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More Cops in Schools Is the Wrong Answer to Mass Shootings

More Cops in Schools Is the Wrong Answer to Mass Shootings

The Associated Press, citing a USA official, identified the suspect as Nicolas Cruz.

According to officials, Cruz was expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for disciplinary issues.

One day after suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he sits behind bars awaiting felony charges, while 17 victims have lost their lives. As a disturbing history on social media became more widely known, fellow pupils spoke in the immediate aftermath of the shooting of his erratic behaviour. "Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem", he wrote. "Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!" the President posted on Twitter Thrusday morning. "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school", US President Donald Trump said. Another two later died in hospital.

"This is a awful day for Parkland", he said, speaking of the city of about 30,000 people, located 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Miami. In the moments after students were seen running from the school in Parkland, the topic of gun control was top of mind.

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Reese Witherspoon has been left "heartbroken" after 17 people were killed in a shooting at a school in Florida. It's the 18th school shooting just this year.

Stories claim the shooter was either kicked out or dropped out the school recently. He said Cruz would set off the fire alarm, day after day, and finally got expelled in the eighth grade.

"We hear bullets coming closer and closer to us, and then we just hear kids screaming", a ninth-grade student told Miami's WPLG news station. He also said he would be visiting hospitalized survivors. Since 2013, there have been 291 reported school shootings in America, which averages out to about one per week, reports BBC.

Kardashian West said: "We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school". 'We pray that God would be close to the brokenhearted, as He promises us in scripture He will be, and that the community of Parkland will be comforted in their time of need'.