President Donald Trump will address the country today in light of the tragic events that took place in Parkland, Florida. The speech is scheduled for 11 a.m. EST.
Earlier today, the White House released a Presidential Proclamation in recognition of the 17 people killed and others who were wounded after a shooter attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
President Donald J. Trump has issued a Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Parkland, Florida and directing that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff at home and abroad. https://t.co/4e9NPWU4KQ pic.twitter.com/QQmoLRphJX
— Department of State (@StateDept) February 15, 2018
Trump has been in contact with local law enforcement and first responders, and based on his tweet earlier today, it seems he will speak about the importance of reporting warning signs as he tries to comfort the nation.
So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018
This latest school shooting has prompted new discussions about gun control and violence prevention throughout the country. It is believed that the shooter legally purchased his weapons despite the fact that he was expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, and people were aware of his troubled personality and the disturbing content he posted on social media.
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