Stoneman Douglas High School students arrive back home from Tallahassee

Florida shooting survivors bring message to lawmakers: It's time for action

Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

The armed officer on duty at the Florida school where a shooter killed 17 people never went inside to engage the gunman and has been placed under investigation, police announced Thursday.

Scot Peterson, school safety officer for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, speaks about his job at a Broward County Schools meeting in February of 2015.

. Gun-control advocates, meanwhile, have redoubled their push to ban assault rifles.

Following last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Lee has renewed calls for more funding for matters ranging from mental health counseling to emergency lockdown systems.

Israel said he had decided on the basis of his review of the video to suspend Peterson, but the deputy resigned first. The attack lasted six minutes, Sheriff Israel said. There are no words.

The plan outlines a $50 million allocation for mental health initiatives, including the expansion of mental health service teams, a Department of Children and Families case manager embedded in every sheriff's department, and matching grants for sheriff's offices to set up special law enforcement teams to work with DCF case managers. I've been to the funerals. I've been to the vigils.

Anyone who is the subject of protective orders for stalking, cyberstalking, dating violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, or domestic violence should also be prohibited from purchasing or possessing a firearm, Scott said. He owned a collection of weapons.

Many at the rally carried signs demanding stronger gun laws and wore the school's burgundy and silver colors. Marco Rubio of Florida over his NRA ties.

The information about the deputy's actions emerges as President Donald Trump and lawmakers face increasing pressure to prevent mass shootings. "It's unbelievable to me that these people are even saying this", he said.

And of course, he couldn't let the moment pass without ragging on a familiar right-wing boogeyman: "I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts", he said, adding, "and then you go the further step, and that's the movies". He said the program would be optional and the deputized person would have to be trained by local law-enforcement agencies.

In recent days both President Trump and the NRA have spoken about this.

State data shows that Broward County had 160 SROs in 2016, the latest year available, including 39 for the district's 30 high schools.

What won't be considered is a ban on assault-style rifles.

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Thursdays revelations came the week after Cruz took an Uber to the Parkland high school, armed with an AR-15 rifle and extra ammunition, and opened fire inside Building 12, on the sprawling campus. We want gun reform. Bump stocks should be illegal.

Kyle Kashuv said he is "a bit concerned over the infringement of Second Amendment rights", a reference to the requirement that people be 21 or over to buy firearms. "They hate individual freedom".

But McKeone, one of the responding officers, said the delay did not hinder access to the victims.

Peterson's family recently requested security, fearing for his safety after it was revealed he remained outside the Parkland school while a recently expelled student gunned down his former classmates and teachers earlier this month.

"I'm super proud of them", she said.

"They may be our rivals, our so-called rivals, but they are our sister school and we felt their pain", he said.

According to the Broward County PBA, the initiative is the idea of the wife of a Broward County PBA member whose son attends Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.

On Thursday, Democratic Sen.

At Dublin Scioto High School near Columbus, Ohio, about 200 students sat outside in silence for 17 minutes and wrote notes of support that will be mailed to survivors of the Florida shooting.

"I commended (Rubio) for being there".

She and classmates said they were dismayed but undeterred by the state's Republican-controlled legislature's Tuesday rebuff of a bid to bring up a bill to block sales of assault rifles.

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