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Parkland high school gives therapy dogs their own page in the school yearbook

Parkland high school therapy dogs in yearbook
Posted at 7:19 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 19:19:27-04

Since a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas and killed 17 students and staff members in 2018, the school has had a crew of therapy dogs on campus for the students.

The dogs have been in the school to help students and teachers as they cope with the shooting, the suicides of two Parkland teens and other traumatizing incidents that have occurred at the school. Since the dogs are such a major part of the school, a teacher at the school had the idea to include the therapy dogs in the school’s yearbook, according to an article by Buzzfeed News.

The dogs are featured on the page following the school’s underclassmen, with their names listed just like the students and staff, according to the article.

The dogs wore bow ties, hair bows and all seemed to have a grin on their furry faces.

The theme of the yearbook is "It All Depends," which aims to highlight perspective, growth, and how the school and community have transformed since the massacre, the article said.

The students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas try everyday to grow from the tragic shooting, while still honoring those they lost in it. If nothing else, opening the yearbook to see therapy dogs wearing bow ties is bound to put a smile on the students' faces.