After shooting, Florida to station police officer at every school


Less than three months later, police say, Cruz walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and gunned down 17 students and faculty members.

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

On February 14, Nikolas Cruz stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and murdered 17 people in a shocking daytime attack.

Speaking at a news conference in the state capital Tallahassee, Republican Governor Rick Scott unveiled a $450 million security plan in response to the Valentine's Day rampage.

"There is nothing more important than the safety of our children".

But the Parkland kids are still in front of us, and still talking. Why?

Scott said he would work with state lawmakers during the next two weeks to raise the minimum age for buying any kind of gun in Florida to 21 years old, with some exceptions for younger military members and law enforcement officers.

About 57 per cent of public schools in the 2015/2016 school year had security staff on campus at least once a week and almost 43 per cent were patrolled by armed law enforcement officers, according to federal data.

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School security experts say the best defence against a school shooting are preventive measures meant to identify troubled students and intervene before they turn violent, not putting guns in the hands of teachers.

As she left, she placed her hands on the shoulders of two of the young men and said, "Boys, I am so proud of you". "That is not the answer".

"I want to make it virtually impossible to make for anyone who has mental issues to use a gun".

Bank of America did not detail any concrete actions it plans to take, but the announcement is the latest sign that businesses are increasingly willing to put pressure on the gun industry.

What's happening here has been mirroring a trend across the country, said Amanda Klinger, co-founder of Educator's School Safety Network, a national organization. "So when they see something on the Internet they think, 'eh, whatever.' No one ever thinks it will happen to you".

"The FBI didn't do their job, but it's hard to do anything about that", he said.

Trump conceded that his proposal to arm teachers was controversial, but emphasized that teachers would be well-trained.

"I am totally against arming teachers", Broward schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said.

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Mr Trump has said he supports raising the age at which a person can buy a gun from 18 to 21 and insists the NRA would back such a proposal.

"Out in the firearms community there is a great feeling of betrayal and abandonment, because of the support he was given in his campaign for president", Tony Fabian, president of the Colorado Sports Shooting Association, said last Friday.

Trump also criticized by name the sheriff's deputy who allegedly failed to take action against Cruz during the shooting spree, saying he had been a "coward". Peterson was suspended without pay, after which he resigned. Former Stoneman Douglas student Lucas Macaluso told the Herald he believed Peterson had made a "huge mistake", but that his role in the school had mostly been breaking up lunchroom fights - not confronting active shooters.

Corcoran, R-Land OLakes, said the House gun legislation package will include the creation of a panel that would have subpoena power.

"I know there are some who are advocating a mass takeaway of Second Amendment rights for all Americans".

"Thank you Gov. Scott and state legislative leaders for proposing a gun and school safety package that incorporates almost all the ideas (Broward Sheriff's Office) and other sheriffs suggested".

The earliest call dates from November 2008 when Cruz, then nine years old, threw a rock at another boy who had thrown a rock at him.

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