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Father of Parkland Survivors Killed in Armed Robbery

Ayub Ali was shot Tuesday, months after his son and daughter survived the attack at their school

(Newser) - Months after two siblings survived the school shooting in Parkland, Florida , gun violence has again rocked their family and, this time, they weren't as lucky. Per NBC Miami , Ayub Ali was killed in an armed robbery of his North Ft. Lauderdale convenience store. The Broward County Sheriff's Office... More »

Jimmy Fallon Surprises Grads in Parkland, Florida

The late night host told the shooting survivors 'don't let anything stop you'

(Newser) - The senior class from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon , who urged graduates to move forward and "don't let anything stop you." Four families were to receive diplomas for loved ones... More »

Ted Nugent: Parkland Kids 'Have No Soul'

Defends NRA, says that 'level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity'

(Newser) - Even as Laura Ingraham was hemorrhaging advertisers for criticizing Parkland survivors, Ted Nugent was pulling no punches on the "mushy brained children," saying their attacks on "the good law-abiding families of America" is "deep in the category of soulless. These poor children ... it hurts me to... More »

One of The Most Gripping Moments From the Gun Rallies

Emma Gonzalez stood in silent protest for as long as it took Parkland shooter to gun down 17

(Newser) - Emma Gonzalez stood silent in front of thousands gathered for the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, DC, on Saturday. "Chin high and tears streaming," as the AP describes her, her entire gripping moment stretched for 6 minutes and 20 seconds, the amount of time Gonzalez... More »

Prosecutors Will Seek Death for Nikolas Cruz

It's still possible a plea deal could be reached

(Newser) - Florida prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz in the fatal shooting of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The office of Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz filed the formal notice Tuesday. The 19-year-old Cruz is scheduled for formal... More »

Governor Signs 'Historic' Gun Bill After Parkland

Meanwhile, Parkland 911 calls were released

(Newser) - Among the newly released recordings of 911 calls from the Parkland school shooting, the parents of a 17-year-old girl can be heard telling a dispatcher that their daughter is texting from a classroom where the door's glass was shot out. "Three shot in her room. Oh, my God.... More »

He Guessed Shooting Victim Was Older Than 15. It Saved Her

Lt. Laz Ojeda made the call to take Parkland victim not to a children's hospital, but to a closer facility

(Newser) - Maddy Wilford was shot multiple times in the Parkland school massacre and was near death as first responders tended to her after the shooting. But an observant Coral Springs Fire Department lieutenant asked the teen an important question as they prepared to whisk her away, and it was one that... More »

Parkland Students Return, Told to Not Bring Backpacks

'Come ready to start the healing process and #RECLAIMTHENEST'

(Newser) - Members of the Broward County Police Benevolent Association handed carnations out to students as they entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School two weeks after a former student gunned down 17 people inside the freshman building. A long line of cars bringing people back to the school in Parkland, Fla.... More »

With a Major Gun Move, Dick's 'Steers Into the Storm'

Company will no longer sell assault-style rifles in wake of the Florida school shooting

(Newser) - Dick's Sporting Goods' CEO "is deliberately steering his company directly into the storm," is how the New York Times characterizes the company's Wednesday morning announcement: The sports retailer says it will no longer sell assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines in its stores or online, and will... More »

Dad Accused CNN of 'Scripting' Town Hall; CNN Releases Emails

Parkland survivor's dad admits he left critical words out of exchange he sent to media outlets

(Newser) - An emotional CNN town hall last week after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School focused on gun control and school safety, but the network soon found itself in a tiff with the family of one of the survivors. Conservative outlets went after CNN for "scripting"... More »

Florida Governor Breaks With NRA on Guns

Rick Scott wants to bar anyone under 21 from buying one; does not want to arm teachers

(Newser) - Just over a week after the murder of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Florida Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a plan Friday to keep his state's students safer: a $500 million proposal to ban bump stocks, restrict people under age 21 from purchasing guns, and prohibit the... More »

A Famously Armed Teacher Responds to Trump's Idea

Joel Myrick stopped a school shooter in 1997

(Newser) - President Trump picked up where he left off Wednesday night , taking to Twitter on Thursday morning to expound upon his idea of arming teachers. "I never said 'give teachers guns' like was stated on Fake News @CNN & @NBC," he began . "What I said was to... More »

Victim's Father Calls Rubio 'Pathetically Weak'

Senator, NRA spokeswoman jeered at an emotional town hall

(Newser) - Sen. Marco Rubio and NRA national spokeswoman Dana Loesch encountered the raw emotion of school shooting survivors and the parents of victims at a town hall meeting in Sunrise, Fla., Wednesday night. In one of the most heated exchanges, Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime died in the Parkland shooting, told... More »

Minutes Before Shooting, Suspect Texted a Friend

Nikolas Cruz said he was going to the movies

(Newser) - The Florida couple allowing Nikolas Cruz to live with them has revealed a chilling text he sent to their son just a few minutes before the shooting rampage at a Florida high school last week. "He told my son he's going to the movies," James Snead tells... More »

The Students Are Angry. Will Their Movement Last?

A few factors might give the Parkland protesters staying power, including their age

(Newser) - The movement of young people demanding tougher gun laws after last week's shooting in Florida arrived at the White House Monday, where teens staged a "lie-in" to represent those shot at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, reports NBC4 Washington . "It's really important to express our anger,... More »

Petition: Parkland Student Hero Should Get Full Military Funeral

Peter Wang held doors for fleeing students, staff; another student hero recovers at a local hospital

(Newser) - Amid the grief and anger, stories of inspiration and heroism continue to emerge out of the Parkland school shooting last week, and a petition is now in place to honor one of the late students who helped his classmates escape to safety. The Sun Sentinel reports that the petition on... More »

Florida Shooting Suspect's Fate Remains Up in the Air

Prosecutors have not yet said if they'll pursue the death penalty against Nikolas Cruz

(Newser) - The evidence against the Florida school shooting suspect is so overwhelming, the main question revolving around the trial of Nikolas Cruz might be whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison. The fate of 19-year-old Cruz, who faces 17 counts of first-degree... More »

Family on Fla. Suspect: 'We Had Monster Living Under Our Roof'

Kimberly and James Snead said they had no idea Nikolas Cruz was allegedly capable of Parkland shooting

(Newser) - On Friday, the family that was housing Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz wasn't ready to speak out about him, with a "visibly emotional Kimberly Snead" telling the New York Post to respect her family's privacy. On Saturday, however, both Snead and her husband, James, spoke to the South ... More »

In the Works: School Protests to Take On 'American Carnage'

One is set for the anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine

(Newser) - The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins, and other actions on school campuses across the US aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Organizers behind the Women's March are calling for a 17-minute walkout on... More »

Nikolas Cruz: First a Breakup, Then the Cutting

Teen posted images of himself cutting his arms on Snapchat, and investigation began

(Newser) - The problems reportedly started over a girl. Nikolas Cruz's mother in 2016 told investigators that his girlfriend had cheated on him and that she and the girl's mother had encouraged the teens to "end the relationship because it was unhealthy for everyone." Why Lynda Cruz told... More »

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