Hundreds of students leave school, walk to shooting site

US Teachers And Students Prepare For Nationwide Schools Walkout For Gun Control

Parkland students to march on Florida Capitol to demand changes to gun laws

Some of them have already sat in on legislative sessions and met individually with some lawmakers.

While other students have come out in large support of increased gun control, Minoff explained to MSNBC's Brian Williams that he doesn't necessarily think that's the answer. The gunman killed 17 people and wounded another 14.

A so-called "Education Plan" from a school for emotionally disturbed students - which he attended before Stoneman Douglas High School - show that the school board knew that he was preoccupied with wars, terrorism and people being killed.

The students also met with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a leading Republican candidate for governor who has called himself a "proud NRA sellout".

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - A former student accused of last week's deadly shooting at a Florida high school returned to court for a hearing on Monday in a case that has galvanized advocates of stricter gun control, including numerous rampage survivors.

West Boca High is about 10 miles north of Douglas High.

Meantime Florida lawmakers will experience the Parkland students' political motivation firsthand when they arrive at the state Capitol this Wednesday to speak to members of the Legislature.

There is an excitement among the students, who sense that they may be on the cusp of starting a national movement.

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"We're fighting for you guys, we're fighting for the friends we lost, we're fighting for the future kids that we're going to have", Whitney told the crowd. And when it was over, the nation began to hear these students' furious demands for change in real time, too. "Kids were saying things like "We do have a voice, ' 'Things have to change" and 'You can't stop us from walking off to prove that we care, ' " Little said in an email.

The debate on gun control is not limited to Florida. Now they have announced a nationwide march, March For Our Lives, demanding action to be taken to create stricter gun laws.

Asked about the Parkland students upset that an assault rifle ban wasn't considerd, Oliva said he wants them to understand the "unintended consequences" of such a ban. But signaling a possible shift, state Senator Bill Galvan, the chamber's next president, called for a bill to raise the legal age limit for purchasing assault rifles from 18 to 21, the same as it is for handguns.

Is Trump addressing the concerns?

Republicans accused the Democrats of forcing the issue after 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz allegedly used an AR-15 to carry out the Stoneman Douglas shooting.

It can be bought for as little as $100 (£70) without the need for a criminal background check.

But Democratic Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said more can be done to help prevent mass shootings and other types of gun violence.

Media captionWhat has Donald Trump said about guns and gun control? However, efforts to change the legislation stalled in Congress.

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