Parkland school shooting: Trump to meet with students this week

Feb 18, 2018
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President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott meet with Broward Sheriff officers and first responders in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 16, 2017. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

President Donald Trump will reportedly hold a listening session with students this week following Wednesday's deadly school shooting that took the lives of 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. 

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A White House schedule says Trump will host students and teachers Wednesday. He’s also scheduled to meet Thursday with state and local officials on school safety. 

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The White House did not immediately answer questions about what students would be attending the session.

A car with the words “Douglas Strong” painted on a window stops in traffic in front of mourners attending the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Joaquin Oliver, who was killed in the Feb. 14 school shooting. Crowds overflowed at the funeral service, which was held at The Gardens of Boca Raton in Boca Raton, Fla., on Saturday, February 17, 2018. (Andres Leiva / The Palm Beach Post) Photo: Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

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Students who survived the shooting in Parkland have focused their anger on the president, urging him and other elected officials to do something about gun violence.

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The president saw victims at a hosptial in Deerfield Beach, then met with first responders at the Broward County Sheriff's Office in Fort Lauderdale on Friday. But he did not go near Parkland, where emotions are still raw.

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