As a hail of gunshots rang out through Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 17-year-old student Lorenzo Prado said, he locked himself in the sound booth of the auditorium, but later wound up with a SWAT team pointing guns in his face because the clothing he was wearing matched the description of the alleged shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.
"After the other mass shootings, we didn't have survivors of the incident come forth and take political action like we have now", said Board Vice President Susan Baskett. But they did little for troubled, depressed, angry students in need of help. They don't want thoughts and prayers.
So they took the metro to Capitol Hill and marched to the White House, chanting, "We have a voice".
Yet we've watched the explosive growth of the #MeToo movement, through searing and intensely personally truths, reveal just how prevalent sexual harassment and assault are in our society; and learned how gender equality in the workplace must address the power imbalance that allowed this abuse for so many years. SEN. MARCO RUBIO: But I-listen, I respect-you can ask that question, and I can tell you that I-people buy into my agenda.
What he wants: Guttenberg confronted Rubio directly during the Town Hall, angrily telling him that his comments about the shooting "and those of your president this week have been pathetically weak".
"Bringing more guns into our schools does nothing to protect our students and educators from gun violence", said Garcia, whose union represents three million educators.
Corcoran also said the news about the resource officer's failure to respond did not dissuade him from moving ahead with what he was calling the "marshal" plan to let local law-enforcement officials train and deputize someone at the school who would be authorized to carry a gun. He wouldn't say he would turn down an NRA contribution. It has moved them to be more vocal about demanding action to prevent school shootings. And she will tell you-she has spent over a decade in the Bronx.
"I don't believe this insane monster should have ever been able to obtain a firearm", Loesch said.
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Belano says he doesn't believe Alexander Krushelnitsky would have taken the drug because it would be foolish to do so. The OAR announced the investigation after failing to find evidence of the use of the drug, which was banned in 2016.
Teachers carrying a concealed gun could end attacks "very quickly", Mr Trump said. He recalled hearing about the February 14 shooting while preparing to go to an Ash Wednesday service.
The owner of Pulse nightclub in Orlando said she plans to open a memorial there and reopen the club elsewhere after a gunman killed 49 people there in 2016.
Marla Kilfoyle - a high school teacher on Long Island, New York and the executive director of the Badass Teachers Association, an activist group - has been inundated this week with messages from teachers saying, "I'm sick of this, I need to do something, I can't be quiet anymore", she said. Like a trained parrot, they say, "It's not the time to discuss politics".
"You will always have those who think it goes too far and those who think it doesn't go far enough", Galvano said, acknowledging that the bill is likely to generate criticism from those on both sides of the gun debate. He said the young people should hold lawmakers accountable for making their schools and other community places safer or they won't be re-elected. Trump sat rapt and motionless, listening intently as raw emotions reverberated at the White House. Encouraged by President Trump's tweet on Thursday, in which he praised LaPierre and other NRA leaders as being "Great American Patriots" who will "do the right thing", the gun lobby could actually benefit, financially and by reputation among its fans, from the Parkland shooting. The children should be home schooled and the cost deducted from school taxes. It stops here with this administration and me. "And we're going to be voting you out".
The Town Hall was the most compelling two hours of TV during the February sweeps period, though Olympic hockey fans watching the US women's victory a few hours later understandably will dispute that. Nelson called it a "terrible idea".
The group of five teenagers said they have been visiting offices at the Capitol hoping to speak with political leaders and representatives. They see the lack of adult leadership on gun control and are leading the charge. "That it's not just them alone in this fight and that the students are working together".
In Chicago on Wednesday, hundreds of students at Oak Park and River Forest High School walked out of their classrooms while holding banners that demand changes to current gun regulations.