Gov. Rick Scott signs school security and gun bill

Florida Senate passes bill to put restrictions on gun sales

Florida Senate passes bill to put restrictions on gun sales

The first calls show the operators' confusion, such as when a male inside the school, possibly a student, whispers, "There's shots at Stoneman Douglas, Someone is shooting up the school at Stoneman Douglas".

He faces a maximum sentence of either execution or life in prison without parole if convicted.

The next step will be an arraignment for Cruz, where a judge likely would enter a not guilty plea for him to keep the process moving.

The Florida Education Association sent a letter to Scott on Thursday saying only trained law enforcement officers should have guns in schools. During most of that call, the woman's daughter says little as she and the only other student in the classroom - which did not have a teacher in it - were trying not to call attention to themselves.

Several of the callers who were not at the school do not appear to yet understand the severity of the violence, and a dispatcher sounds incredulous when she is told there is a shooter at the high school.

One parent describes how the gunman shot out a pane of glass in the door of the classroom where her daughter was hiding.

She soon instructs the man to tell the girls to remain silent and turn off their cellphone ringers in case the shooter is nearby. It also seeks to improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies.

It's interesting to note that Governor Scott has an A-plus rating from the NRA, but he told reporters after he signed the bill that he actually never talked to the gun lobby about the bill.

From Arizona to Washington, young people walked out of schools in support of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High survivors who mobilized behind an emotional movement calling for a ban on weapons such as the one used to kill their friends and teachers. James Snead and the couple's attorney, Jim Lewis, wore silver "17" pins to honor the victims of the shooting.

Mother: "All I can hope is that it was the police that she heard and that they didn't come out.thinking it was the police".

Cruz was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder.

"My son has my full support should he choose to peacefully demonstrate in favor of school safety, gun control, or any other issue that he deems worthy", said parent Andrea Pastorelli Smith.

Broward County Sheriff's Office released the calls they received during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14 as well radio transmissions made by its deputies and Coral Springs police officers attending the scene of the massacre. We call on more states to follow Florida's lead and create meaningful legislation to make all schools safer. He says Florida "passed a lot of very good legislation last night".

The guardian program allows school districts to work with sheriff's offices to train volunteer school staff to have weapons in the event of a campus attack.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott hasn't said if he'll sign the bill.

Parkland shooting survivors and gun control advocates say the semi-automatic weapons are too unsafe to be available to the public. Now, just a couple of hours after Governor Scott signed the bill into law, the National Rifle Association filed a suit to block it.

The governor, who met with victims' families in Tallahassee before his announcement, expressed reservations about the provision but said local officials would decide whether to enact it.

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