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Orlando nightclub Pulse, which was the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, says that it will not be reopening as a memorial to the 49 people shot and killed there on June 12.
Despite local reports
, the club blames that "inadvertent" social media posts containing false information were sent out over the weekend because of a miscommunication with their social media team.
“OOPS! Looks like we got the media’s pulse racing with an inadvertent Instagram posting that incorrectly stated the Pulse Nightclub was reopening as a memorial,” said club media contact Sara Brady in a statement to Reuters
The statement went on to say that the club remains closed and plans to hopefully one day open a memorial at the site.
The inadvertent post was sent from a new account set up for the OnePulse Foundation on Sunday, July 29, about one week after it was revealed that paperwork regarding a memorial was filed
with the state. The owners say the foundation's purpose include "conceiving, funding and aiding in the construction of a permanent memorial on the existing Pulse site."
OnePulse Foundation's mission also includes "providing immediate financial assistance to victims affected by the attack."
In a statement on its website, OnePulse Foundation says the not-for-profit will "contribute to the creation of a permanent memorial at the existing site of Pulse nightclub, providing a sanctuary of hope dedicated to the lives affected and taken by the tragedy in Orlando."