The shooting, one of almost 20 at a school since the start of the year, will once again throw the spotlight on the epidemic of gun violence in the United States, where there are 33,000 gun-related deaths annually.
School leaders say these scenes have prompted students to demand something be done.
Although Hogg is so young, just witnessed such a traumatic event, and had two of his sister’s friend die from the gunfire, he sounds more rational than our Republican officials. And she’s fighting back.
Chris Hixon, the athletic director for Stoneman Douglas, has been reported dead, according to Lehtio. And we hurt for the entire community of Parkland, Florida that is now in shock, in pain, and searching for answers.
On Thursday, the Beauty and the Beast actor wrote on Twitter that a family friend’s son had died after being shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Then he bared his own sick soul and gunned down 17 classmates and teachers. “This is how you f– respond?” His cousin Grant Cox posted on Facebook in part, “Tears will never show you how much I loved Luke”.
President Donald Trump faced a furious backlash from leading celebrities after tweeting his “prayers and condolences” to the victims and their families.
Aaron Feis – Aaron was an assistant football coach, who died shielding students from bullets during the shooting.
Maybe they should have heard Olivia Prochilo explain how grateful she was to reach the Walmart parking lot and see the SWAT team vehicles screeching to halt.
In the wake of this tragedy, the conversation has turned to gun control and limiting access of people with mental health issues to firearms.
Other teachers also aided in bringing the students to safety.
“We can not let this pass without making something happen that hopefully, and it’s my goal that this will never happen again in my state”, Scott later said on CNN’s “The Situation Room”. He was an incredible person and I am alive today because of him.
Kelsey Friend, one of Beigel’s students, told CNN in an emotional interview he was shot outside the classroom door and he saved her life.
“The school immediately went on lockdown but is now dismissing students”. Authorities offered no immediate details about a possible motive, except to say that Cruz had been kicked out of the high school, which has about 3,000 students. Since many students have smartphones, they could share images and thoughts from their perspective as the attack was happening – in addition to calling emergency services.
As Cruz sat in Broward County Jail without bond on Thursday, charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and awaiting his first court appearance, the family continued cooperating with police, the attorney said.
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