School will get second principal to help massacre recovery

June 6, 2018 GMT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — In the wake of a school shooting that killed 17, a Florida high school will now have two principals.

The principal from another high school in the district will join Marjory Stoneman Douglas High’s Principal Ty Thompson this fall. Thompson and Teresa Hall will serve as co-principals balancing recovery efforts with day-to-day operations.

The Broward Principals and Assistants Association says Thompson will oversee the recovery efforts to make sure the 3,200 students and their teachers are getting the help they need. He asked the district to appoint a co-principal to help with the job’s other duties.

Hall has been the principal at West Broward High, a 2,300-student school.

If the school board approves Hall on Tuesday, the Sun Sentinel reports she’ll start at the Parkland school on July 1.