Tag: Florida High School Shooting

School Walkout to Be Biggest Anti-Gun Protest Since Parkland Shooting

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, students at schools across the U.S. and as far away as Australia and Germany walked out of class for 17 minutes to mark the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen people were killed in that shooting, and most of…

Gun Bill Passes Florida House, Heads To Gov. Rick Scott’s Desk

On Wednesday, the Florida House passed the state’s first gun restrictions in three decades, voting 67-50 after debating for nearly eight hours. Under the bill, which cleared the Senate 20-18 earlier this week, a person must be at least 21 years old to buy a gun, and wait three days before obtaining the weapon. The…

Trump: Armed Teachers Must Go on the ‘Offensive’ Against School Shooters

President Trump attempted to dismiss “fake news” reports that he wants to arm U.S. teachers to fight back against school shooters this morning—but then immediately went on to double-down on his claims that a well-armed team of teachers would deter school shooters. On Wednesday, Trump met survivors of the Florida shooting where 17 people died…

Florida School Shooting Survivors Announce ‘March For Our Lives’

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, on Sunday announced “March for Our Lives,” a demonstration for new gun control legislation scheduled for Saturday, March 24, in Washington, D.C., and cities around the country. “People are saying that it’s not time…

FBI Got Tip About School Shooter Nicolas Cruz, Failed To Investigate

The FBI on Friday admitted it failed to transmit a warning it received about Nikolas Cruz wishing to attack a school to its Miami field office. Cruz is accused of murdering 17 people at a south Florida high school on Wednesday. A “person close” to Cruz contacted the FBI’s tipline and “provided information about Cruz’s…

Nikolas Cruz Killed Killed 17 In Florida High School Shooting

A gunman police identified as an ex-student opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida on Wednesday, killing 17 people and wounding at least 16 others. Police arrested a suspect, and a federal official identified him as Nikolas Cruz, 19, who had been expelled for disciplinary reasons.…