Florida massacre families to get millions for FBI's inaction
Federal officials have confirmed that the U.S. Department of Justice has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the families of most of those killed and wounded in a 2018 Florida high school massacre over the FBI’s failure to stop the gunman even though it had received information he intended to attack.
On Parkland anniversary, Biden calls for tougher gun laws
President Joe Biden used the the occasion to call on Congress to strengthen gun laws, including requiring background checks on all gun sales and banning assault weapons. The president used the occasion to call on Congress to strengthen gun laws, including requiring background checks on all gun sales and banning assault weapons. "For those of us who lost loved ones that day, it's pretty much like any other day. Even before the Parkland tragedy, there was already plenty of anguish in Florida over gun violence. “Today, as we mourn with the Parkland community, we mourn for all who have lost loved ones to gun violence,” he said.
Some teachers in Florida can carry guns inside classrooms now
Copyright 2019 CNN(CNN) - As of Oct. 1, some Florida teachers can carry firearms on campus. The measure is part of a controversial bill Florida Gov. The bill authorizes school districts to implement at least one school-safety officer per public school. Some districts already arm teachers; others have banned itArming teachers was already legal in some school districts before the mass shooting in Parkland. The Florida bill entered effect on the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people.
Teen With Same Name as Alleged Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Wants to Change It
Calls from the media flooded the home of Nikolas Marciel Cruz after a gunman opened fire at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, killing 17 and injuring many more. Nikolas Marciel Cruz lives in Sunrise, which neighbors Parkland, where Stoneman Douglas is located. It was the first of many instances where her son was confused for the teen allegedly responsible for the shooting, who authorities identified as Nikolas Jacob Cruz. Oh my god! the man exclaimed after Nikolas Marciel Cruz introduced himself, Moran said. And though Nikolas Marciel Cruz, who has high-functioning autism, plans to keep his first name, he wants a chance to start anew when he begins college, where he plans to study history, his mother said.