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Flower Mound high school helps fund Parkland yearbook after shooting

"Everyone's eyes are on them at this moment and this just increases the pressure for them to tell the story and tell the story well."

FLOWER MOUND—It's the last week of school for students at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, but contrary to tradition, journalism teacher Allison Miller is showing off a different school's yearbook -- one from over a thousand miles away.

On Valentine's Day of this year, 17 students were shot and killed during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"I looked up that school just out of curiosity, and they are a similar demographic. Almost the same number of kids," Miller said.

Miller knew she had to do something, so on the same day of the school shooting she opened up a GoFundMe page for the Stoneman Douglas journalism department, filled with students that would be tested in the days and weeks to come.

"Everyone's eyes are on [Stoneman Journalism] at this moment and this just increases the pressure for them to tell the story and tell the story well,” Miller said.

In the months that followed, the page raised nearly $50,000, all of which went to Stoneman Douglas High School to pay for their touching 400-page tribute.

"This is stupid that I'm crying. I can only imagine the things that they are feeling, and I can't read it... and I wasn't even there and I can't imagine,” Miller said.

No matter how horrible the school year, students here in Texas were able to help students in Florida compile the worst year of their young lives into a yearbook -- just like every other high school in the country.

"To be able to be a part of making their life easier was... [it] made [me[ very proud that we helped, " said Kendall Cooper, a junior at Marcus High School.