Capital Report: 2-23-2018 Special Coverage On Responses To Parkland School Shooting

Feb 23, 2018

Legislature, Governor Rick Scott Unveil Gun Safety Proposals

Governor Rick Scott as well as the Florida House and Senate leadership have unveiled their gun safety proposals, in response to last week’s mass school shooting. As Sascha Cordner reports, they include some differences and some similarities.

Gov. Scott, Fla. Legislature Unveil Gun Safety Proposals In Response To Mass School Shooting

Governor Rick Scott as well as the Florida House and Senate leadership have unveiled their gun safety proposals, in response to last week's mass school shooting. They include some differences and some similarities. Governor Scott's gun safety proposal has several key points.

Gun Rights & Gun Control Groups Trade Barbs

The tragic Parkland shooting is just the most recent driver of the long-running debate on gun control in this country. The spectrum of opinions can create either a stalemate or compromise, but at the moment a conversation is being had, as Andrew Quintana reports.

Following Florida's Gun Debate

The tragic Parkland shooting is one of the most recent examples for a long running debate on gun control in this country. The spectrum of opinions can create either a stalemate or compromise, but at the moment a conversation is being had. Brandon Wolf is a survivor of the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Prosecutors: Florida Threat Laws Need Updating

There have been nearly 100 threats leveled against schools in the wake of the Valentine's Day shooting at a South Florida High School. Many of the potential copycats are teens and students themselves. Some have claimed they were just, "joking." Law enforcement officials say they take all threats seriously, and many students have been arrested for them. Some, are facing felony charges which carry sentences of up to 15 years.  But whether those charges will stick is another matter, and state prosecutors say there's no law on the books directly addressing threats against schools. And the ones that are in place for general threats of violence, are in need of updates. Lynn Hatter spoke with Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell, who says when deciding whether to bring charges, it comes down to one question: Was the threat explicit, or implicit?

Prosecutors Cite Difficulty In Curbing, Charging Copycat School Threats

There have been nearly 100 threats leveled against schools in the wake of the Valentine's Day shooting at a South Florida High School. Many of those who issued the threats are teens and students themselves. Some have claimed they were just, "joking."

Students Confront Trauma, Grief In Return To School

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teachers had the option of going back to school today [Friday] for the first time since last week’s shooting that left 17 people dead and more than a dozen others injured. Students return on Wednesday. WLRN’s Jessica Bakeman reports, some people are afraid to go back to school, and others desperately want to get back to some routine. We do want to let you know: in this story, there are some descriptions of what happened that are hard to listen to.

Trauma And Grief Loom Large As Stoneman Douglas High Prepares To Reopen After Deadly Shooting

Not even two weeks after a shooter fired more than 100 bullets in the hallways of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students and staff are returning to the campus fearful of emotional triggers that could force them to relive the traumatic event. Teachers and other employees can come back to school on Friday, if they want.