Classes resume after Florida school shooting

Students are returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.
2:31 | 02/28/18

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Classes resume after Florida school shooting
It has been exactly two weeks since the shooting. The memorials outside Stoneman Douglas high have gotten a huge amount of support. As students return the principal making clear it's not about the curriculum but the healing process today. Just hours before classes resume here at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students from other area schools are gathering to pay tribute and wish them well. A big message they're not alone. Reporter: Students will pass through this growing memorial on their way in to school and administers are opening the outpouring might quell some fears. The principal tweeted out our focus is on emotional readiness and comfort not curriculum. Many may not be ready, they say. I don't think anyone is physically or mentally prepared to walk into those red Gates. Reporter: Senior Julian decosti whose best friend was killed isn't sure he'll ever go back. Not ready for it. No. Like say I do go back to the school and like sometimes I go to the bathroom -- I would be scared to go to the bathroom and just stay in class all day. It is customary we observe a moment of silence. Reporter: Making it clear they never want to see a mass 14509ing in a high school classroom again the county commissioners urged federal and state lawmakers toward a commonsense gun control policy requesting federal funds to demolish the building where the shooting happened and creating a memorial. We will not be allowed to be defined by this tragedy but our response to it. Reporter: Governor Rick Scott vowing to crack down on school security. This state will never be the same. Reporter: It includes increased police presence at all public schools along with metal detectors, bulletproof class, steel doors and upgraded locks. I asked the superintendent how he feels about arming teachers. How do you feel about arming teachers in I am opposed to it. Our teachers are here to teach. They have a very challenging job as it is. We don't need to give them another responsibility. I don't think the solution is introducing more guns in schools. Reporter: The superintendent has been firmly against arming teachers since day one. This morning he is also confirming reports that the shooter tried to fire through a third story window which would have made fleeing students possible targets. Thanks very much.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":53409055,"title":"Classes resume after Florida school shooting","duration":"2:31","description":"Students are returning to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people.","url":"/GMA/News/video/classes-resume-florida-school-shooting-53409055","section":"GMA","mediaType":"default"}