President Trump addresses nation on deadly mass shooting

The president's address comes a day after a former student opened fire at a Florida high school with an AR-15 rifle, killing 17 people and injuring 14 more


Associated Press 

President Donald Trump said the nation is "joined together as one American family" after a shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people.

In a national address from the White House on Thursday, Trump said he wanted to speak directly to America's children, saying "you are never alone, and you never will be." He said no child should have to go to school fearing for their lives.

President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school. (Photo/AP)
President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school. (Photo/AP)

Trump said he'll travel to Florida meet with victims' families, explore how to better secure schools and "tackle the difficult issue of mental health."

He did not mention guns or gun control.

Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the Wednesday afternoon shooting in Parkland, Florida.

 
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Posted by The White House on Thursday, February 15, 2018
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