MSD principal readies students for first day back after shooting

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas Principal Ty Thompson tweeted encouragement for the 3,000 students who will return to school Wednesday morning.

His tweet reminded students the focus, for now, is on healing, not academics. 

"Principal Thompson tweeted, "Looking forward to tomorrow Eagles! Remember our focus is on emotional readiness and comfort not curriculum: so there is no need for backpacks. Come ready to start the healing process and #RECLAIMTHENEST"

Students at Stoneman Douglas will have a modified schedule the rest of this week, with half days ending at 11:40 a.m. 

The building where the shooting happened, the Freshman Building, was sealed off and no students will be allowed inside.

It's been two weeks since confessed gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire on his former classmates.

He had been expelled from the school and numerous reports were made to law enforcement from people concerned he might carry out a school shooting.

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