In light of the Florida shooting and the words I'd heard from high schoolers the previous day, I asked some of the college students in attendance what they thought should be done to address gun violence in America.
The comments tie into Trump's push to arm some educators, including teachers, to deter school shootings.
Runcie told reporters outside the Parkland school that he did not want to see teachers in his district carrying guns in the future. Mr Peterson was assigned to the school as a resource officer and on the campus when shooting began. Israel suspended Peterson without pay on Thursday morning, he said, and Peterson then chose to resign. "But he certainly did a poor job, there's no question about that".
Samuel Zeif, an 18-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., cries after speaking during a listening session with President Donald Trump and students and teachers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
Students who survived the Feb 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have stepped up pressure on the governor to take action to protect their schools, demanding stricter gun control laws. Police say Nikolas Cruz, 19, shot and killed 17 people in and outside of the building. Scott said banning specific weapons would not fix the problem.
"I think he remained outside for upwards of four minutes", said Sheriff Israel in a news conference. He also said the school was reviewing its "emergency management and response procedures".
"I'm hopeful and I'm confident that things will go well, because we are one voice - we are one powerful voice", he said. "You need law enforcement that is well trained..."
Teams across the Major League Baseball wore the hats, which feature an interlocking "SD", to honor the 17 victims of the February 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.