Live All Day Coverage: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Students In Tallahassee

Click on the video above to get the latest video news 4 PM to 7 PM then at 9 PM will be the live Town Hall meeting LIVE on CNN TV that can be seen live above.

Students will have their day in Tallahassee with lawmakers.


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3 pm President Donald Trump will host a listening session with students, parents and teachers all talking about issues.

12:30 pm – High school students from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. are protesting both in front of the White House and at the Capitol.

12:00 PM – Students have met with top lawmakers inside the Capitol while outside a rally continues. The students will meet with Gov. Rick Scott at 5 pm for a chance to talk the states most powerful

7:30 am – The students are in Tallahassee after a 400-mile bus trip from Parkland. They are looking forward to a big day of meeting with Gov. Rick Scott, and other state lawmakers. Then it will be a primetime Town Hall with Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Bill Nelson on CNN set for 9 pm tonight.

After a seven-hour bus ride students from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, down in Broward County have arrived in Tallassee. Today will be a busy day as the students will meet with members of the Florida Legislature about gun control laws, as well as mental health issues and enhanced school security.

This show of strength on behalf of the students will come just one week after 17 people were murdered in cold blood at Stoneman Douglas High School. The alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, used an AR15 rifle that he bought legally.

At 9 pm CNN will host a Town Hall meeting as students and teachers Stoneman Douglas High School will have a chance to address their concerns with state and local lawmakers in an internationally live televised broadcast that will take place from both Tallahassee as well as Washington. The students will be joined by both Florida Senators Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson as well as other lawmakers in the internationally broadcast Town Hall meeting.

In Tallahassee Sen. Bill Galvano, a Republican and the incoming Florida Senate president, said the state Senate was preparing a package that would include raising the age to purchase any firearm to 21, creating a waiting period for purchasing any type of firearm, banning bump stocks that can allow semi-automatic guns to spray bullets quickly and creating gun-violence restraining orders.

Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C. the Senate is also considering boosting spending on mental health programs for schools and giving law-enforcement greater power to involuntarily hold someone considered a danger to themselves. The body will also look at a proposal to deputize a teacher or someone else at school so they are authorized to have a gun.

Over at the White House, President Donald Trump will meet with students, parents and school administrators from Florida and other areas hit by gun violence. President Trump has talked to the Justice Department on the banning of the bump stocks that allows an AR15 rifle into a semi-automatic military type assault rifle.

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