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Florida school shooting suspect withdraws not guilty plea

Florida school shooting suspect withdraws not guilty plea

A male inside the school, possibly a student, whispers, "There's shots at Stoneman Douglas, Someone is shooting up the school at Stoneman Douglas".

"[If] we can be this broken up about everyone and be so personally affected and still have the wit to combat the hatred and just the lies that come from the other side in order to justify their stances continuing this bloodshed, then anyone can".

Swift action in the Republican-controlled Tallahassee statehouse, where the National Rifle Association has long held sway, signalled a possible turning point in the national debate between gun control advocates and proponents of firearms rights enshrined in the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.

But the families of some of the 17 students and staffers who died signed a letter urging Scott to "quickly sign this historic legislation into law".

The Parkland parents and students were instrumental in the passage of Florida's first gun restrictions in almost two decades, said Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a Coral Springs Democrat who graduated from Douglas High and served on the Parkland city commission. "As much as I don't want to, I can't look in the mirror and leave here and think "I did nothing to help", said Representative Joseph Geller.

The call stated how the two male students had meant to carry out their threat on January 10, 2017, just more than a year shy of when 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz stormed into his former high school in Parkland, killing 14 students and three faculty members.

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder, which could mean a death sentence if he is convicted. "What's happening?" the dispatcher responds. The Snead son, a junior, wasn't injured in the February 14 shooting. "But I hope that most schools will see this and support this as an incredible opportunity to have those conversations and make a difference". A hospital spokeswoman said 15-year-old Anthony Borges' condition became critical overnight. Instead, Peterson believed the gunfire was occurring outdoors and responded accordingly, his attorney said. The student has filed notice that he will sue Florida authorities to seek money to cover the cost of his recovery. In Florida's Polk County, teachers or other employees at two private universities have trained with the sheriff's office so they can carry concealed weapons on campus.

The Republican has not indicated whether he would veto the law, but he has previously expressed opposition to US President Donald Trump's call to arm teachers.

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The measure would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and create a waiting period on sales of the weapons.

The former student accused of killing 17 people in a mass shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School withdrew his not guilty plea Thursday.

It will now be sent to Governor Rick Scott to sign.

The Florida Education Association on Thursday asked Scott to veto the measure, saying more than 200,000 school employees could qualify to carry firearms, which would "do more harm than good".

The legislation would put some restrictions on rifle sales, provide new mental health programs for schools and improve communication between school districts, law enforcement and state agencies. Pollack says other family members are also being asked to travel to the state Capitol.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel had said Peterson should have gone inside the building and killed the gunman.

John Tupps, a spokesman for Scott, says the governor is "thoroughly reviewing" the bill.


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