Teachers return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Posted at 4:37 PM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 17:14:41-05

This was an emotional day for teachers at Stoneman Douglas as they returned for the first time since the shooting.

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Jeff Foster is an AP Government teacher.

He traveled to Tallahassee this week with his students. He briefly returned to his classroom Friday.

"It was eerie and frankly I didn't touch anything," said Foster.

About 85 percent of staff returned to the school.

Foster shared his thoughts on former school resource officer Scot Peterson.

"Angry, enraged. I mean, yeah those were the right words," said Foster. "Peterson was on our minds and I feel for him, but I also know he didn't do his job so I feel for families that might have had less tragedy if he would have done his job."

More issues have been at the forefront, like arming teachers.

"There's gotta be a better way I mean can we get more police officers at the school," said Foster.

As that discussion and other debates continue, Jeff and others prepare to return to the classroom.

"Love doing what I do. I can't wait for us to be able to go back and have a normal day at school, whatever normal is for Douglas."

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