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Florida / School Shooting #1120995

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
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(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(Parkland, Florida: Adrienne Bankert) The death penalty showdown in Florida for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz examined; scenes shown of Cruz in court with a statement from Broward County state attorney Michael Satz about considering the death penalty quoted. [Voice of Cruz attorney Howard FINKELSTEIN†- calls for life in prison.] Cruz's troubled background that included depression, ADHD & autism & warning signs missed by the FBI detailed. [STUDENT, victim's widow Debbie HIXON - comment.] How background gun checks also missed Cruz's troubles discussed

(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.

(Parkland, Florida: Victor Oquendo) The demand for change led by surviving students examined; scenes shown from a student rally & a visiting President Trump. [Two STUDENTS, Emma GONZALEZ†, Sophia VILLERS-FURZE†- speak out.] Trump tweet quoted. [Senators Marco RUBIO, Bill NELSON - offer views on the issues.] The discussion of tearing down the building & replacing it with a memorial for the victims discussed.

(Studio: Tom Llamas) Coverage of the story on "This Week" noted.

Llamas, Tom;
Bankert, Adrienne;
Oquendo, Victor

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