Florida shooting: Donald Trump says arming teachers could prevent school massacres

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Students across Florida walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to push for gun law reform.

The topic of gun control came back into the forefront last week when a gunman opened fire on the high school leaving 17 people dead in Parkland, Florida.

A new Quinnipiac poll conducted after the Parkland shooting shows more than 2-to-1 support nationwide for banning "assault weapons". 21 they were joined at a rally in Tallahassee by hundreds of other students to make voices heard and demand that laws change to prevent these national tragedies.

Four students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School accused at least six Florida state lawmakers of refusing to meet with them, CNN reported Wednesday.

The principal at Boone High School in Orange County told students that they will face consequences for insubordination.

"This is a movement and it starts with us #PrayingforParkland", wrote a Lake Howell student on Twitter, who also posted a photo of students gathered together outside.

"Everybody needs to remember we are just children". "So if you want to see change, you have to go to the polls and tell the people who will not protect you that their time is up".

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Parents also met students there for support and to drive them home afterward.

"We've been just going office to office all morning and it's just been frustrating, to say the least", student Ryan Deitsch said. "We are coming after every single one of you and demanding that you take action, demanding that you make a change".

At least eight Osceola schools had students take part in the walkouts.

"I don't know how to explain it except I know that I need to take charge of these feelings I'm having", she said.

"I signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns", he said.

Florida school shooting survivor Alfonso Calderon said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's suggestion of arming teachers and school staff with weapons to enhance school safety was a "terrible idea".

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