Florida Shooting Survivors Stage Protest in Tallahassee


"I don't think everyone understands what it's like to hide in a closet, barricade your door and prepare for an active shooter", said Suzanne Cohen.

"Scott Peterson was absolutely on campus through this entire event", Israel said.

Last week, Zeif tweeted a screenshot of text messages he and his younger brother, Matthew, sent to each other while both boys were inside the school building during the shooting.

Israel said in addition to having law enforcement better armed, there needs to be a three-pronged approach to addressing school safety.

"I am not going back to school until lawmakers, and the president, change this law", Tyra, a 19-year-old senior at Stoneman Douglas High, told Reuters.

Cohen says this mass shooting in her own hometown struck a nerve. "So you should up the bullet iif you're really concerned about guns", he said.

Cohen represents more than 4,000 educators in Portland.

"17 of my classmates, friends and teachers died", she said. Wayne LaPierre said "opportunists" were using the tragedy to expand gun control and abolish USA gun rights. Numerous student survivors of the massacre have since advocated for tougher gun-control laws.

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"All people in this country, particularly children, should feel safe and should not live in fear of a gunman killing them in their school, place of worship, or a nightclub", the demonstration organizers wrote in a statement posted on Facebook.

The organization is seeking to convince legislators to ban the sale of AR-15s and other assault rifles in Florida. "I understand what it is like to text my parents goodbye". "I just want to speak". "We don't want it to happen anywhere".

Backing the students was Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.

US President Donald Trump is meeting with some of the survivors this evening.

Many schools plan to stand in silence for 17 minutes, in honor of the 17 killed in the Florida school shooting. "And I'm pissed, because my daughter..."

"Scariest part of it all was knowing my little brother was right above me and not knowing if I would ever see him again", Sam tweeted.

"Can you measure it to make sure it happens?"