US President Donald Trump stressed Thursday making schools more secured and tackling mental health in the wake of a mass shooting at a Florida high school with 17 fatalities, as it has sparked debates on gun control in the country long plagued by gun violence.
"I want you to know you are never alone and never will be", Trump said on Thursday (Friday NZT), before urging young people to turn for help to "a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader". He has focused on treatment of mental illness.
Declaring the nation united and grieving with "one heavy heart", President Donald Trump is promising to tackle school safety and "the hard issue of mental health" in response to the deadly shooting in Florida.
Governor Rick Scott addressed the crowd and said only a prayer, asking god to comfort the victims.
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"You have people who care about you, who love you, and who will do anything at all to protect you", the president said from the White House.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the U.S.
Sessions made the remarks Thursday morning to the Major County Sheriffs' Association.
Following a church shooting in Texas last November, Trump also emphasized mental health, arguing the attack was not a "guns situation".
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"This is not the time to jump to some conclusion, not knowing the full facts", the Wisconsin Republican told reporters, adding that lawmakers need to look at "gaps" in laws that may allow mentally ill people to get guns. Our administrators received a tip that a student may have a weapon on campus. "At first, I thought this is going to be our active shooter drill, until I heard more gunshots and, over the radio, three victims down".