Jimmy Kimmel attacks Donald Trump over response to 'senseless' Florida shooting

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he wanted the Justice Department to study how mental illness affected criminal behaviour, to better understand how law enforcement could use existing laws to prevent school shootings.

Another Cruz attorney says Cruz is a broken human being.

"I played on those fields, I went to those classes".

"And until we can honestly say that we're doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change", he wrote. "He followed me on Instagram". He also said an armed sheriff's deputy who works as a school resource officer was on campus Wednesday - and never encountered the shooter.

"As soon as I heard what happened, immediately in my mind was I should have done something".

"I'm only who I am because of this community", he said.

The massacre at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida, was the 18th school shooting this year. More than two dozen others were wounded.

The report details how Cruz dropped his gun and took off his vest to blend in with the crowds of students fleeing the school. Shelby Speno lived next door to Cruz.

Kimmel said he agreed with President Trump's sentiments that "No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning".

While Trump insisted he would do anything he could to help grieving families, Jimmy pointed out the insincerity of the claim given the President's reluctance to tighten gun control. "Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!"

It was around 2.30pm local time when Cruz walked into the school and opened fire on students and teachers, Sheriff Israel said.

"Anybody that makes a public statement like that definitely needs to be investigated", Bennight said. Investigators are trying to determine the true identity of the individual who posted the comment.

But the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which was tipped off about it in 2017, has said there was not enough information on "the time, location or the true identity of the person who made that comment".

The arrest affidavit added police authorities got several 911 calls just after 2:30 p.m. EST, which reported a shooting taking place at the school in Parkland.

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