( New York Post ) A student carrying a flag emblazoned with the word “Trump” was assaulted outside a high school in Minneapolis during Wednesday’s national school walkout, police said.
The unidentified flag-waving student was confronted by two classmates at Southwest High School as students gathered outside early Wednesday to protest gun violence after a shooting that left 17 people dead at a Florida high school last month, WCCO reports.
Six other students then joined the skirmish — which occurred across the street from the school — and took the flag from the victim. He suffered minor injuries and his camera was damaged, according to the station.
Police said a school resource officer intervened and stopped the confrontation. No arrests had been made as of late Wednesday, WCCO reports.
Calls seeking additional comment from police in Minneapolis were not immediately returned early Thursday.
Officials at Southwest High School referred inquiries to Minneapolis Public Schools. A spokesman for the district told The Post that a comment would be released on the matter later Thursday.
The First Lady posted a series of photographs and a brief video on social media of her meeting with 16-year-old Kyle Kashuv on Thursday.
He also sat down with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office shortly after.
The teenager survived the Valentine’s Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 students and staff.
He was forced to hide in a classroom closet while the gunman opened fire.
Kyle has been in Washington DC for the past few days meeting with various lawmakers to voice his concerns about gun control laws.
When meeting with the First Lady, Kyle showed her the ReachOut app, which he has been promoting in the wake of the deadly shooting at his school.
The app lets students reach students to discuss emotional or mental problems they might be experiencing.
‘Wonderful to meet @KyleKashuv today. His message of unity is one we should all share. Thank you for visiting us at the @WhiteHouse & hope you enjoyed your surprise meeting with @potus! Wishing you much success w @TheReachOutApp,’ Mrs Trump tweeted.
TEACHER STEPHANIE PETERSON ARRESTED OVER SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH 14-YEAR-OLD STUDENT SHE GAVE A ‘BOWL OF WEED’ TO SMOKE
- Stephanie Peterson, 26, was arrested in New Smyrna, Florida, on Wednesday
- Her alleged relations with the 14-year-old boy began in November last year
- The teen told his parents this week that she had been sending him nudes
- He also said she bought him marijuana and a ‘bowl to smoke it’, police said
- Peterson resigned from her science teacher position on Monday
- She was booked into jail on a charge of lewd or lascivious behavior
- She has been married to her firefighter husband Brandon since 2015
WTH! Broward County Sheriff Israel gave stand down order to his deputies and also stopped emergency personnel to enter school to help shooting victims.
Via Fox News:
Three high-ranking Florida officials close to the law enforcement response at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tell Fox News there was a delay in Emergency Medical Service getting into the school in the critical moments after Nikolas Cruz allegedly opened fire, killing 17 people and wounding at least 14 others.
Two separate sources told Fox News some of the EMS teams who requested to enter the school were told they could not. One source said it was the Broward County Sheriff’s Office – which was the commanding office – that ordered some of the EMS crews not to go into the school when they requested to enter.
“What’s going to come out is, in the communications on several circumstances, there was the request to enter… the request was denied from Broward County,” a Florida official told Fox News.
“When you have a police agency saying we don’t want you going in, that’s a problem,” another Florida official said. “The training since Columbine has been [that] first responders, police go in immediately with paramedics.”
TAMPA -– Thousands of gun enthusiasts flocked to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the Florida Gun Show event.
Organizers say they had a record number of people attend the event on Saturday, almost 7,000, and expect more Sunday.
Manager for the Florida Gun Show, George Fernandez, says they’ve never seen such a big crowd.
The company canceled the show in Fort Lauderdale next month after the Mayor asked them to show respect to the victims of the Stoneman Douglas shooting earlier this month.
With the heated debate over gun control staying front and center, Fernandez expressed concerns over proposed gun laws possibly restricting gun owners.
“Some of the people attending are afraid that future legislation will impact their gun ownership rights,” he says.
Florida lawmakers like Senator Bill Nelson want stricter laws to fix the so-called “Gun show loophole” which allows people to buy a gun at one of these events without getting a background check.
Read more: RECORD CROWD FLOCKS TO FL GUN SHOW
REVEALED: FL. SHOOTER NIKOLAS CRUZ WATCHED HIS DAD DIE, TRIED TO KILL HIMSELF BY DRINKING GASOLINE, CALLED COP AFTER HIS MOM DIED
Revealed: Florida school shooter watched his father die of a heart attack when he was just five, took a dead bird to school and ‘tried to kill himself’ before his 18th birthday by drinking gasoline
- Nikolas Cruz watched his father Roger die of a heart attack when he was five
- He had a tumultuous relationship with his younger brother Zachary, who admitted to bullying him during their childhood
- When he was 18, Cruz may have attempted to kill himself by drinking gasoline
- Cruz once brought a dead bird to school and held it near his crotch during reading class, a student said
- Tyra Hemans said she saw him holding it during class but never told a teacher
- He also attempted to kill many more than the 17 by trying to shoot out of a third floor window into the courtyard below him
- Cruz couldn’t because the window was shatterproof and hurricane resistant
Read more: REVEALED: Florida school shooter watched his father die of a heart attack when he was just five, took a dead bird to school and ‘tried to kill himself’ before his 18th birthday by drinking gasoline
It has been revealed that the infamous 19-year-old Florida school shooter who killed 17 people after he opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School called the police distressed after his mother passed away just months ago.
Nikolas Cruz called authorities just after Thanksgiving, saying he had been in a fight and was struggling with the death of his mother. ‘The thing is I lost my mother a couple of weeks ago, so like I am dealing with a bunch of things right now,’ he told police.
On January 5, just a month before the shooting, a woman who knew Cruz called the FBI tip line and said ‘I know he’s going to explode. ‘She said her biggest fear was that he might resort to entering a school and just start ‘shooting the place up.’
Forty days later Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida killing 17 people and injuring fourteen, five with life-threatening injuries.
- ‘When families break down, that’s where problems begin’: Ryan and Kelly Petty, Mormon parents of 14-year-old girl killed in Florida shooting say better family values, not gun control, are needed to stop another school massacre.
- ‘Strong families are vital to a peaceful, functioning society’
- ‘We wish and believe, that if somebody had been able to put their arms around him and show him some compassion and love to the extent that would have enabled him to get some help, things may have been very different last week.’
( Daily Mail ) The Mormon parents of a 14-year-old girl killed in last week’s Florida school shooting think better family values – not gun control – could have saved their daughter’s life, they said in a new interview.
Ryan and Kelly Petty told the Deseret News they believe admitted shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, is responsible for the loss of their daughter Alaina, but they also think he wasn’t given the love and support he needed after his adoptive parents died.
While many blame the shooting on weak gun control, and others such as President Trump suggest arming teachers is the solution, the Pettys think help for families is the way to stop the mass shootings epidemic.
‘Strong families are vital to a peaceful, functioning society,’ Ryan said.
‘When families break down, that’s where the problems begin. We need legislators and policymakers to pass legislation and create policies that strengthen families.’
‘We wish and believe, that if somebody had been able to put their arms around him and show him some compassion and love to the extent that would have enabled him to get some help, things may have been very different last week.’
Alaina’s parents are still piecing together what happened to their daughter. They said she was in her English class expecting to get picked up in about 30 minutes for an orthodontist appointment when Cruz walked into the high school and unleashed a bloodbath.
Read more: ‘When families break down, that’s where problems begin’: Mormon parents of 14-year-old girl killed in Florida shooting say better family values, not gun control, is needed to stop another school massacre