National Year in Review: Parkland school shooting national tragedy

Pamela Tilton, right, comforts Che James-Riley, 18, as they light a candle at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Tilton, a swimming coach and swimmer James-Riley at Coral Lakes High School, competed against one of the victims. The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill more than a dozen people and injuring others at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and concealing extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released Thursday. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

A Black man emerged as a voice of calm and order following the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed and another 17 injured. Robert Runcie, the Broward County Public Schools superintendent, appeared on television giving updates on the crisis. The Council of Great City Schools later honored 

Runcie with the “Courage under Crisis” award. The school’s students made headlines by leading a historic march for gun control called a March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.