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A makeshift memorial is seen outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, in Parkland, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Stoneman Douglas High students have first full day of school since shooting

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By KARA DUFFY, WPEC

PARKLAND, Fla. (WPEC) - On Wednesday, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned for their first full day of class since 17 people were killed on Valentine’s Day.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke briefly after visiting with students and teachers.

Last Wednesday, more than a week after the horrific mass shooting, students returned to school but attended classes on a modified, half-day schedule.

This week, there will continue to be a heavy police presence at the school as students struggle to find a new sense of normalcy in the wake of the tragedy.

Students will be dismissed Wednesday at 2:40 p.m.

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