The Network for Public Education, an advocacy organization for public schools, announced a day of walkouts, sit-ins and other events on school campuses on April 20, the anniversary of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that left 12 students and one teacher dead.
Sheriff Israel said on Wednesday that Cruz used at least one firearm - an AR-15 rifle - and multiple magazines in his attack.
Students across the country say they are planning to walk out of schools in protest in the aftermath of the shooting this week in South Florida. "And then we can get back to our normal everyday lives, you know".
The crowd at the rally chanted: "Vote them out!" and held signs calling for action.
When the school finally reopens and students return to fill the halls, Hogg and his peers will be responsible for covering what will probably be the biggest story ever to happen at Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
"If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a bad tragedy, and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I'm going to happily ask him how much money he received from the National Rifle Association", Gonzalez said, sparking cheers and applause. "I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public".
Earlier today, Donald Trump signalled his support for efforts to increase the regulation around gun ownership. "They say no laws would have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred - we call BS!" And we will be worthless to you.
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Cameron Kasky, another student who was in the school on Valentine's Day when gunfire rang out, said: "This is about creating a badge of shame to put on anybody who is accepting money from the NRA: Republican, Democrat, Independent".
The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Friday it had failed to act on a tip warning that the man now accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school possessed a gun, the desire to kill and the potential to commit a school shooting.
Robert Runcie, the Broward County School District superintendent, declined to comment on Cruz specifically, but told ABC News in an interview on Sunday, that the district follows up on all complaints about students. David Hogg, a senior at the school, has been particularly vocal. "We see the tragic consequences of those failures", he said.
"There's one tweet that I would like to call attention to", Gonzalez said at a rally at Ft. "It's impacting me now knowing people I'm close to are being affected by this". "No guns under 21".
Now, Lorena, 16, is among a new wave of survivors determined to add their uniquely powerful voices to the cause of gun control, which has failed to make headway despite the alarming frequency of such attacks in the United States. As US lawmakers remain essentially paralyzed on gun control, the sad thing is that it very probably won't be.
"An assault rifle, that's a weapon made with intent to murder and harm people". "I mean, tighter gun control, it's not gonna help". "The school shootings just keep happening and happening. It only happens here not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a outcome of our inaction".