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Students in our area memorialize victims of Florida school shooting

18 February 2018

In one case, 19 minutes, from the time they were shot.

"The job they've done is incredible", Mr Trump said at Broward Health North hospital, referring to the medical staff. "How about we stop blaming the victims for something that was the shooter's fault?!"

Trump 's visit to the Parkland area, not far from his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he will spend the long President's Day weekend, was not announced in advance, perhaps because he risked being greeted with angry demands for action on gun laws.

"Give them a raise", he said. This is his 13th visit to Palm Beach since becoming president. With his wife Melania, he also paid his respects to law enforcement officials in Fort Lauderdale, telling officers he hoped they were "getting the credit" they deserved.

Trump replied: "You can count on it".

Senator Rubio, who arrived with Trump in Air Force One, shared his thoughts. This happens too often.

"We are not doing what is necessary to address the problem that we have at hand", said Burris. "This is not fair to our families and our children [to] go to school and have to get killed!". White House spokesman Raj Shah said only that Trump would meet with victims "very soon".

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The First Lady shared a few words for the community as well.

"It's illogical that the law says a minor can't have a drink but can buy a gun", said 47-year-old Mavy Rubiano, whose child survived the shooting. They are our future. "I would have said without me, they never would have found him".

As he departed, Trump ignored shouted questions from journalists about a report in The New Yorker magazine that he had an affair in 2006 with a Playboy model.

"Something actually does need to happen". He was a former student and was expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons.

"I just got back from the hospital". I think that's what they want us to think. The response to the shooting followed a similar pattern as other gun-related massacres in the United States - with offerings of prayer, thoughts, and condolences.

"As a high school student it was terrifying, but it wasn't surprising because it's one of the norms that are present in our generation today", said Courtney Copeland. "President Trump, please do something!"

Trump, who frequently boasts about his support for the National Rifle Association, promised to tackle school safety and "the hard issue of mental health", even though his proposed 2019 budget includes millions of dollars in cuts to federal programs addressing both issues.

Students in our area memorialize victims of Florida school shooting