A gunman began shooting outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday just before dismissal at about 2:40pm local time. There's much more that can be done, much more that needs to be done and much more that people like Sen Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott are not doing.
First, they will grieve.
"He wouldn't have harmed that many students with a knife", she pointed out.
The FBI had a tip that Nikolas Cruz owned guns, wanted to kill people, and could be a future school shooter more than a month before Cruz killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. Typically, the FBI would have assessed the potential threat, then sent the information to the FBI Miami field office.
"We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy".
Cruz - a former student at the school - slipped away from the campus after the shooting by blending in with other students who were trying to escape, police said.
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One came last September, when a man reported a disturbing comment left by someone named Nikolas Cruz on his YouTube channel.
In Parkland, Florida, students and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil Thursday night to mourn the 17 people who were killed on Wednesday in one of the deadliest school shootings in USA history.
The bureau says a person close to Cruz contacted the FBI's Public Access Line on January 8 to report concerns about him.
BRIAN MANN, BYLINE: I'm standing outside a new family counseling and support center that's opened here in Parkland. She's talking about Joaquin Oliver and Meadow Pollack, two people who were in her class that day. About 100 of the tips are considered "actionable". "But for God's sake - how can we knowingly pass bills and laws that are in direct opposition to saving kids" lives?
Mr. Snead said he believed he had the only key to the gun safe, and Mr. Cruz had to ask in order to take a gun out of the safe. There were other social media posts that had red-flags about his potential to do harm.
"We need to pay attention to the fact that this isn't just a mental health issue", Gonzalez said during the rally.