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Parkland shooting victim's mom gets 'compassion,' refund on air fare

Posted: 9:12 AM, May 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-02 15:33:57Z

MIAMI (AP) — The mother of a teacher killed in a mass shooting at his Florida high school says she received "compassion" in the form of a refund from the charter plane company she hired to fly her from New York that day.

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Linda Schulman's son Scott Beigel was among 17 killed Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Schulman, her husband and brother ended up chartering a one-way flight through Talon Air, Inc.

Local news media report Schulman was billed $36,000. She says she was willing to pay the $18,229.57 fare, but sought compassion on the $18,229 fare to return the plane to Farmingdale, New York.

In a Facebook post Tuesday she says owner Adam Katz offered to return the fare and make an $18,000 donation to her son's memorial fund.