“After Parkland:” Commemorative film screens in Lexington


LEXINGTON, Ky.(WTVQ)-Friday is the two year anniversary of the Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Florida at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

People and Lexington were invited to see “After Parkland,” a documentary about the first few day following the shooting.

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The shooting launched a nationwide student movement and discussion about gun control and school safety.

UK professor James Southard says the documentary was an important film to see for educators.

Unfortunately, he says he was not surprised by what he saw in the film.

“I’m not seeing anything that I didn’t already know, which is the sad fact about these documentaries, everyone is well informed,” he says.

A professor at UK’s College of Fine Arts, Southard says the Parkland shooting makes him concerned for his student”s safety.

The screening was free and open to the public.