Students across US walk out of school in anti-gun violence demonstrations

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The sheriff said Superintendent Robert Runcie fully supports his decision. The president promised to be "very strong on background checks", adding that "we're going to do plenty of other things". "You will get it done". They told the 500 students and parents waiting for them that they were fighting to protect all students. "Is it really going to move the needle and make something happen?"

"The next death of someone with an assault rifle here in Florida is going to be on them", said student Sheryl Acquarola. The shooting is considered one of the deadliest shootings in recent history.

Sheriff Israel said Officer Scot Peterson was on campus, armed and in uniform when the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus in Parkland began.

In Washington, those affected by mass shootings shared stories of loss and heartbreak during a meeting with President Donald Trump. "We have so much gratitude for them today and the bravery they've shown". "It wouldn't be right", he said.

Hundreds of Boca students marched Wednesday for the 17 lives lost in the Parkland shooting.

A week after a mass shooting at a Broward County high school, survivors and gun-control advocates demanded Wednesday that state lawmakers enact tighter gun and school-safety laws as a rally drew one of the largest crowds at the Capitol since the 2000 election recount.

Students at another OH high school organized a walkout on Wednesday, joining high schoolers across the nation now calling for restrictions on the AR-15 assault rifle that Florida law enforcement authorities say was legally bought by the 19-year-old gunman.

Numerous protests were accompanied by chants of "Never again", which has been a rallying cry since the Florida shooting, and some called for action from lawmakers.

"Please listen to us".

King said that as the 50th anniversary of her father's assassination approaches, she hopes we can "look toward solutions as these young people are forcing us to have the conversations, bipartisan conversations".

Here are more dates that you need to know about as organizers continue to protest gun violence in America. "And, the fact that Douglas wasn't the first mass shooting, we also had Pulse Nightclub nearly two years ago, it's just like, we had two huge shootings in the state and they still have that poor response, and they don't want to regulate gun control, so I hope that they do".

When Florida's senate president Joe Negron heard the question, he did not directly answer, saying: "That's an issue that we're reviewing".

"We have to maybe take the bullets out of the gun as well as putting on the vest and we have to make it harder for the shooter to get the guns, from the liberal perspective, as well as potentially putting in metal detectors in the schools so we can honor the conservative perspective".