Published: Mon, February 19, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Florida school shooter 'could plead guilty to avoid the death penalty'

Florida school shooter 'could plead guilty to avoid the death penalty'

"Every single person up here today, all these people should be home grieving", Ms Gonzalez said, fighting back tears. "There's barely any time for them to save their skins, and if they don't turn around right now and state their open support for this movement, they're going to be left behind because you're either with us or you're against us at this point".

Late Saturday night, Trump continued his recent criticism of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, this time in connection with the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Cruz is now charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and is being held without bail. He was able to legally own the semi-automatic rifle, even though his mother, classmates and teachers had at times described him as unsafe and threatening, and despite repeated police visits to his home.

A protester raises the question motivating the latest push to end Americans' love affair with firearms. "She's calling out Trump and the NRA by name at this rally". Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. "Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!" he said.

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida focused their anger Sunday at President Donald Trump, contending that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

Cruz had been diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder that often leads to social awkwardness and isolation, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

"We need to make sure that when people see signs, they have every ability to do something about getting guns out of the hands of mentally ill and risky people", Ting told The Associated Press. She thought it was a drill at first and eventually comforted students around her before first responders got to them and told them to run out.

"We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy", he said.

Protesters held placards reading "Enough is enough!" and chanted "no more guns".

"You know, we're marching because it's not just schools, it's movie theatres, it's concerts, it's nightclubs", student Alex Wind said on NBC's "Meet the Press". "Shame on you", she yelled, and the crowd repeated her.

"I think I am going to kill people" he told group members, before dismissing the comment as a joke, according to CNN. "And us kids seem to be the only ones who notice", she yelled.

"Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have been done to prevent this: We call BS!" They say they can be used to unfairly take away rights from people who have not been convicted of crimes, nor professionally evaluated for mental illness.

Israel said three of his children, triplets, all attended Stoneman Douglas High School and had classes in Building 12 when they were freshmen in 2015.

In Washington, the effects of the shooting are also reverberating.

"I felt like it was our time to take a stand, because, you know, we're the ones in these schools, we're the ones who are having shooters come into our classrooms and our spaces", said Lane Murdock of Ridgefield High School in CT.

Organizers behind the Women's March, an anti-Trump and female empowerment protest, called for a 17-minute, nationwide walkout by teachers and students on March 14.

More than a dozen others, including Hawaii, New Jersey and Missouri, are considering bills to enable family members or police to petition the courts to take weapons away from people showing signs of mental distress or violence.

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