Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Group holding lie-in in DC to demand change after FL school shooting

Group holding lie-in in DC to demand change after FL school shooting

Students who survived the Parkland shooting have organized groups calling for increased gun control, and some have pledged not to return to class until changes are made.

"They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign", the president wrote.

'Get back to the basics and make us all proud!'

He tweeted: "This is not acceptable".

"I expect that these critical regulations will be finalized, Jeff, very soon", Trump said during a ceremony in the White House for Medal of Valor recipients.

The lawmaker has previously criticized Trump as "an absolute racist" to his "core". "Instead, we will work with you, by your side".

"I think he's making the point that we would like our Federal Bureau of Investigation agencies to not be focused on something that is clearly a hoax, in terms of investigating the Trump Campaign", Sanders said.

"We will discipline no matter if it is one, 50, or 500 students involved", said Curtis Rhodes, who heads the Needville Independent School District, about 30km south of Houston, in a statement on the district's Facebook page.

The superintendent of a Texas school district said any students who took part in a walkout would be suspended for three days, regardless of parental permission. Of course, they did not suggest that their failure to investigate was in any way related to the Russian Federation investigation.

"If these cowards knew that the school was well guarded", the President said, "I don't think they would go into the school in the first place".

"Everyone in the world has video games but nobody has the kind of gun violence we have", Yarmuth said. Suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz was "troubled" and reportedly suffers from mental ill-health, yet was still able to acquire an AR-15 rifle.

The news comes four months after the Las Vegas concert mass shooting, in which the gunman was found to have used "bump stocks" that significantly increased the rate of fire for the multiple assault weapons he used from his perch on an upper floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. The Parkland massacre was the deadliest school shooting since 20 children and six adults were killed in the rampage at Sandy Hook.

Mr Trump and his wife Melania visited the community on Friday, going to a hospital where victims were treated.

Wray said he was "committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public".

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