Florida school shooting: Kim Kardashian DEMANDS tighter gun controls following atrocity
After the mass shooting, Kim tweeted: “We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won’t do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence.”
Actress Julianne Moore also called for change, writing: “The 18th school shooting in the US since January. It is heartbreaking. What will it take to change our nation’s gun laws???”
While talk show host Ellen DeGeneres said: “No words, no actions, no laws are enough until we end this epidemic of school shootings in our country.”
Kim Kardashian has called for a stronger restriction on guns
We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school
Singer Nancy Sinatra called on the Republican Party to pass “sensible” gun laws immediately.
Actress Reese Witherspoon said she was “heartbroken” by the attack, adding “enough is enough”
Even Good Morning Britain ’s Piers Morgan tweeted: “Three of the 10 worst mass shooting in American history have happened in your 1st year, Mr President @realDonaldTrump. What are you going to do about it?
Following the mass shooing, US president Donald Trump sent his “prayers and condolences” the families of the victims.
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Kim tweeted: “We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school
At least 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida on Valentine’s Day
The president said: ”My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.”
The White House canceled its daily press briefing after the shooting.
Florida Governor Rick Scott, a Republican, said it was an act of “pure evil” but refused to discuss gun controls.
At least 17 people were killed in a school shooting in Florida on Valentine’s Day.
Julianne Moore called for a stronger restriction on guns
Florida shooting: Man appears to be handcuffed by police
A 19-year-old former student who had been expelled from the high school in Parkland had been arrested over the shooting and was equipped with at least one rifle, police said.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office identified Nikolas Cruz as the suspected shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who opened fire on Wednesday afternoon.
In an evening press conference, Sheriff Scott Israel said 12 victims had been identified from the school, including an American football coach.
The Sheriff also said that the suspect had at least one AR-15 rifle and multiple magazines.