Saturday, February 17

President Trump & wife visits survivors of the Florida school shooting | PHOTOS

President Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania visited survivors of the Parkland School shooting in Florida, on Friday.

17 people were killed by a gunman on Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

In his speech during the visit, President Trump said,
"Our entire Nation, with one heavy heart, continues to pray for the victims and their families in Parkland, Florida. To teachers, law enforcement, first responders and medical professionals who responded so bravely in the face of danger: We THANK YOU for your courage and we are hear for you, ALWAYS! Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can. We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the difficult issue of mental health. God Bless You All and THANK YOU!".
Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in the school shooting in Florida, is being held without bond on 17 counts of murder following his first court appearance.
The 19-year-old was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder of pupils and teachers at his former school in Parkland following the horrifying shooting on Wednesday.

Cruz spoke only to confirm his name at the brief hearing on Thursday after he was detained about two miles away from the scene.
The teenager, who had links with a white supremacist group, reportedly commented on YouTube last year that he would be a "professional school shooter”.

Teachers at the school are believed to have been warned about Cruz, who was reportedly not allowed on the premises with a backpack. And since his arrest, the FBI has launched a review into its handling of warnings it received about the teenager.
Cruz was identified as a threat months before he allegedly burst into Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. He had been expelled last year, reportedly after knives and bullets were found in his bag.

He had also “joked” about killing his former classmates. One said: “He played around with this joke all the time, like he knows the layout of the school, he can actually go ahead and pinpoint where all the students would be.”

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