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Brown orders flags to half-staff in honor of Fla. shooting victims

Brown orders flags to half-staff in honor of Fla. shooting victims

Florida students react to details about Nikolas Cruz.

Cruz is a former student who teachers and former classmates said had an angry disposition that led to him being expelled.

Trump said he was planning to visit Parkland to meet with families and officials involved in the response and would meet with state governors and attorneys general later this month to focus on making schools safer.

Seventeen people were killed when a 19-year-old gunman opened fire in a high school in Florida. This morning, he was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, one for each of the students and adults he killed, reported The New York Times.

One student, Bailey Vosberg, said: "I heard what sounded like fireworks and I looked at my friend and he asked me if I heard that".

"What we really need is action".

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He was taken to a nearby hospital before being released into police custody.

Another told CNN affiliate WSVN he thought a fire drill was going on since the school just went through the practice the day before.

Another video obtained by the Miami Herald shows the distressing aftermath as students are escorted out of the building.

In an evening press conference, Sheriff Scott Israel, the first Jewish person to serve as Sheriff in Florida, said 12 victims had been identified from the school, including an American football coach. Authorities say he began the attack outdoors toward the end of the school day, working his way indoors using an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle with "countless magazines", smoke grenades and a gas mask. He also gave some insight into Cruz's social media activities where he used to post pictures on Instagram killing an animal and he used to talk about practicing with his gun in the backyard. "They were not major issues, as far as I know, just things teenagers do like not coming home on time, maybe being disrespectful", she said.

Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, an organisation advocating for gun control, had recorded 17 shootings at schools this year alone, prior to Wednesday's shooting in Florida.

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would make school safety a top priority when he meets with the nation's governors later this month, following one of the deadliest school shootings in modern USA history.


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