PARKLAND, FL- Majory Stoneman Douglas High School is on schedule to open its new classroom building late this summer. The southwest corner of the campus will be the location for the new building, which is currently under construction. The new, two-story structure will have the same square footage as the building it will be replacing.

The current, three-story building that will be replaced was the location of the tragic shooting two years ago. It currently sits empty and will be destroyed once the trial and sentencing for the shooting is complete. The building presently is still considered a crime scene by the State Attorney's office. 

The new edifice will feature a couple of unique and peaceful outdoor features that are still being determined. The overall look and feel will fit in with the rest of campus. The building will also include a number of new safety and security features.

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Stoneman Douglas Principal Michelle Kefford is looking forward to the new building, which is on schedule to be complete in time for the August opening of the 2020-2021 school year.

"We are so excited to watch as our new building continues to evolve," shared Kefford. "We look forward to the seeing the finished product and having a wonderful new space for learning and innovation at MSD."