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>> U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday criticized the police officer for failing to confront the gunman in last week's deadly Florida school shooting.>> They're trained, they didn't react properly under pressure or they were a coward. It was a real shot to the police department. The Broward County Deputy Sheriff Scot Peterson was an assigned Student Resource Officer, or SRO.
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He was the only cop present when a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkwood, Florida. Peterson resigned on Thursday after an internal investigation showed that he took a position but never entered the school.>> The response and actions of Deputy Peterson will be looked at and scrutinized, as will everyones.
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>> 17 students and teachers died in the attack. The massacre reignited a debate over how to protect American students from gun violence.>> Protect our youth.>> Survivors have called for restricting sales of firearms. President Trump and gun rights group such as the NRA instead support better protecting schools, and even arming school teachers.
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But Reuters learned that in Florida, school safety programs have been significantly cut back.>> The Florida Department of Education has a program called Safe Schools which provides funding to districts throughout the state for security. So that funding has dropped quite a bit, it was at about $75 million back in 2003, the current budget only had $64 million.
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So the amount of money that's being spent on security is definetely down. And a number of educators, even before the shooting, had implored lawmakers to hike that budget up so they could pay for more security measures at schools.>> Investigators have also revealed that both the FBI and the Broward County Sheriff's Office had been previously warned about the gunman, Nikolas Cruz.
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Those warnings did not stop the 19-year-old from purchasing a high powered semi-automatic rifle and gunning down his victims. Florida Governor Rick Scott, on Friday, proposed raising the minimum age for buying semi-automatic weapons.