Mother of FL Shooting Victim Makes Heartbreaking Plea For Action: ‘President Trump, Please Do Something!’
The mother of a 14-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Wednesday’s massacre at a Florida high school reacted with anguished grief when given a microphone on CNN — directing her fury towards lawmakers for allowing the tragedy.
“How do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school?” cried Lori Alhadeff, the mother of Alyssa Alhadeff, a soccer player at the Parkland, Florida high school who was slain in the shooting.
“The gunman, a crazy person, just walks right into the school, knocks down the window of my child’s door, and starts shooting, shooting her! And killing her!”
“President Trump, you say what can you do? You can stop the guns from getting into these children’s hands!” she said. “Put metal detectors at every entrance to the schools.”
“This is not fair to our families, that our children go to school, and have to get killed!”
Alhadeff then told CNN she had just spent two hours arranging her 14-year-old daughter’s funeral.
“President Trump, please do something!”
Alhadeff’s words were so powerful that after her appearance, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin had to take a pause, speaking through tears to her next guest.
Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at the Florida high school, returned to its campus with an AR-15 assault rifle on Wednesday and opened fire on students and teachers. Through the massacre, he killed 17 people and wounded more than a dozen others. He was apprehended by police and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
Watch above, via CNN.
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