School shooting suspect remains silent in court

Ruben Ruiz
March 19, 2018

"My reaction is as a parent of a deceased student, I expected that the state would have pulled the parents together to ask what we wanted and they didn't", he said. "We can't keep having this repetitive cycle of death with nothing being done". It also prompted Wednesday's nationwide walkout of thousands of students who showed solidarity with the Parkland students a month after the shooting.

"It's extremely important to have your voice heard in a school where an event similar to this has already occurred, regardless of minimal fatalities", she said.

Teenagers across the country sent a clear message to their lawmakers on Wednesday by taking part in a 17-minute walkout to protest gun violence, in honor of the 17 students and staff who died in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

A Broward circuit judge agreed - with both BSO and the Broward County school district not appealing that decision, paving the way for Thursday's release.

Georgia Lambert's daughter Zoe, a 10thgrader at the high school, also participated in the walkout. Guns are just so unbelievably accessible to so many people, and there's not really background checks required either.

At first chants of, "This is what democracy looks like", broke out. The video captured him hurrying across the campus as the massacre was unfolding and then - while, police said, the shooting continued - standing outside for several minutes without seeming to take cover.

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Even from a few hundred feet away, sound bites of their impassioned speeches rang out.

"We're talking about the 1200 building", Peterson said at one point, according to the audio recordings.

"We are the generation of tomorrow", a girl later added. She says the group was created after student leaders gathered for a meeting. "It happens in the places you think it won't". The second amendment covers our right to bear arms and I do believe that people should be able to have guns. He suggested potentially raising the age limit to buy rifles, banning bump stocks, and possibly allowing to make it easier to take guns away from risky individuals. "Indeed, the mass shooting at a Stockton elementary school in 1989 ushered in California's era of legislative action to reduce gun violence". The attack has lead to renewed calls to politicians for tougher gun laws, especially from students.

Ira Jaffe, whose son and daughter survived the shooting, said he respects the wishes of the 17 families whose children were killed and that time is better spent finding solutions to the problem of mass school shootings.

"We shouldn't have to go to school and be anxious about being killed", she said. "I wasn't expecting so much disrespect". To see more, visit WLRN 91.3 FM. "The people in Parkland aren't going to be the same". He expressed concern that more people should be dedicated to that task.

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