Angry Reaction From Survivors of Florida School Shooting Over President Trump's Tweet

An angry reaction from student survivors of the US high school shooting in Florida last week are being aimed towards US president Donald Trump after he tweeted that the FBI couldn't follow up leads provide to the agency about the alleged shooter cause they were too busy investigating the alleged collusion between his campaign team and Russia.

His tweet, on Saturday
read: “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion.”

The FBI had in a statement disclosed that it failed to act on a tip to the agency that the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, had the desire to kill and was in possession a gun.

Responding, 16 year old Morgan Williams, tweeted: “Oh my god. 17 OF MY CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS ARE GONE AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO MAKE THIS ABOUT RUSSIA???!! HAVE A DAMN HEART.”

Another student, 18-year-old Douglas senior, during NBC's “Meet the Press” program said to Trump: “You’re supposed to bring this nation together, not divide us, How dare you!”

Others are calling on lawmakers to take action to stop the continuous killing in US schools, instead playing the blame game. Carly Novell,  a senior at Douglas, said “You know what isn’t acceptable? Blaming everyone but the shooter and the lack of gun control in our country. You even blamed the students. We did report him, we tried. But how were we supposed to know what would happen? Your lack of sympathy proves how pitiful of a person you are.”

A teacher who survived the shooting, by those statements, the president was insulting the victims and their families. Sarah Lerner said: “This is the REAL NEWS. You came to Florida & didn’t talk to me, my students or my coworkers. You had a photo op & played golf. YOU are a disgrace to MY country.”

Meanwhile a movement against mass shootings, @NeverAgainMSD, has been started by one of the students survivors, Emma Gonzalez who on twitter said, “It’s time for change. Let’s make it happen.”

On Friday, hundreds of student survivors, parents, teacher and community leaders who took to the streets to register their displeasure over the loose nature of current gun control measures as they rallied at the Broward County federal courthouse.

The rally took place at the same time a gun show at the Dade County fairgrounds. The show went on despite several calls it to be canceled, with hundreds of people attending the show. Guns and accessories worth over $5 million was on display, including dozens of assault-style rifles, the type used in several US mass shooting in recent times.


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