18.02.14 President on School Schooting

February 15, 2018
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Presidential Proclamation
Honoring Parkland Shooting Victims

President orders all American flags flown half-staff (at White House, public grounds, military posts, naval vessels & beyond) “until sunset, February 19, 2018” as “a mark of solemn respect for the victims.”

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Nationwide Address

  • President Trump spoke to the nation Thursday mid-morning; did not take questions.
  • Plans to visit Parkland, Florida.
  • Meeting w/governors & attorneys general re: school safety.
  • Reassured America’s children – mentioned mental health; no comment on guns/background checks.


“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.”

President Trump, Twitter, Feb 14, 2018 3:50 pm est (Florida shooting occurred around 230 pm est)

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“On just Monday, Parkland, Florida,A was listedA as one of the safest cities in the country.

On Wednesday, massive chaos rained down on this leafy community an hour north of Miami when a shooterA unloaded bulletsA at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School right before dismissal.”

Miami Herald

Snapshot of America

Parkland, Florida

  • Population: Approx 31,000
  • Diversity in community reflects America’s overall demographics (majority White, Black, Hispanic, Asian)
  • Middle Class/Upper Middle Class Community

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