CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 14, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Parkland, Florida: Randi Kaye) The shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland with the later arrest of the shooter reviewed; scenes shown from outside the building. [WOMAN, STUDENT, voice of mother Lissette ROZENBLET†- describe what happened in the school.] The reports from the parents about the students inside, what the arrested shooter is saying discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with teacher Melissa Falkowsji†; inset video from outside the school shown. [FALKOWSJI - expresses her confused feelings about how she is dealing with this; describes what happened after the fire alarm went off, the drills for an active shooter in the school, what she & her students did hiding in the classroom until the SWAT team got them out.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired FBI agents James Gagliano & Philip Mudd, former public safety director Cedric Alexander, former Homeland Security official Juliette Kayem about the school shooting. [GAGLIANO, MUDD, ALEXANDER, KAYYEM - offer views on the lessons learned after Columbine about "active shooters": to get to the shooter as quickly as possible, what the fire alarm going off did, how crowd sourcing crime is getting bigger, the need to protect Second Amendment rights while preventing these kinds of events, the need to examine planning, the questions about Cruz's last few months.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Shimon Prokupecz) How the suspect is providing information about the shooting that indicates planning, how he escaped, his social media postings, the AR-15 gun, how he was expelled from the school a year ago, the FBI role in the investigation discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The voices of the first responders to the school shooting played with photos from outside the school shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Deerfield Beach, Florida: Kyung Lah) The treatment at the hospital of the wounded discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A video from inside a classroom during the shooting introduced; video shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Atlanta: Drew Griffin) The background of the shooter with his social media postings quoted, how he was expelled from school for disciplinary reasons discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Representative Ted Deutch; inset video & photos shown from outside the school. [DEUTCH - talks about what is being learned about casualty figures, what needs to be known about the shooter, the need to prevent mass shootings like this.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live phone interview held with student Zaphena Jasmine† & her mother Khadijah Jacobs†; inset video from outside the school shown. [JASMINE - describes what happened at the school with a second fire drill. hearing gunshots.] [JACOBS - recounts reacting to the school shooting, texting with her daughter.]