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US school shooting leaves 17 dead in Florida

Don’t expect gun reform in America despite yet another school shooting.

David Ovalle from the Miami Herald tells Ben Fordham people aren’t hopeful the latest tragedy will lead to meaningful change.

“There’ll be a lot of huffing and puffing, but I doubt there’ll be a whole lot that gets done.”

Ben says America is “like a junkie with a needle in its arm”.

“America refuses to kick that fatal addiction to guns.

“They’re not even safe at school, and their leaders seem to have learnt absolutely nothing.”

The 19-year-old has now been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

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A shooter is in police custody after opening fire at a high school in Florida.

Law enforcement officers have confirmed 17 people are dead.

Several more are injured as well.

Police responded to the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School about 3pm local time.

The shooter is not a current student of the school.

It’s the 18th school shooting in the US so far this year.