Florida Sheriff Investigating if Deputies Remained Outside School During Shooting

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A week after one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern USA history, Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced a comprehensive plan to keep students safe in his state, including suggestions to raise the minimum age to buy a gun, keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill and ban the sale of bump stocks.

President Donald Trump said repeatedly Friday that he favored arming teachers to protect students, an idea many educators rejected out of hand. Instead, he called for.

Asked what the deputy should have done, Mr Israel said he should have "went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer".

But Scott said he would be working with state legislators to change that. The attacker, identified as former student Nikolas Cruz, killed 17 students and wounded several others when he opened fire with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.

During the meeting, Trump said he supports arming staff in schools.

Those of us who have travelled the curious emotional spectrum from disgust to outrage to cynicism to jadedness to indifference to oblivion - where tragedies have become business as usual - are all part of the collateral damage of mass shooters and the wilfully obstructionist lawmakers and lobbyists upon whom these crazed loners rely to access weapons. Spitzer said the reaction was likely a reaction to the student mobilization that followed the Florida shooting, but he said it was too soon tell how significantly it will sway the country's wider gun debate. The focus for us now, however, must be on healing - for ourselves, our families, our community and those residents surrounding us.

Scott said the plan will address strengthening gun laws to keep "guns away from unsafe and violent people". The FBI failed to aggressively investigate Cruz's social media warnings that he meant to become a "professional school shooter".

Scott also called for a mandatory law enforcement officer in every public school and for mandatory "active shooter training" for students and faculty.

Other companies, including Wyndham Hotels and Best Western hotels, have let social media users know they are no longer affiliated with the NRA, though they did not make clear when the partnerships ended.

"Our new normal has yet to be defined, but we want to get back to it", geography teacher Ernest Rospierski said.

"Good morning! Love you guys", Reed told a auto full of teachers. "Enough is enough. We need to get these assault rifles off our streets and expand criminal background checks for anyone acquiring a gun".

But as the nation recoils in horror at yet another school shooting and students from Stoneman Douglas cry out in anguish, some people opposed to any kind of gun restrictions have chose to go after the children, to dismiss them as frauds or as too young, too emotional or too easily manipulated to warrant attention. It's really disturbing that we had a law enforcement individual there specifically for this reason, and he did not engage.

Ms. Dingledy sent a message to parents following the shooting detailing the school's plan for responding to crisis situations, and that school resource officer Jillian Sedlier is on site for safety.

"Seeing students your age speaking about that, and they're crying, you suddenly have to put yourself in their shoes and think, that could be me", Mackenzie said.

The president has also called for the raising of the minimum age to purchase an assault-type weapon to 21, insisting that the NRA would support him despite their current opposition to such a move.

What may be different about the Parkland students is their nearly instantaneous mobilisation and the power of social media, where their passionate speeches have gone viral, experts said.