Alana Koer, 41, of Parkland, Fla., shows text messages she received from her son the day before, during a community vigil at Pine Trails Park, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla., for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Koer’s son Kai Koer, 17, survived the attack by Nikolas Cruz, a former student who was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. Brynn Anderson | AP
Let’s get rid of all the rules that prevent students in school from having their smartphones with them at all times.
In the current reality, they’re a lifeline. That much seems obvious after the school shooting in Florida.
The story of the shooting can be told in the text messages between student Sam Zeif, and his little brother, Matthew.
The messages were about the same between Kaitlin Carbocci and her sister, the Boston Globe says.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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