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Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 06:05 GMT

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida have focused their anger at Donald Trump, saying that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

Instead of going to classes, she urged her fellow students to stage protests on the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine high school in Colorado in which 15 people died, including the two killers. Florida politicians, meanwhile, scrambled to produce legislation in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.

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Source: Fox News

Florida school shooting survivors plan march demanding end to gun violence

Today 07:00 GMT

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students who lived through last week’s deadly shooting at their Florida school called for more discussion on gun control and announced on Sunday a nationwide march planned for next month.

Cameron Kasky, David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin spoke to “Fox News Sunday” about the need for more discussion on gun control after 17 people were killed in Wednesday’s deadly shooting. “Please stop allowing us to be gunned down in our hallways,” Gonzalez, a high school senior, told "Fox News Sunday."

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Source: Fox News

Junior ROTC leader shocked that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was his cadet

Today 06:04 GMT

Although some students said they weren’t surprised by the alleged gunman of last week’s Florida shooting massacre, Jack Ciaramello was.

Ciaramello, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior, said he found Cruz a bit odd but didn’t consider his cadet dangerous. In the days since, reports of Cruz’s violent, threatening behavior have flooded mainstream and social media.

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Source: BBC

Florida survivors to march on Washington

Today 07:00 GMT

Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control.

The US news network CNN has invited Florida lawmakers and the president to attend a town hall event with survivors of the attack on Wednesday. Mr Trump - who on Friday met survivors of the attack - has also blamed the shooter's mental health and the FBI's failings.

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Source: ABC News

Trump needs to 'talk to these kids' who survived Florida gun massacre: Democrat

Today 07:00 GMT

A Democratic congressman who represents the Florida district where a school shooting last week killed 17 students and teachers said President Donald Trump needs to "talk to these kids and their families." Rep. Ted Deutch told ABC News' "This Week" Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz that the reform of gun laws that some survivors of the Feb. 14 shooting are demanding could happen if the president meets directly with teens at the Parkland high school who survived the rampage.

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Source: Fox News

Rush to Trump: Don't Claim Victory Just Yet In Mueller Probe

Today 07:01 GMT

Rush: We Need Concealed-Carry in Schools; 'Bashing the NRA Isn't Going to Do It'. NJ GOP Candidate: FL Shooting Should Bring Call to 'Return Prayer to the Classroom'. EIB Network radio host Rush Limbaugh warned President Trump not to take a victory lap just yet, after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein made public statements about new indictments in the Mueller probe into Russian collusion.

.@rushlimbaugh on @realDonaldTrump's claim Russia probe is a “hoax”: The danger for the president would be for him to totally embrace this and say he’s vindicated and validate the investigation…the investigation is all about setting up Donald Trump, he is the target.

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Source: New York Times

Family Who Took Florida Suspect In: ‘We Just Didn’t Know’

Today 07:01 GMT

Mr. Snead said he and his wife let Mr. Cruz, the suspect in the rampage, stay in their Broward County home after the youngest of their three sons, who knew Mr. Cruz from Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Fla., asked if he could live with them.

The Sneads began speaking publicly about their relationship with Mr. Cruz on Saturday, in an interview with The Sun Sentinel of South Florida. “It’s a very selfish thing he did — aside from the families he hurt, he hurt the family that tried to help him and give him a chance.”

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Source: Washington Post

Funeral after funeral, an emotional marathon for survivors of the Parkland school shooting

Today 06:05 GMT

Under vacation-blue Florida skies, the young mourners have emerged from family SUVs and minivans at funeral after funeral, high school girls in black dresses and heels and teen boys in black shirts and pants.

“This is physically and emotionally the kind of marathon I never want anyone else to have to run,” said Ken Cutler, a city commissioner, following one of the funerals Sunday for victims of last week’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Source: NBC News

Mental health agency examined Cruz in 2016, didn't hospitalize him

Today 07:01 GMT

A 2016 mental health report said that crisis workers from a South Florida mental health facility were called to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to hold alleged Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz for a psychiatric evaluation, but ultimately decided against hospitalizing him.

Henderson Behavioral Health was called under the Baker Act to temporarily commit Cruz for an involuntary psychiatric exam in November 2016, but its health professionals chose not to do so after visiting with him at the school, according to a 2016 Florida Department of Children and Families investigative report obtained by NBC News.

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Source: Fox News

The desperate cry of America's boys

Today 07:01 GMT

In response to this week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a man named Michael Ian Black, whom I’ve never heard of but who’s apparently an actor and comedian, invited a “conversation” on Twitter that began with the following statement: “Deeper even than the gun problem is this: boys are broken.”

Indeed, there is a direct correlation between boys who grow up with absent fathers and boys who drop out of school, who drink, who do drugs, who become delinquent and who wind up in prison.

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Source: Common Domain

American schools rethink building design to protect students from mass shooters

Today 07:00 GMT

The mass shooting at a South Florida high school has revived conversations around how to make schools safer for students and teachers alike.

In at least one classroom, the door’s lock allegedly didn’t keep students safe as Cruz managed to break through the door’s glass and shoot into the classroom, striking at least two students. Amid many school shootings over the past couple of decades, school districts are exploring new ways to make school building designs safer for students and teachers.

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Source: Washington Post

School boards increasingly embrace the ABCs of social activism

Today 03:19 GMT

Thomas Alsbury, a professor at Northwest University in Washington state, said that of the nation’s roughly 13,500 school districts, about 250 are larger, urban school systems where officials have increasingly issued declarations on social issues.

“We are reminded,” the school board wrote, “about the importance of not measuring individuals or groups of people by their color, gender, religion, disability or nationality but instead by the content of their character.”

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Source: Washington Post

In first forum, Democrats vying to face Comstock talk guns, how to win

Today 03:19 GMT

Seven of the Democrats running to unseat Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) agreed on nearly every issue lobbed at them Saturday in the first major forum of the primary, except one: how to beat the congresswoman.

Harnessing the enthusiasm that fueled Gov. Ralph Northam’s nine-point win and nearly flipped the balance of power in the House of Delegates in 2017, is the challenge facing Democrats vying for the party nomination.

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Source: CBS News

Gun control rally held Fort Lauderdale in wake of deadly school shooting

Sunday 23:40 GMT

A gun control rally was held in Fort Lauderdale in the wake of the school shooting that left 17 people dead and 15 others injured this week.

Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, joined other elected officials and gun control advocates Saturday afternoon to call for common sense gun laws and firearm safety legislation. Students from the high school where the massacre took place spoke passionately during Saturday's rally in front of the federal courthouse, pleading with lawmakers to change the nation's gun laws.

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Source: Washington Post

Florida social services investigated alleged school shooter Nikolas Cruz before rampage, knew he wanted to buy gun

Sunday 23:40 GMT

Florida’s state social services agency investigated Nikolas Cruz’s home life more than a year before police say he killed 17 people at his former high school, closing the inquiry after determining that his “final level of risk is low,” despite learning that the teenager had behavioral struggles and was planning to buy a gun, according to an investigative report.

The state social services probe was the latest in a series of revelations about how Cruz’s pattern of worrisome — and sometimes violent — behavior had prompted concerns and had come to the attention of authorities in the past few years, including school officials, state social services officials and federal law enforcement authorities.


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