17 killed in mass shooting at Florida high school

17 killed in mass shooting at Florida high school

17 killed in mass shooting at Florida high school

The FBI says a person close to Cruz contacted the agency's tipline on January 5 to report concerns about "Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting", according to a statement.

Cruz is charged in connection with 17 deaths following a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Wednesday. But Trump was scheduled to leave Friday afternoon for West Palm Beach, which is less than 40 miles away.

"I want you to know that you are never alone and you never will be", Trump said.

But according to Szuplat, "there is really only one person who can channel that grief and speak to that grief, and there is only one person who can truly speak for the nation".

A published court document describes the teenager's account, as given to police, of how he carried out the atrocity at the Marjory Douglas High School in Parkland, on the edge of the Everglades.

In Florida, parents and a notable number of students are demanding action in addition to the usual offers of "thoughts and prayers".

The FBI was warned last month that Nikolas Cruz had a "desire to kill people" and was at risk of committing a school shooting, but the agency failed to follow up on the tip.

Alyssa's mother, Lori Alhadeff, told CNN that doing nothing in the wake of the massacre is not an option.

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"Im going to be a professional school shooter", the commenter wrote. "Not later, now. And don't you dare let them say it's too soon to be talking about it".

"You see old pictures of when you were in high school and it's nice, but then it's also, 'Were we that young when we were in high school?' And then you think those kids are that age.it really hits you pretty hard". We need security now for all these children. Florida's Republican politicians have ensured that the State has lax gun control measures. He did promise to tackle school safety and "the hard issue of mental health". "No guns under 21", read one sign.

He ventured back to his former high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, in Parkland, Florida, and shot and killed 17 people.

Some gun control proponents and legal experts said Wednesday's shooting might have been averted if Florida were among the handful of U.S. states with laws allowing police and family members to obtain restraining orders barring people suspected of being a threat from possessing guns.

Ben Bennight, a Gulfport bail bondsman who goes by "Ben the Bondsman" on YouTube, said in a video posted Wednesday night that he spoke to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in September about a comment left on one of his videos by someone with the username "nikolas cruz". But neither the Sheriff's Office in Tallahassee nor the Southern Poverty Law Center could confirm any link between Cruz and the militia.

Trump's silence on guns on Thursday was noted with displeasure by many who are seeking tougher firearm restrictions.

"We have spoken with the victims and families and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this disgusting tragedy", he said. At one point, people began chanting, "No more guns!"

During his brief, televised statement, Trump said he wanted to work to "create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life", a phrase likely to resonate with his conservative base.

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