaust signal on a bulletin board with the phrases "we will never forget". One desk had a white plug and earbuds on properly. Indicating the quick means everything unfolded

The gaining knowledge of aim on the board "To be aware of the area and its environment."

Room 1216

no one classroom had as most of the murdered and wounded as Dara Hass' English classification. A blue folder with Alaina Petty's name nonetheless on the desk - correct at the back of that - between the teacher's desk and the wall is a huge bloodstain. Bullet holes within the partitions.

right subsequent to the bloodstain on the flooring where Alyssa Alhadeff and Alaina Petty died - is a handwritten paper about Malala Yousafzai - "the woman who desired to head to faculty" - the paper goes on to say "a bullet went straight to her head however no longer her mind" ending with "In conclusion, we the people may still have freedom for schooling."

(be aware: Malala is the Pakistani woman who changed into shot with the aid of the Taliban - she has fought to advocate for education access for women and women).

Essays written through the students stay on their desks, by no means to be recovered. "We go to college daily of the week and we take all of it as a right," one pupil wrote. "We cry and whinge with out realizing how fortunate we're to be in a position to study."

On cupboard doorways, a outdated assignment is on reveal. It indicates headstones with epitaphs written with the aid of the college students.

"R.I.P. right here lies fairly."

"R.I.P. right here lies funny."

"R.I.P. right here lies nice."

subsequent to a shoe on the ground is a pink Valentine's Day stuffed animal and balloons.

The pooling of blood appears aged, dark, caked, flaky.

Desks are lined in a thin layer of dirt, a landline cellphone lays upside on the ground.

At Alex Schachter's desk - a bloodstain on different aspect of silver bar that connects the plastic seat to the desk.


close west stairs - the place Hixon become shot - there's a discarded shoe.

2d floor - HALLWAY costs

Quote on hallway between rooms 1221 and 1229

"Dream as in case you'll reside always, reside as if you'll die nowadays." -James Dean

further down the hallway it reads:

"in no way reside in the past but all the time Lear form it." - anonymous

Room 1230

a big heart shaped container of Valentine's Day sweets on a desk.

On a different an open pen and pencil case.

Room 1232

Calculators nonetheless on desks, spiral notebooks still open to math field, college students had been engaged on algebra issues.

Room 1231

Clustered Desks

"classification of 2018" photos of scholars in casual settings (now not formal images).

THIRD floor

Room 1256, Scott Beigel's classroom:

entering the hallway from the east side stairs, the primary element you see is a pool of caked blood it is an awful lot smaller than others. here is the place Scott Beigel's body fell in front of classroom 1256. in contrast to different rooms, the window on his door is unbroken. Beigel died conserving the door open. His body blocked the door from closing. The little ones hiding in the front of his room had been inclined, however Cruz didn't decide to enter it.

Plastic world maps in regards to the measurement of a placemat on most desks. there have been three wall clocks mendacity face down via the door. On Beigel's desk had been worksheets evaluating Christianity and Islam. On the whiteboard, notes on the 2018 wintry weather Olympics medal-winners. A deflated Valentine's Day balloon lay on the ground.

Room 1255, Stacey Lippel's school room:

The door is pushed open -- like others to signify that Cruz shot into it -- and a "No Bully Zone" hangs on the interior. The artistic writing assignment for the day is written on the whiteboard: "how to write the ideal love letter."

The teacher's desk is to the left and you may imagine students huddled at the back of it. The desks are in disarray, some pushed on properly of each different from what changed into described in testimony as a mad rush again to get returned interior. Atop one desk is an enviable Valentine's Day spread -- a large present bag with tissues stuffed inner it, a container of round, silver-wrapped chocolates, and a coronary heart-fashioned container.

moving down the hallway, dry, cracked rose petals mixed with the glass shards lend a cinematic consider to the scene. there may be a huge pool of blood within the core of the third-ground hallway the place Anthony Borges turned into injured. an indication above the water fountains has a quote from star Wars' Yoda: "Do or do not. There is no try."

underneath the water fountains, three giant pools of dried blood mark the spots to the place authorities dragged the bodies of Cara Loughran, Meadow Pollack, and Joaquin Oliver. A faint path of blood traces the route of the girls' our bodies from the alcove the place their bodies fell after being shot. A pool of blood is observed within the alcove outside 1249 where Pollack and Loughran died. They remained there, injured, after the rest of the neighborhood that became huddled within the alcove with Ernie Rospierski fled down the hallway. Then Cruz back and shot them once more.

ROOM 1249, Ernie Rospierski

there is an unfinished chess game. a friend of Peter Yang testified they have been taking part in a game when the fireplace alarm went off.

Room 1250

Valentine's Day balloons, flower petals, stuffed white bear.

one of the vital most disturbing attractions is the alcove backyard the bathroom where Joaquin Oliver died. there's a huge pool of blood and holes from bullets that have been fired at him at shut range. There are blood drops leading into the alcove from the primary photographs where he become wounded. but most of the blood is from when Cruz caught as much as Oliver within the alcove and fired. We understand from the facts that Oliver turned into aware after he turned into hit. He could not run when the others fled. He heard Cruz coming. He heard the photographs into Pollack and Loughran. He knew he turned into next. We comprehend from testimony that he held his palms up to give protection to himself. Two bullets in the wall reveal how vain that attempt turned into. there may be a lock of darkish hair on the ground close where his body would had been. The nook of a heart-shaped paper Valentine's Day decoration (in all probability became a card) is collapsed, possibly was soaking we t with blood

moving down the corridor toward the west wall, bullets scraped towards the south partitions, an illustration that Cruz became aiming for the fleeing students and not just randomly firing ahead of him.

We see the corner in front of the stairwell where Peter Wang fell after being shot as he ran down the hallway. The wall is drawn into squares akin to search quadrants. it's stained with dark splotches of blood and yellow-greenish fabric that was described in testimony as mind rely. Pin-sized holes in the wall have circles drawn round them and are marked "fragment D" and "fragment F."

There are six bullet holes within the window above where Wang died. Cruz tried to blow the windows out to shoot the fleeing college students.

Jaime Guttenberg changed into struck outdoor the stairwell however fell inside. There is very little blood the place she fell. The bullet by no means left her physique.

in the instructor's lounge, a windowpane facing the 1300 constructing has 4 bullet holes. another windowpane next to it has an additional bullet hole. These miss out on the courtyard and a parking lot the place students have been fleeing.

A poster subsequent to a windowpane reads like so:

"ordinary or bothered?

note: be aware if you are seeing troubling signs in a student.

speak: speak with the pupil

Act: Share observations with school mental health group of workers

changing a lifestyles's course.

college Social Work 754-321-1618

family Counseling 754-321-1590

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