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Family That Took In Parkland Shooter Got Him Therapy, Defends Letting Him Keep AR-15

After last week’s school shooting in Parkland that killed 17 people, a lot of focus has fallen on the home where the confessed shooter was living. WLRN spoke with the father of that family about the young man’s mental health issues – and about issues of gun ownership. It’s still a mystery why Nikolas Cruz allegedly took his AR-15 assault rifle to MarjoryStoneman Douglas High School in Parkland last Wednesday and shot 32 people, killing 17 teens and adults. The 19-year-old was expelled from...

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More Than Twice As Many Women Are Running For Congress In 2018 Compared To 2016

It was Saturday afternoon, and Abigail Spanberger was in a busy hallway at the Chesterfield County Public Library in Midlothian, Va., minutes away from training a room of about 40 campaign volunteers. She seemed ready for a quick interview, but then abruptly called out to her campaign manager. "Hey Dana, Eileen Davis is about to come through. Can you head her off at the pass so she doesn't interrupt the — " She cut herself off and turned to me. "That's my mother," Spanberger said, laughing....

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As South Florida reels from Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Broward County high school, State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, is working to secure funding for Florida school districts to better identify and address mental health concerns in students early on. 

President Trump addressed the nation from the White House Thursday morning to send condolences to the families of the 17 victims killed at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. 

"Today I speak to a nation in grief," said president Trump. "To every parent, teacher and child who's hurting so badly: we are here for you, whatever you need, whatever we can do to ease your pain."

A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida.

The football program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tweeted that assistant coach Aaron Feis died while selflessly shielding students.

An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. in five years.

Fourteen wounded survivors were hospitalized as bodies were recovered from inside and around Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Here's a list of grief counseling sites for students, parents and staff following Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Counseling services will be available "to anyone, especially students and families" at the following sites:

• Pines Trails Park Recreation Center and Amphitheater, 10555 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076

• Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

Most child marriages in Florida would be banned — though not for 16- and 17-year-olds when there's a pregnancy — under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the House on Wednesday.

Senate Panel Backs School Mental Health Initiative

Feb 15, 2018

Shortly before a mass shooting at a Broward County high school, a Senate committee on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that could dedicate more funding to Florida schools for mental health services.

That didn’t take long.

You never know who you're talking to on social media today. What may be surprising is who some of these online impersonators choose to be.

One internet scammer’s attempt to impersonate Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco was extinguished after a tip was sent to the Sheriff's office.

He preened with guns and knives on social media, bragged about shooting rats with his BB gun and got kicked out of school — in part because he had brought bullets in his backpack, according to one classmate. He was later expelled for still-undisclosed disciplinary reasons.

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