Mr Trump also went to a hospital to thank doctors and visit some of the wounded, followed by a visit with law enforcement officers for a briefing.
Arguably the most memorable moment came when high school student Emma Gonzalez took to the podium and attacked the USA president and other politicians for accepting political donations from the National Rifle Association, a powerful gun rights lobby group.
"They have us thinking that this is inevitable and that we can't do anything to stop it, that it's too hard", he said.
Mitchell said this news came at a time when the FBI is "very vulnerable" because of the attacks from President Donald Trump and the White House over its handling of the Russian Federation election interference investigation. Seventeen people were killed and at least 14 others were injured.
The President further said that he met with victims, adding that it was "very sad that something like that could happen".
He regretted that he did not say goodbye to his daughter when she left for school that morning and urged parents to hug and kiss their children every day and to tell them they love them. We call BS. That us kids don't know what we're talking about, that we're too young to understand how the government works.
"They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun", she said, and the crowd chanted, "We call BS!".
President Trump arrives in Florida to meet with the victims of the Parkland school shooting. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again! And for those politicians who are in the pocket of the National Rifle Association, the people had another message: Be scared.
Police in Nutley say they are still investigating a suspicious Instagram post.
"We want more gun safety", said 18-year-old Kevin Trejos, a senior at the school. "It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference".
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