The Florida high school shootng on Wednesday has resulted in the death of at least 17 adults and children as former student unleashed a hail of gunfire, killing at least 17 adults and children, authorities said.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered government flags flown at half-staff through Monday in honor of victims of the Florida high school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a public school of some 3,000 students outside Boca Raton.
The school is closed for the rest of the week, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said. The district will offer grief counseling to students and their families.
“This has been a day where we’ve seen the worst of humanity. Tomorrow is gonna bring out the best in humanity as we come together to move forward from this unspeakable tragedy,” he said.
The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons, Runcie said. He is due in court Thursday.
The shooting, which is among the 10 deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, revived debate over gun control while American politicians offered their condolences.
“My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school,” US President Donald Trump said.
Barack Obama weighs in on Florida Shooting.
Former US President, Barack Obama took to his twitter page to mourn the loss of lives recorded during the Florida school shooting.
He expressed grief and reiterated that the first job of the nation of America is to protect the kids and put all measures in place to ensure that they are secure from harm, one of which includes the long overdue gun safety laws which President Trump seems to be slow to enact despite pressure from Americans and media houses particularly.