Trump calls deputy who failed to stop Parkland school shooting a 'coward'

The surest way for America's young adults to change gun laws is through the ballot box

They may also increase funding for mental health programs and police officers assigned to schools and enact a waiting period for rifle purchases.

Big Sky High School students also staged a walkout to join Hellgate and other high schools across the country.

A deputy subsequently determined Cruz possessed knives and a BB gun and notified a school resource officer, the document said.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida is giving fellow Sen.

Students from Hellgate and Sentinel high schools gathered on both sides of the Higgins Avenue Bridge, holding signs and chanting for gun control.

"We were exhausted of just sitting and waiting for something to happen but not actually going out and doing something", she said. He said the deputy got there within a minute and a half of when the gunfire started.

Among other things, the governor's $500 million plan would create a "violent threat restraining order" that would let a court prohibit a violent or mentally ill person from purchasing or possessing a firearm or any other weapon under certain circumstances. 17 students and staff members were killed.

That failure is one of many admitted missteps by local and federal law enforcement. There was a picture of a "juvenile with guns" on Instagram, according to police records.

The school district's superintendent, Robert Runcie, supported the decision, Israel added.

Coral Springs police have said they were the first to respond to the shooting. Peterson was the only armed officer at the school at the time of the shooting.

Runcie said he did not know why the officer failed to act, but there was nothing prohibiting him from entering the building where the shooting began.

"We're excited as a school to do a walk to [Stoneman] Douglas to support our school and everybody around us to keep us safe", said a student.

President Donald Trump is planning to address gun violence in schools, border security and the debate over the national anthem in his speech later today at the Conservative Political Action Committee.

Gov. Rick Scott announced the plan at a news conference Friday in Tallahassee.

"Justice in Florida", and "Make a change", were just some of the messages students shouted.

"At first the the guys are hearing, 'Oh he's on the second floor, '" Pustizzi said in the news conference.

The sale of bump stocks will be completely banned under the proposal.

Students from California to Washington D.C. held marches in solidarity with the survivors from the Florida high school.

"He was spot on", Heinrich said.

Trump listened intently Wednesday to the raw emotion as students and parents appealed to the president to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence.

Israel said he was "devastated" and "sick to my stomach" by what he saw on the surveillance tape.

President Donald Trump disparaged an armed sheriff's deputy who was present during a massacre at a Florida high school last week but stayed outside the building, calling him a coward.

Israel said he informed Peterson on Thursday that he was being suspended without pay and placed under internal investigation. "But when it came time to get in there and do something, he didn't have the courage or something happened, but he certainly did a poor job, there's no question about that".

The school resource officer on February 14 took up a position viewing the western entrance of that building for more than four minutes after the shooting started, but he "never went in", Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a news conference.

The announcement comes as high school teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School return to the Parkdale, Fla., site where a former student is accused of fatally shooting 17 people with an assault-type rifle.

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