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Grieving mother: 'President Trump, please do something!'

Grieving mother: 'President Trump, please do something!'

The agency acknowledged the tip-off on Friday, as anger mounted in the U.S. over the authorities' handling of the issue.

The outlet also reports 12 more people are now receiving treatment for injuries related to the mass shooting, which ranks as one of the deadliest in USA history.

Seventeen people were killed Wednesday in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Teachers at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, from which the suspect was expelled, are said to have been warned by school authorities about Cruz's behaviour.

FBI Director Christopher Wray has come under fire for the agency's handling of tips about Nikolas Cruz.

The tip appeared unrelated to a previously reported YouTube comment in which a person named Nikolas Cruz said, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter".

But when political leaders' prayers for the victims of gun violence aren't followed by concrete steps toward ending that violence, some religious leaders say the spiritual gesture can feel like empty gestures ― especially when the prayers are coming from politicians who accept financial support from the National Rifle Association.

The mother of a 14-year-old Jewish girl killed in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, has a heartbreaking but powerful message for President Donald Trump. Authorities said Mr Cruz had confessed to his crime. A man with a record of mental-health difficulties, he legally bought the AR-15 assault-style rifle he used in the attack legally in Florida a little under a year ago.

Broward County police released further details of the suspect's movements before and after the shooting.

He abandoned his weapon and ammunition and left the school by foot, blending in with crowds of students who were being evacuated by police. "Don't you dare let anyone say it's too soon to be talking about it, because you said it after Vegas, you said it after Sandy Hook, you say that after every one of these eight now fatal school shootings we had in this country this year", he said.

The school shooting in Florida has triggered outrage over the lack of action on gun control and a demand for Congress to do more to stop gun violence.

With tears rolling down her face, Lori Alhadeff screamed into a microphone and begged the President to address the nation's deadly gun epidemic.

"President Trump, please do something!".

"Though we are passing more laws and putting more gun control in place, nothing is changing", said Andy Chernoff, of Coliseum Gun Traders.

Investigators are looking into a possible connection to a white supremacist group in Florida.

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