Drive started to create hallway banners at Stoneman Douglas for student return

PARKLAND, Fla. – Individuals and businesses are being asked to donate to a movement to line the hallways and fences of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with supportive banners and signs when students return to class next week.

Douglas principal Ty Thompson supports the movement being led by Ricci Nelson, a mother who currently has two students enrolled at the school.

Organizers are asking businesses, churches, synagogues, schools and any other groups to donate signs and banners to the effort, preferably laminated.

Students are scheduled to return to class on a modified schedule on Feb. 27.

"Going in there and seeing the banners will make us know we are backed by the community and backed by everyone," student Kamden Hanafi said.

Anyone looking to contribute a banner or sign is asked to contact Nelson via email at

Below is a list of banner drop-off locations. Banners will be accepted through Monday.

  • Parkland Library -- there will be a collection box. 
  • Watercrest Community Center in Parkland -- Donations will be collected between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Please ask for Nadia.
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School