Florida House votes down assault weapon ban

Emma Gonzalez

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High's school resource office was carrying a weapon when the shooting happened last week but did not discharge his firearm.

Cruz was arrested shortly after the shooting and is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. According to a 2017 performance review, he was considered a trusted officer who "values his position and takes pride in protecting the students, faculty, and staff at his school".

"And kids want metal detectors".

While some groups have worked to organize national demonstrations in the coming weeks, students say gatherings Wednesday were mostly impromptu and organized out of a sense of urgency to find solutions to gun violence. "But it's not enough, and we're going to make sure they know it's not enough and is not solving our problems".

These include a school lockdown over a gun found in a 17-year-old student's jacket the morning afterward. "A disruption of the school will not be tolerated", he said. "We've got to take all weapons away from people with mental illness".

"Columbine resulted in new approaches in which patrol officers are being trained to respond to active shooters as quickly as possible", the Police Executive Research Forum, a think tank backed by major-cities chiefs, wrote in a 2014 report.

"We must move past cliches and exhausted debates and focus on evidence-based solutions and security measures that actually work", he said. He said the deputy got there within a minute and a half of when the gunfire started.

A major topic during the public safety discussion was how the state can respond after a person is temporarily committed for mental health evaluation and treatment under the Baker Act.

The Sheriff said in the press conference that Peterson chose to resign his position after being informed on Thursday that he was under investigation and would be suspended without pay.

Miranda Baltaxe, a student from H-B Woodlawn in Arlington, Va., said she cried when she read the texts sent by students during the Florida shooting.

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Last year, the Air Force said it had not submitted records that could have stopped the shooter who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, from buying a gun.

Reporters from different media houses have made said that the protestors outside the White House were reading out loud the names of the victims of gun violence in learning institutions in the United States since 1999. "Keeping guns away from unsafe people and people with mental issues is what we need to do". The governor emphasized that he meant to get legislation passed before the session ends.

"I've talked to families". I've met with families. We thought nothing of it. People in my finance class had already left, and I grabbed my backpack to evacuate. I've gone to hospitals.

"Give me another room and I'll teach", she said. "We can not continue where we are".

Students will return to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School next Wednesday on a modified schedule for what Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie calls a "week of transition".

"The students are energized".

As the Florida House opened its session Tuesday, Democratic Rep. Kionne McGhee asked for a procedural move that would have allowed it to consider a bill to ban assault rifles and large capacity magazines.

Frank Brogan, a former lieutenant governor and state education commissioner who now serves as a U.S. Department of Education assistant secretary, attended the education meeting and the evening roundtable with Scott.

"No child should have to go to school and be scared for their life", said Daviyana Warren, a 15-year-old sophomore at the school who walked out. "This is not just about screaming into the wind".

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