How Harry Potter became a rallying cry - with pictures - 26 March 2018
"Placards at the March For Our Lives protests on Saturday referenced JK Rowling’s best-selling book series.
Hephzibah Anderson looks at how tales of the boy wizard have influenced the movement."
US Students Lead Massive Protests to Demand Gun Control- Text + Audio + Pictures + Video-24 March 2018
"Hundreds of thousands took part in large “March for Our Lives” protests. They took place in major cities including Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago and Parkland, Florida. The February 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left 17 dead and many more injured."
Florida state passes gun control legislation in wake of Parkland school shooting- 10 March 2018
"Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims stood in the Florida Capitol and watched Gov. Rick Scott sign a far-reaching bill that places new restrictions on guns. Hours later, the National Rifle Association filed a federal lawsuit to block it."
The left is creating a crisis': conservative activists respond to Florida shooting - 27 February 2018
"CPAC – the annual conference for conservative activists, which is sponsored by the NRA – occurred less than two weeks after the Parkland school shooting.
The Guardian spoke with attendees including Sebastian Gorka, Katie Hopkins and Mark Burns about gun ownership, Parkland conspiracy theories and policy reform
in the wake of the massacre"
Can Arming Teachers Prevent School Shootings? - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 27 February 2018
"President Donald Trump has called for arming teachers as a way to stop school shootings.
His comments - following the recent deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida - have been criticized by students and organizations representing teachers" (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Student Activist: 'We Are Going to Make a Serious Difference' - Text + Audio - 25 February 2018
"Sofia Hidalgo is 15 years old and a student at Albert Einstein High School in Maryland.
She sat down with VOA Learning English’s Bryan Lynn to discuss her generation’s new sense of activism following the Parkland school shooting."
For Today’s U.S. Teens, School Shootings Are Common- Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 25 February 2018
"The young people who experienced the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida were born in or after 1999.
In that year, two students killed 13 classmates at Columbine High School in Colorado.
Since then, the United States has had six more of the ten deadliest school shootings in its history."
Trump: Florida school officer 'didn't have the courage' - with videos - 23 February 2018
"An armed officer who stood outside a Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week "certainly did a poor job", US President Donald Trump says." + Video: "He didn't have the courage" + Video: How young conservatives view #NeverAgain
Florida school shooting: Armed officer 'did not confront killer'- 23 February 2018
"An armed officer assigned to the Florida school where a gunman killed 17 people last week stood outside the building during the shooting
and did not intervene, the local sheriff says."
+ Video: Sheriff Scott Israel: "Peterson never went in"
+ Video: Seven things the NRA blames after Florida
+ Video: Florida shooting: Why the NRA wields so much power
+ Video: Teacher at Florida school where 17 people died says arming some teachers would be wrong
+ Video: Victim's father tells Trump of rage
CNN town hall in wake of Florida school shooting- 21 February 2018
"Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ben Nelson (D-FL), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and Broward county Sheriff Scott Israel answered questions from survivors of the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas high school shooting, teachers and parents of the victims."
Florida Students Press for Gun Law Change- Text + Audio + Pictures - 20 February 2018
"The students have organized a demonstration for Wednesday in the state’s capital of Tallahassee to put pressure on the Republican-controlled legislature."
Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread- 19 February 2018
"Pupils at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school criticise ‘divisive’ president amid plans for national walkout in support of gun controls" + Stop going on vacation and fix gun laws, angry Florida students tell Trump - video
+ 'How about we stop blaming the victims?': Florida shooting survivors speak at anti-gun rally – video
Third-graders are selling AR-15 raffle tickets in Missouri - 17 February 2018
"Third-graders in a Missouri community are continuing to sell raffle tickets for an AR-15 to benefit their traveling baseball team
after the same type of rifle was used to slaughter and injure dozens at a Florida school."
20 Years of School Shootings - a video - 16 February 2018
"Since 1998, there have been more than a dozen shootings at kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools that resulted in multiple deaths.
These are some of the victims."
Florida shooting: FBI admits it failed to investigate Nikolas Cruz tipoff- 16 February 2018 - Agency said report should have been investigated thoroughly
- FBI says caller expressed concerns Cruz could attack a school
- Jeff Sessions orders review of federal response to warnings + 'He shot through my door': survivors recount Florida high school shooting - video
+ 17 confirmed dead in 'horrific' attack on Florida high school – video report
Florida School Shooting Is One of Deadliest in US History- Text + Audio + Pictures - 15 February 2018
"Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. The shooting in Florida became the fourth deadliest school shooting in modern U.S. history."