A New York woman and a Florida man were arrested over the weekend for stealing teddy bears left at a makeshift memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Kara M. O’Neil, 37, of Fulton, NY, and Michael Shawn Kennedy, 40, were busted with the mementos Sunday night.
Broward County Commissioner Michael Udine called the whole thing “gross.”
“It’s sickening to me, especially in light of the fact that everybody has tried to treat every aspect of this with so much dignity and respect,” he told the Sun-Sentinel, adding it was “disgusting.”
The couple was charged with suspicion of removing or disfiguring a tomb or monument and held on $1000 bond.
It is unclear what they planned on doing with the items left to honor the dead.
In the days since the shootings, the Parkland memorial has grown from a makeshift site to a site where people from many walks of life have come to pay their respects.
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