Florida governor signs 'school safety' gun bill into law

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"There's shots at Stoneman Douglas", he whispered to operators.

The released audio is a selection of the more than 70 calls received by the sheriff's regional communications 911 operators on February 14, when a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school around 2:20 p.m., opened fire, and killed 17 students and faculty. "His message of unity inspires us all!"

Dispatcher: "I don't want you to call her, you understand?. Thank you so very much, sir".

When a shooting erupted at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the first thing some students did was contact their parents.

It is possible that he was a dispatcher for Coral Springs Police Department, which responded to the scene, but that is not made clear in the recording.

Mathews said Robinson may have entered the building through a side door that was propped open. He later retired rather than accept a suspension. (EPA/AAP) Seventeen people were killed in the massacre.

Under Florida's court procedures, the decision has the effect of a not guilty plea, but it may help insulate Mr. Cruz and his defense lawyers from perceptions that they are contesting his culpability in crimes to which he has confessed. Prosecutors could seek the death penalty if Cruz is convicted of first-degree murder.

Officials from several other school districts including Howland, Poland, and Boardman say walking out at an announced day and time violates their safety protocol.

He faces a maximum sentence of either execution or life in prison without parole if convicted.

In one of the calls, a mother can be heard urging her child to play dead as she relays updates to a 911 operator.

The 911 dispatcher soon instructs the man to tell the girls to remain silent and turn off their cellphone ringers in case the shooter is nearby.

"I know in Texas they are threatening to suspend students for three days if they left the school for any time for any demonstrations or anything", said Grassfield High School Junior Jillian Grant. Instead, he wanted lawmakers to adopt his own $500 million proposal to put at least one law enforcement officer in every school.

The legislation is a sweeping gun and school-safety bill that would make many changes to Florida's gun laws. It also creates a so-called guardian program enabling some teachers and other school employees to carry guns.

Peterson is seen on video surveillance at 2:23 p.m. on the outside of the building. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, one for each of the people he confessed to murdering. "The police are escorting the students out of the classroom". James Snead and the couple's attorney, Jim Lewis, wore silver "17" pins to honor the victims of the shooting. The Legislature approved the measure this week.

Trump spoke Thursday at a Cabinet meeting.

"The Leon Classroom Teachers Association does not want anyone in the schools with a weapon who is not a sworn law enforcement officer", said Scott Mazur, LCTA President.

Scott said he doesn't support a number of items in the bill, including arming teachers.

The governor, who met with victims' families in Tallahassee before his announcement, expressed reservations about the provisions to arm personnel. "Someone is shooting up the school at Stoneman Douglas", the voice said. Pollack said other family members are also being asked to travel to the state Capitol.

The bill narrowly passed the House and Senate, and falls short of what he wanted and what survivors of the massacre demanded. The bill would also improve mental health services.

Scott has refused so far to say if he'll sign the bill.

John Tupps, a spokesman for Scott, says the governor is "thoroughly reviewing" the bill.