US Politicians, officials react to Florida school shooting

23:46  14 february  2018
23:46  14 february  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Trump tweets 'prayers and condolences' in response to Florida school shooting

  Trump tweets 'prayers and condolences' in response to Florida school shooting President Trump tweeted Wednesday in response to reports of a school shooting in Florida, saying that no one should "feel unsafe in an American school." "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting," Trump tweeted. "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school." "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting," Trump tweeted. "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

Florida high school under lockdown after reports of shooter , victims, police say. Politicians , lawmakers, and local officials have responded to the incident. Florida Gov.

PHOTOS: Newtown School Shooting . Tales of Horror from Newtown School Shooting . I have been in touch with the governor's office and other officials and will do everything in my power to be there for the affected families."

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A Florida high school is under lockdown Wednesday as the Broward Sheriff's Office says a gunman remains at large.

The Florida School Shooting Was the 18th School Shooting of the Year. And It's Only February

  The Florida School Shooting Was the 18th School Shooting of the Year. And It's Only February Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was the 18th school shooting of 2018 — a year that’s not even two months old. While many of these incidents — including the most recent before Wednesday’s shooting, one on Feb. 8 at New York City’s Metropolitan High School — did not result in any fatalities or injuries, schools nationwide have been rocked by gun violence in recent days. There have been school shootings in 13 states so far this year, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a non-profit that advocates for gun control. Texas, California and Michigan have each seen at least two school shootings. On Jan. 23 in Kentucky, a 15-year-old student killed two of his peers and injured almost two dozen others. Just the day before, a 15-year-old girl was wounded in a shooting in Texas. At least 14 people were injured in the shooting at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s office. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson told MSNBC he had gotten word of “a number of fatalities” from the school superintendent. A suspect in the Florida shooting has been identified as Nicolas Cruz, the Associated Press reports. A suspect, who is not a current student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, has been taken into custody, according to the sheriff’s office. President Donald Trump offered “prayers and condolences” in the wake of the Florida shooting, tweeting that “no child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

At least 20 people were injured in a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida today, according to law enforcement officials . Politicians reacted on Twitter as details about the shooting were still unclear.

MARSHALL COUNTY, KY — Many Kentucky politicians have responded to the shooting at Marshall County High School . Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS… Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality My staff in western Kentucky is at the high school and is in close contact with local officials .

Officials have described the scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland as a mass casualty incident, and say at least 20 people are injured.

FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL UNDER LOCKDOWN AFTER REPORTS OF SHOOTER, VICTIMS, POLICE SAY

The White House said President Trump is aware of the situation at the Parkland school.

"The President has been made aware of the school shooting in Florida. We are monitoring the situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected," Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters said.

a group of people standing in the snow © Provided by Fox News Politicians, lawmakers, and local officials have responded to the incident.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted that he's spoken with Trump, county officials and the superintendent of Broward schools about the reported shooting, and said he'll continue to monitor the situation.

Rep. Frederica Wilson, of Florida, tweeted that her "thoughts and prayers are with the victims," and added it's "heartbreaking that these violent incidents continue to take place in schools, a place where our children should feel and be the most safe!"

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said he's "monitoring the horrible unfolding situation in Broward County."

Florida sheriff on arming teachers: 'OK, Einstein, you got a better idea?' .
The top law enforcement official in Polk County, Fla., said Monday that his department has started a program that will train and arm teachers in schools to fend off and discourage would-be shooters.Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd also said the Baker Act, which governs involuntary institutionalization of people with mental health issues, needs more teeth."When a crazed gunman arrives on campus with murder in his eyes, the deed is done within two to five minutes," he said, adding that criminals will think twice if they suspect someone else on campus might have a gun under the county's so-called "Sentinel program.

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