Commission begins probe into Florida high school massacre

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FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. A week after a shooter slaughtered more than a dozen people in the Florida high […]

A commission tasked with investigating government actions surrounding the Florida high school massacre and the state’s other mass shootings is set to hold its first meeting.

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission is to meet Tuesday to discuss its mission and how it will conduct its investigation. The 16 members are also to hear from the Broward Sheriff’s Office about its investigation into the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 dead and 17 wounded.

The members include law enforcement administrators, education officials, a state senator, a mental health counselor and the fathers of victims Alex Schacter, Meadow Pollack and Aliana Petty. The members were appointed by Gov. Rick Scott, state House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron.

The commission’s final report is due Jan. 1.

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