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'We need to dig out of this hole': Students plead with Trump and Congress to do something after Florida school shooting

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Some students who survived Wednesday's school shooting in Florida are calling on Congress to act on gun control.
The shooting left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured.
President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences to the families of the victims on Wednesday, and some students reacted in anger.
Some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are calling on Congress to do more to curb mass shootings after the school became a crime scene Wednesday when a 19-year-old man shot and killed 17 people. Over a dozen more were injured.
"We need to dig out of this hole...
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Trump set to address nation after mass shooting at Florida school

Trump set to address nation after mass shooting at Florida school

One year ago   |   By

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President Donald Trump will address the nation on the latest mass shooting on Thursday.
A gunman killed at least 17 students and staff at a Florida high school on Wednesday, injuring more than a dozen others.
Trump tweeted on the shooting earlier Thursday.
President Donald Trump is set to address the nation at 11 a.m. ET Thursday following a horrific school shooting in Florida that left at least 17 people killed and more than a dozen injured, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Trump had yet to speak publicly on the school shooting, which took...
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Florida high school teacher breaks down after saying every precaution had been taken to save students, yet 17 still died

Florida high school teacher breaks down after saying every precaution had been taken to save students, yet 17 still died

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MSNBC
A teacher at the Florida high school where 17 were killed in a mass shooting says the school did everything possible to prepare but ultimately failed.
Lawmakers have called for increased gun control and attention to the problem of mass shootings in the wake of this shooting, but have done the same for other shootings without a tangible result.
Falkowski broke down emotionally at the end of the interview and expressed her frustration with the government for failing to prevent these tragedies.
Melissa Falkowski, a teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 were killed in...
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Gun stocks are rallying after the Florida school shooting

Gun stocks are rallying after the Florida school shooting

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Markets Insider
Gun stocks are rallying after the Florida school shooting.
This market reaction has become a pattern after mass shootings amid speculation that people may want to buy more guns if they're worried about new regulations.
The shares of gun manufacturers rose in premarket trading Thursday after the deadliest mass shooting of the year.
At least 17 people died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman, was armed with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and "countless magazines," the Broward County...
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19-year-old Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz bought his AR-15 legally

19-year-old Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz bought his AR-15 legally

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Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old suspected of killing 17 in a shooting spree at Florida high school, legally purchased the AR-15 he allegedly used in the crime.
Florida wouldn't require fingerprints, a special permit, or even a waiting period before Cruz bought his gun. Anyone over 18 can buy a rifle in Florida if they pass a background check.
At 19 with no criminal background - despite Cruz's disciplinary record at school - all he needed was a few hundred dollars to buy the rifle.
Nikolas Cruz, the troubled 19-year-old suspected of killing 17 and injuring over a dozen...
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Trump tweets that Florida school shooting suspect was 'mentally disturbed'

Trump tweets that Florida school shooting suspect was 'mentally disturbed'

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Associated Press/Joel Auerbach
Donald Trump called the Florida shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz "mentally disturbed."
The president urged citizens to report people like Cruz to the authorities, but it's unclear what actions authorities could have taken as Cruz reportedly possessed his gun legally.
Trump has been unsupportive of gun control legislation even in the wake of major tragedies in the US.
US President Donald Trump has branded the suspect in the Florida school shooting "mentally disturbed."
Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after allegedly embarking...
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