“Please, this is the 18th one this year. That's unacceptable. We are children. You guys are the adults,” David Hogg told CNN in an interview. Hogg continued:
“Sadly, my sister, she’s a freshman and she had two of her best friends die, and that’s not acceptable. That is something that we should not let happen in this country, especially when we’re going to school. It’s something that we really need to take a look at. The fact that this is the 18th school shooting, and this is only February, is a testament to where this country has come and how far we need to dig out of this hole. We need to step out of it and take a look back and realize there's something seriously wrong here. Some of our policymakers and some people need to look in the mirror and take some action because, ideas are great, but without action, ideas stay ideas and children die.”
The high school shooting on Wednesday left 17 people dead and many others wounded. The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz, a former student, was apprehended and is currently in police custody and charged with 17 count of premeditated murder. The Broward Sheriff’s office said that Cruz had an AR-15 rifle weapon with multiple magazines in his possession. Trump is set to speak on Florida high school shooting on Thursday at 11 a.m. ET.