Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Sheriff: Deputy on duty during school shooting never went inside

Students at Austin ISD's Clint Small Middle School protesting gun violence in schools Students at Austin ISD’s Clint Small Middle School protesting gun violence in schools
Melinda Barton | 25 February, 2018, 09:12

"This afternoon, the President will host a conversation on how to improve school safety", a White House spokesperson said.

President Trump reinforced his call for some properly trained teachers to carry concealed weapons Friday, at the conservative CPAC conference in Maryland.

"Why do we have to speak out at the (state) Capitol?" Gun control often refers to legislation that would increase background checks, ban certain types of "assault-style" weapons and closing loopholes that make obtaining guns easier. "But I want to explain to you why it would not".

Among the issues under discussion now is the age at which it should be legal to purchase a weapon like the one used to kill 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He did not say whether he would turn down an NRA contribution. More funding for mental health services in schools to prevent tragedies from occurring is one example.

A registry would make it easier to find people who, like in this instance, show a history of violence that have purchased a gun.

"Crooked Hillary said that I want guns brought into the school classroom".

Loesch said the system to buy firearms is flawed as some in the crowd yelled, "You're a murderer".

"That is not the answer to this issue", she added.

"I totally understand the concern and some aspects I really agree with it", Kashuv, 16, said on "The View" Wednesday.

Since then, the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas have called for stricter gun-control laws and have organized a national march, the March for Our Lives on March 24.

The rewound footage did not put any lives in danger, Pustizzi said, but it "did cause some confusion" when officers entered the school.

In Washington, survivors and those affected by mass shootings gathered to talk to Trump at the White House.

Israel said the actions of the officer on that day are part of the investigation into the shooting. She says what classrooms need is more supplies, programs and counselors - not guns. "I'm not going to sleep until it is fixed", he said".

This is more than just another horrific detail about the mass shooting that killed 17 people; it also directly contradicts the notion that simply putting a bunch of armed personnel in schools will stop shooters - the "good guy with a gun" theory.

None of the politicians at the town hall agreed with him.

"We have to harden our schools, not soften them up".

Usually after a shooting of this kind, we hear pundits push around their thoughts on gun control but we never see real change.

He says that he thinks it's going to be hard to get the ideas in the plan passed. But they were disappointed by the lack of commitment. Many state leaders, including Republican Gov. Rick Scott, boast high NRA approval ratings.

Peterson has sought retirement from the department, which Sheriff Israel said he's entitled to after serving the necessary time with the agency and "meeting the requirements" for retirement from the department.

Roach also said the Collins Hill staff supervised about 50 students as they participated in a walkout before returning to class.