City: Respect MSD Survivors, Don’t Use Personal Fireworks

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  • Coral Springs is asking residents not to set off fireworks out of respect for those affected from the MSD school shooting tragedy.

  • The city is holding a pre-planned fireworks event starting at 9 p.m. inside Mullins Park and has set up a text alert system.

As plenty of people across South Florida prepare to celebrate Independence Day, one Broward County city is asking residents not to set off fireworks out of respect for those affected from the school shooting tragedy earlier this year.

The Coral Springs Police Department posted a message on social media earlier this week encouraging those living in the city to think about those who survived the deadly scene inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, where 17 people were killed on February 14th.

“The violence they experienced is something many families in our community are still working through,” the message said in part. “Triggers – like loud bangs from fireworks – can bring back a flood of memories from an act of violence we all would like to forget.”

The city is holding a pre-planned fireworks event starting at 9 p.m. inside Mullins Park and has set up a text alert system that will send messages to those with PTSD and other noise related disorders alerting them in advance of the display’s start so they can prepare.

Residents can sign up by texting CSFIREWORKS to 888-777 for notifications.


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