Moment of silence marks Parkland shooting anniversary

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PARKLAND, Fla. - Here's the latest on the anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (all times local):

10:17 a.m.

Thousands of students and adults across Florida are holding a moment of silence to honor the 17 people killed one year ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

More than 1,000 Florida schools were pausing all work at 10:17 a.m. to remember the 14 students and three staff members slain last Valentine's Day in the deadliest high school shooting in the nation's history.

The shooting actually began about 2:20 p.m. School officials picked a different time because Stoneman Douglas students are being dismissed early to avoid being on campus at the time of the shooting. The decision to hold it at 10:17 was made in honor of the 17 slain.

Students in Broward County, where the shooting happened, are participating in service projects and other activities.

8:45 a.m.

On the first anniversary of the massacre at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students arrived on campus wearing headphones and the burgundy #MSDStrong t-shirts that have become an emblem of the tragedy.

Outside the Parkland school, angel stakes for each of the 17 victims border the school's landscaped sign. Fourteen-year-old freshman Nathan Habte said he wanted to attend school Thursday to show support and participate in activities.

Classes were almost over last Valentine's Day when authorities say a 19-year-old former student arrived on campus and began shooting. The rampage left 14 students and three school staffers dead.

Jogger Kara Cannizzaro stopped Thursday morning to pray at the memorial outside the school. She says "every single person of the community has been affected by this."

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