Florida Shooting Survivors Stage Protest in Tallahassee

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Arkia Gordon, a junior from Leon High School in Tallahassee, said students support more training and security, but restrictions are needed on semiautomatic rifles such as the type used by a 19-year-old in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.

Despite their enthusiasm and determination, the students and their supporters are not likely to get what they really want: a ban on AR-15s and similar semi-automatic rifles.

Students will now return to classes on Wednesday, Feb. 28, not on the previously announced Tuesday, administrators said Thursday evening. When they leave office we will be there to take their places. You are so strong. "We know what we want". "The police officers protecting us today have guns". We want common-sense gun laws. "This is real life", she continued. So this is to every lawmaker out there: No longer can you take money from the NRA. "We're coming after you".

"They're not speaking to us right now".

For the second time this week, students in Boca Raton walked out of school.

"From all of us, thank you so, so much", he said, as the crowd of about 500 applauded.

"As educators, we can't support or advocate disruptions during the school day".

Asked what Mr Peterson should have done, Sheriff Israel said: "Went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer". There was no mention of banning assault weapons at the governor's meeting. Williams said she would have attended even if he didn't.

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Stoneman Douglas staff will return Monday and Tuesday for planning days. "They should be strictly for military" purposes.

Mr. Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and is being held without bond.

Seventeen people were killed and 16 were hospitalized. He owned a collection of weapons. These students also spoke on the actions they want to see done to prevent more people from being killed.

Negron did not answer directly.

"Obviously it was a disappointment, but I don't think that this procedural issue should affect the resolve of our movement", Koerber said on "The View" Wednesday.

Lawmakers are also considering a program promoted by one Florida sheriff that calls for deputizing someone to carry a weapon on campus. "Dear Congress, why is my 10-year-old braver than me, and the day after the shooting, he said, 'Sheryl, I'm going to go to school".

"I don't know how many times I'm gonna have to come up here to get someone to listen to me", raged Ryan Deitsch. "And we need to show lawmakers that if they keep being complacent about gun violence, they're not going to be reelected".

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