The mother said she had just spent two hours making funeral arrangements for her 14-year-old daughter Alyssa Alhadeff, who was one of 17 people shot dead on Thursday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a suburb of Miami.
Never a natural at consolation, the president seemed more at ease extending hearty thanks to first responders, marveling at the speed with which they rushed the wounded to the hospital and quipping that they deserved a raise.
Lax regulations combined with the weapon's capacity for carnage make the AR-15 the dream weapon for mass shooters. But Trump has not addressed the idea of new gun control measures.
FAA restrictions released Monday and are in effect through Sunday.
Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano, who visited the third floor, said authorities told him it appeared that Cruz tried to fire point-blank out the third-floor windows at students as they were leaving the school, but the high-impact windows did not shatter.
"We want more gun safety", said 18-year-old Kevin Trejos, a senior at the school. "It's a dream. It hasn't hit me yet".
Students from a school close to where the horrific gun shooting happened this week staged a walkout to pressure lawmakers to act on gun-related violence.
The president of Virginia Tech says the Florida high school where a gunman is accused of fatally shooting 17 people helped his university heal after its own deadly campus shooting over a decade ago.
Of course, in the wake of yet another mass shooting we are all asking what can we do.
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Trump's visit followed a similar script to his visit to Las Vegas in the fall after the worst mass slaying in modern history.
Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, visited several of the victims at the hospital, and later met with trauma surgeon Igor Nichiporenko.
It certainly seems like we need to find better ways to address the stunning commonality in all these mass shootings, which is that the men who perpetrate them are sick - Las Vegas, Pulse nightclub, Newtown, Columbine, Charleston, Virginia Tech, Tucson, Aurora - on and on, these killers were mentally ill and in nearly every case, someone knew it.
President Donald Trump said Friday he's travelling to Florida "to meet with some of the bravest people on earth".
Among at least 1,000 people attending a candlelight vigil near the school Thursday night, some openly sobbed as the victims' names were read aloud. She invoked the president's 11-year-old son, Barron, as she angrily called for help.
"I'll tell you who appreciates it, too, is the parents", Trump said. "Let's protect Barron. And let's also protect all these other kids".
"We loved it when it came and now, you know, it's just devastating", Kennelly said.
"Please! We are children". We need action. Action!
President Trump met Friday with some of the victims shot in a rifle assault at a Parkland, Fla., high school, vowing to confront school safety problems and "the hard issue of mental health". "Am also working with Congress on many fronts", Trump wrote on Twitter.
Florida is a state where one of the leading Republican candidates for governor, Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, proudly agreed when a newspaper editorial called him a sellout to the National Rifle Association.