Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to school shooting

Florida lawmakers struggle with how to respond to school shooting

The newspaper reported that the investigators ultimately decided that Cruz, then 18, was receiving enough support from mental health professionals and from his school, and that any risk in his case was low.

Trump is staunchly opposed to additional restrictions on guns or gun ownership, but Vice President Mike Pence said at an event in Dallas the president would make school safety "a top priority" when he meets with governors of U.S. states in the coming days. Still, the discussion of some types of gun control legislation is a dramatic turnaround for Florida, which has earned the nickname the "Gunshine State" for its gun policies.

As she wiped tears from her face, the audience echoed her call, chanting: "Shame on you".

Students, many using the mantra NeverAgain, are mobilizing around the country in favor of stronger gun laws after the deadliest high school shooting in US history took place on Wednesday at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student is accused of murdering 17 people using an assault-style rifle.

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said the answer to school violence is to keep guns away from people who should not have them.

The Parkland shooting also has prompted the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature to take a fresh look at gun control legislation, although so far GOP leaders are refusing to endorse calls to ban assault rifles.

At his Florida club just 40 miles from a community ravaged by the shooting that left 17 dead last week, Trump gave a nod toward a specific policy action, with the White House saying he had spoken Friday to Sen.

The Florida department of children and families' abuse hotline was alerted to the footage, with Cruz having been listed as a victim of "alleged medical neglect and inadequate supervision" on the part of his adoptive mother Lynda Cruz, who died a year ago.

The GOP-controlled House paired the background checks bill with a measure making it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the shooting that killed 17 people on Wednesday was a "tragic consequence" of the FBI's missteps and ordered a review of the Justice Department's processes. It would ban bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar accessories that accelerate a semi-automatic rifle's rate of fire.

According to theNew York Post, the 19-year-old even hit his mom, Lynda Cruz, with a vacuum cleaner hose, and cruelly called her "a useless bitch".

The Sun-Sentinel reports the incident posted by Nikolas Cruz on Snapchat prompted an investigation by sheriff's deputies and adult welfare investigators from the Department of Children & Family Services.

On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted it failed to investigate a warning this year that Cruz possessed a gun and the desire to kill.

"Mr. Cruz stated that he plans to go out and buy a gun", the report states.

Gun sellers are required, in most circumstances, to run the names of would-be gun buyers through the system to ensure they are not barred from purchasing firearms. Cruz, who is diagnosed with autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, has a history of openly sharing anti-semitic, racist and homophobic views on social media. The president later placed calls of condolence and support to Parkland's mayor, a Broward County commissioner and the school's principal.

The information should have been assessed as a "potential threat to life", but the proper protocols weren't followed and the Miami office was not notified, the agency explained.

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