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Florida / School Shooting / Guns #1121297

ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 26, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) What President Trump said about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, featured; details given about the corporate pressure on the NRA, which opposes raising the age to buy a rifle; scenes shown from the White House of a meeting with governors. [TRUMP - says he would run into the school even without a weapon; that he wants highly trained people {in schools} to be armed.] [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - comments on the president's position.] [Governor Jay INSLEE†- says we need to listen to educators.] [Texas Governor Greg ABBOTT - comments.] What First Lady Melania Trump said about gun control introduced. [M. TRUMP - talks about the children speaking out.] Trump lunch with the head of the NRA & how Congress will not act on any gun measure unless he leads discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Parkland, Florida: Victor Oquendo) The response of school resources officer Scott Peterson to charges he failed to confront the shooter & charges other deputies waited, too, featured; Peterson's letter denying being a coward & why he stayed outside the building quoted. [On CNN, Broward County Sheriff Scott ISRAEL - defends his leadership; comments on the phone call not followed up.] The calls for Israel's suspension due to calls about shooter Nikolas Cruz's behavior noted. Florida Governor Rick Scott's stance on arming teachers discussed.

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan;
Oquendo, Victor

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