Education issues

In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 photo, John Greenberg, center, 17, talks with his friends outside his home in Parkland, Fla. Greenberg and his friends are juniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a former student shot and killed more than a dozen people on Wednesday. Greenberg managed to escape uninjured, and was coming to terms with the tragedy by talking through it with his close friends. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
February 16, 2018 - 11:58 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would...
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A Broward County sheriff's deputy escorts a protestor away from the door of the courtroom where a hearing was held for school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Broward County Court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cruz is accused of opening fire Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., killing more than a dozen people and injuring several. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald via AP, Pool)
February 16, 2018 - 11:42 am
Just months after his 18th birthday, Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon. But there were limits on what he could purchase at his age. Cruz wasn't old enough to buy any of the handguns at the store. But there's no such restriction for rifles, shotguns or the AR-15 that police...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock, when a former student opened fire at the school, killing more than a dozen people and injuring others Wednesday afternoon. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
February 16, 2018 - 11:39 am
The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising concerns about whether the FBI missed signs that might have stopped a mass shooting. Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and video blogger noticed a comment on one of his YouTube videos that said, "I'm going to be a professional school...
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A woman places flowers at one of 17 crosses placed for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 16, 2018 - 11:39 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 11:35 a.m. At the first funeral for a victim of the Florida high school shooting, mourners packed the Star of David chapel to remember 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff. Those outside Friday stood...
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Rich and Rachel Castleberry visit one of seventeen crosses after a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday. With them are their children Mila, 9, left, Jack, 5, center, and Lucy, 7. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
February 16, 2018 - 10:32 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A grieving mother who directed her anger at President Donald Trump on live television after the Florida school shooting isn't done shouting. And she's made it personal, invoking...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Diplomatic Room of the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, about the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 16, 2018 - 10:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's response to the Florida school shooting (all times local): 10:01 a.m. President Donald Trump says he leaves for Florida Friday to "meet with some of the bravest people." Trump's tweet did not elaborate on his plans. But White House officials...
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This undated photo shows Joaquin Oliver, known by his nickname "Guac." Oliver, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was killed when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Courtesy of Tyra Hemans via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 9:04 am
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly shooting...
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EDITORS AND LIBRARIANS: KILL FROM YOUR SYSTEMS AND ARCHIVES PHOTO MH204, SLUGGED SCHOOL SHOOTING FLORIDA VICTIMS AND TRANSMITTED ON FEB. 15, 2018. THE SOURCE HAS WITHDRAWN PERMISSION TO USE THE PHOTO. This undated photo taken from the Facebook page of Claudette McMahon Joshi shows her great niece, Alaina Petty, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Petty was killed when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Courtesy of Claudette McMahon Joshi via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 8:27 am
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly shooting...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 photo, Jonathan Blank, center, 16, talks with his friends outside his home in Parkland, Fla. Blank and his friends are juniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a shooter killed more than a dozen people on Wednesday. Four people were killed in Blank's classroom by the gunfire, and he was able to escape after police cleared his classroom. "I've never heard anything that loud, ever," Jonathan said of the gunshots. (AP Photo/ Jason Dearen)
February 16, 2018 - 7:58 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — It was the final period of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Jonathan Blank was in history class, learning about the Holocaust. Across campus, five of his friends, pals since grade school, sat in different classrooms watching the clock. In 19 minutes, school would...
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This photo taken from the Facebook page of Shawn Malone Reeder Sherlock shows an undated photo of her niece, Gina Montalto, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Montalto was killed when former student Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Facebook via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 7:16 am
When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, he claimed the lives of students with their whole lives ahead of them, along with those of the teachers who tried to protect them. Here is a look at the 17 people who authorities say died in the deadly shooting...
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