Wednesday, a former student opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people and wounding 14, according to authorities. The 19-year-old suspect, Nikolas Cruz, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.
It was widely reported there were so many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. (VIDEO BELOW)
The President and many came forward sending prayers and condolences to the families of the victims. (VIDEO BELOW)
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
This is the 3rd massacre that has happened since President Trump has taken office, and Thursday morning, he came forward addressing the nation with heartfelt words of comfort.
“In times of tragedy, the bonds that sustain us are those of family, faith, community, and country. These bonds are stronger than the forces of hatred and evil – and these bonds grow even stronger in the hours of our greatest need.”
“We are all joined together as one American family and your suffering is our burden also,” the president said. (VIDEO BELOW)
Our President is not afraid to speak about Jesus Christ while addressing the nation.
He quoted scripture saying, “In these moments of heartache and darkness we hold on to God’s Word in Scripture. ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you.’ We trust in that promise, and we hold fast to our fellow Americans in their time of sorrow.”
The President also expressed a personal message for children.
“I want to speak now directly to America’s children, especially those who feel lost, alone, confused, or even scared. I want you to know that you are never alone and you never will be. You have people who care about you, who love you, and who will do anything at all to protect you. If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer, or a faith leader.”
“In these moments of heartache and darkness, we hold onto God’s word in Scripture: ‘I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you.'”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 15, 2018
President Trump ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset Monday, saying in a statement: “Our Nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones in the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 15, 2018