Teacher in Florida shooting aftermath: “Government has failed us and our kids and didn’t keep us safe.”

“A teacher at the Florida high school where a deadly school shooting occurred Wednesday said she feels the ‘government has failed us and failed our kids’ with its response to previous mass shootings,’ as The Hill and other media are reporting

“’We have trained for this. We’ve trained the kids what to do, and the frustration is that we did everything that we were supposed to do…and still have to have so many casualties…it’s very emotional,’ Mellisa Falkowski said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

“’I feel today like our government, our country has failed us and failed our kids, and didn’t keep us safe,’ she continued.

The shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., which is located about 30 miles from Fort Lauderdale.

‘At least 17 people were killed in the shooting, according to local law enforcement officials. The suspected shooter, a former student at the school, was taken into custody.

“The sheriff’s office later identified the shooting suspect as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.

“Aerial footage of the school broadcast by local news stations showed people being treated for injuries and several lying on the ground, while a number of students were seen running away from the school as authorities cleared buildings, letting students go.”

The video, aired on CNN, is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

4 thoughts on “Teacher in Florida shooting aftermath: “Government has failed us and our kids and didn’t keep us safe.””

      1. What a hoot! Greg Goodnight thinks another one of his little brain farts in the comment section of Rebane’s blog qualifies as “commentary.”

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