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We encourage you to pray with us for courage and comfort for those who have suffered this great loss.

In wake of the deadly school shooting, Florida's governor declared February 14th as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Remembrance Day.

Jean found himself face-to-face with the gunman, who was trying to get into a first-floor classroom. He threw his cellphone at the man and then sprinted from the building, fracturing his foot as he leaped over a stairwell.

As school shootings become a growing concern, police in Georgia yesterday arrested a high school teacher who barricaded himself inside a classroom and fired a handgun when the principal tried to force the door open. It sparked a nationwide debate over school safety, with student survivors calling for dramatic changes to gun laws. They both told me that they're - they don't want to comment yet on it since it just came out.

Students wearing memorial T-shirts snaked their way through crowds of well-wishers, who passed out carnations and held up signs of support.

As Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Emma Gonzalez said so poignantly: "We are going to be the kids you read about in textbooks".

Another change 15-year-old Carman-Ainsworth High freshman Ana Shaw would like to see is providing proper mental health evaluations and treatment for individuals dealing with issues. Numerous students, like senior Maria Stevens, said they were ready to go back but were still a little anxious.

"I'm excited. I want to see my friends and my teachers", Bruna said, wearing a maroon Stoneman Douglas High T-shirt and matching sneakers. The student made more than one statement that threatened the safety and well being of fellow students, according to a press release from Sheriff Robert Holland and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Chris Baldwin.

Another poll by Rasmussen shows that almost half of Americans with school-aged children also support the arming of teachers and almost 70 percent support armed security in schools.

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Additional armed guards will patrol the campus for the remainder of the school year.

Andrew Pollack - the father of 18-year-old victim Meadow, accompanied by his therapy dog Sunny - said he was determined to be the 'face of the last father of a murdered kid'.

CONFESSED Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz calmly told an Uber driver he was headed to "music class" just minutes before carrying out his murderous rampage.

Florida's legislature has fought off a weapons ban, but its mulling a program that would arm and train teachers.

These students will continue their national fight for gun control with a mass protest planned next month in Washington.

For many students, the last two weeks have been punctuated by vigils, marches, funerals for classmates and teachers, and trips to grief counseling.

Out of nearly 3,300 students, only 15 have asked for information on other school options in the county, Runcie said. Some colleges have declared that students who receive these marks against them will still be considered when applying for admission.

"Looking forward to tomorrow Eagles!" And what the - what Dick's has done today is taking that a step maybe even further, saying, we're not - it's not about the NRA; it's about these kind of guns, these high-powered semi-automatic weapons, not selling those - the high-capacity clips. Later in the day, Walmart announced that it would no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.

"It's unconditional love. They don't judge people, they give them whatever comfort they need", she said.