Stars call for action after Florida shooting: 'We must do more'

An emotional Jimmy Kimmel opened his show Thursday night by speaking to both his audience and President Donald Trump.

"An AR-15 is not for hunting, it is for killing", said Sen.

Trump was already set to leave Friday for a weekend at his Palm Beach resort.

Pence is addressing the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school during a stop in San Antonio, Texas. He then said that one of the first acts of Trump's presidency was to roll back a regulation created to keep firearms out of the hands of the mentally ill. He did promise to tackle school safety and "the hard issue of mental health".

He says the administration is working with state and local leaders "to help secure our schools" and focus on the issue of mental health. He said he wants his department to study how mental health and criminality intersect.

In the wake of a Florida school shooting that killed 17 people and injured at least 14, schools around the Twin Cities Thursday were reminding parents of measures the schools have taken to protect their students.

Trump called on Americans to "answer hate with love, answer cruelty with kindness", after a troubled 19-year-old former pupil gunned-down students and teachers at the school.

Thank you. And God Bless you all. Aside from ordering flags to half-mast, the White House had nothing further to say about the tragedy after Trump's remarks.

Kimmel said he agrees, "and here's what you do to fix that".

The initial hearing takes place without the subject present, and the subject usually will not learn a restraining order has been issued until police contact them about turning over their guns. Earlier Thursday, he suggested the suspect was "mentally disturbed". "Keeping the victims and their families in my thoughts", singer Britney Spears wrote alongside a poster reading "Pray for Parkland".

The White House says President Donald Trump will address the nation about the Florida school shooting at 11 a.m. EST.

Students who attended the school on the day of the shooting told education officials, including Florida district superintendent Robert Runcie, that something must be done immediately.

When gunfire began ringing out in the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday afternoon, students fearing for their lives texted their loved ones goodbye.

He called the shooting "bad for Florida and the country".

Postings under the name Nikolas Cruz included threatening comments under videos on YouTube and other sites, including "I whana shoot people with my AR-15" (sic), "I wanna die Fighting killing s**t ton of people" and "I am going to kill law enforcement one day they go after the good people".

Take, for example, what it counted as the year's first: On the afternoon of January 3, a 31-year-old man who had parked outside a MI elementary school called police to say he was armed and suicidal. "We still haven't even talked about it". "Neighbours and classmates knew he was a big problem".

  • Joey Payne