President Donald Trump says he will visit the Florida community where a former student massacred 17 people in a shooting spree inside a high school.
Trump offered no timetable in a Thursday address but said he will travel to Parkland, Florida, to comfort the grieving and “continue coordinating the federal response.”
His government will be working with state and local authorities “to help secure our schools and tackle the difficult issue of mental health,” Trump said.
Better securing schools will be a “top priority” at a planned meeting this month with governors and state attorneys general from around the country, he said.
Also, Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling for better regulation to keep unstable people from obtaining weapons after 17 people were slain in a shooting spree at a high school outside Miami.
“We need to make sure that individuals with mental illness do not touch a gun,” the Republican politician said during a news conference on Thursday in Parkland, Florida.
Also, previously expelled 19-year-old killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel vowed to be “very animated” in demanding that the U.S. find ways to prevent mass shootings.
“This community is hurting right now,” he said. (dpa/NAN)