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"fox & friends" starts now. ♪ >> no child, no teacher, should aren in danger in an american school. no parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters. >> jamie was such a special kid. all of the kids here are. i don't know what i do next. >> next thing you here is pop pop pop pop in the stairwell. my teacher right away opened her classroom. if it wasn't for that, i think we could have all been dead. >> nikolas cruz admits that he was the gunman. >> are you nicholas jacob cruz? >> yes, ma'am. >> you are charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. >> the fbi confirmed it hadn't been alerted to the suspect four months ago from this youtube poster. >> the fbi was unable to further identify the person who actually made the comment. >> a sea of candlelights as hundreds mourn the loss of 17 people killed. >> for every one world there
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is at least 100 more that are good. ♪ ♪ steve: it's "fox & friends" and this is a fox news alert. and a chilling confession from that young man right there. reportedly telling police that demons made him do it. he heard voices in his head. brian: he is now behind bars, held without bail on 17 counts of premeditated murder. and he has a public defender speaking out on his behalf. rachel: rob schmitt is live from parkland, florida with troubling details about his past. rob? rob: good morning to you. a day and a half after the horrible tragedy happened in this high school right behind me he, we are getting a clear picture of the young man that carried this out. very disturbed young man with an obsession with guns and violence with killing animals. a young man that has confessed to this crime saying that demons in his
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head made him do it. he was expelled from this high school about a year ago. three days after his last high school about a year day at school he bought the ar 15 semiautomatic rifle used in this attack. we have a time line to tell you about how how this went down on valentine's day on wednesday when this happened. 2:06 p.m. the young man ubers to the school. 2:21 he enters a stairwell. east stairwell. again, how he got in we don't know at this time. he was able to access the school through that stairwell. at 2:21. he gets in. he prepares and he starts shooting up classrooms on the first and second floor. for only about three or four minutes. he was able to do this much carnage. he moves up to the third floor. drops the gun and runs out of the school among all the other students in a panic, running out trying to avoid the bullets. he is able to get away that way. by 2:50 he is at a wall streewalmartdown the street. 3:41 he is found by a police officer and arrested without incident in an neighborhood that is right near the
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school here. in his first appearance in court, we got a closer rook at this young man. and he just seemed to be frightened, frankly in court. he was being consoled by his public defender. and he is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. and his public defender actually showing some compassion for him after that hearing. >> he's a broken human being. he's a broken child. this sadness that this community is feeling, i mean, my children are -- they go to school in this community. i feel horrible for these families. and mr. cruz feels that pain. rob: well, it's a tragic situation no matter how you guys look at it of course you will analyze a lot more about that threat that the fbi was given a few months ago about something written on a youtube post. also questions about how he was able to access his school? how could he just get into the stairwell. the school is supposed to be locked up tight.
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how was this man clearly disturbed able to get ar-15 semiautomatic rifle. all of these things are questions today. steve: we know the answer to how he was able to access the school. that is because he chose just before dismissal. because at that point, they open the gates. and that means there's less security. but then what he did was, as soon as they heard the shots, they had a lockdown, which automatically closes the door. but what did he do? he overrode that by hitting a fire alarm. which opened all the doors up. brian: with these mass killers evidently there is a lot of premed occasion to it. almost every single time it's well thought out even by the deranged and the evil. it doesn't mean that they are stupid and not connecticuting. ancalculating. he was also trained with his rotc program. steve: he also was in the
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jr. rotc program. we will tell you about a couple heros from that program. he may have, according to the sun sent sentinel in fort lauderdale. he was expelled last year after he had gotten into a fight with his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. was that the purpose for the shooting on valentine's day? at this point we don't know. rachel: it does seem there were warning signs here. we had judge jeanine on last night. and here's what she had to say about what she thinks are some of the signs that the fbi missed. brian: in particular one from youtube guy. on youtube, he posts a lot. made comment on youtube. it looks as though it was this shooter. his comment was, he says i want to -- what is watt exact verbatim. rachel: i want to be a professional school shooter, yes. brian: 36-year-old called the fbi. the fbi called and spoke to him almost right away and no
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follow up after that. that set judge jeanine off. >> what we had here though was a warning that we haven't had in other cases with august due respect to the fbi if they deserve it, based on everything we are hearing about, i don't want to hear another fbi agent go to hear another fbi agent go up to a microphone and say we had no further identifying information. wait a minute. you are the fbi. some guy did the right thing and he called you. and he said this kid is on youtube saying i want to be a professional school shooter. how many people in this country have the name nikolas cruz. how many people in this country have the name nikolas can a k? how many of them have bought a gun? if we have learned anything from 9/11 it's that the federal agencies don't connect with each other. this kid all the warnings were there. all they needed to do was connect the dots and they didn't. steve: well, here's the thing. according to the video blogger and going to talk to him in a few minutes.
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video blogger told by one of the fbi agents they were limited how much they could respond because it was not a direct threat. think about it people write dumb stuff on the internet all the time. so how far does the law take them? and are there rules that the fbi needs to examine. we don't know. rachel: could the fbi. they don't have to arrest him. could they at least find out who he is and alert of the school to say hey, look, keep an eye out on this kid. brian: that's a good question. also you wonder if you call up youtube and find out the ip arrest o address of this pern posted. how many people post like this every day and talk to this unioner shortly. the deputy director of robert mueller, second highest in the position was asked about this investigation. what he knows, this is what he thinks we should all keep in mind. >> at first blush i think the fbi worked within its guidelines. the fbi is bound by a document, about this thick.
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it's known as the diag. they take that bible very seriously. it's really a document that's meant to limit the power of the fbi, keep them from excess. and that guides when the circumstances in which they can open case, the techniques that they can use in pursuing a case. very often when they must close a case. we have heard that conversation with some terrorism cases that have been closed and then somebody strikes. we saw it in boston and other places around the country. that document is intended to protect the organization. it's intended to protect you and i from fbi excesses. brian: the sheriff added too give me the power to start and go looking into people's web sites. let me go into their personal social media. that's what he was pleading for yesterday so i could stop this. steve: right. we all know it's hard for law enforcement to spy on americans. so is that the 4reu78 limitatio?
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we don't know. nonetheless he felt they followed protocol. rachel: in these tragic times one of the silver linings here we see a lot of heroic stories. you mentioned earlier that nikolas cruz was in the junior rotc but there were some jr. rotc students at this school who actually helped save their classmates by using some of the skills and information they learned through the program. brian: listen to. >> in our classroom we have kevlar sheets we hang off a curtain. we brought all those stands up made of kevlar, bullet proof vest material. we brought them up everybody behind them at least they are somewhat safe. the kevlar wouldn't have stopped the bullet but it would have slowed it down a lot so the damage someone would have received from it god forbid would have been a lot less than it would have been. >> i'm in a program called police explorers with the police department.
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we did some active training a while ago. i remember they said exactly school shooter also use the tactics of firearms to get kids to come out of classrooms. >> i put two and two together after it happened. he and him put up the kevlar walls and took some of the tables that we used as desks and stood them up with cover and standing there with two by fours ready to fight if we needed to. steve: what a couple of smart kids. rachel: really smart. steve: leading 60 high school students at the time. where do we go. they remember they had the kevlar sheets which they put up so the guy would not look in the room and see there were a bunch of people in there. 60 people in there as the backup plan. in case it came to it one of them grabbed a 2 by 4. and the other grabbed fire extinguisher, if the shooter came in there they were going to do everything they could to stop him. rachel: really took a leadership role in that leading even teachers they said in the interview into classroom and safety. amazing. brian: two of the stories
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going to get into later. coach aaron feis, he was the football coach. he drove the student to told him there was a shooter to safety and went back in and used his body as a human shield. you will hear more from him. they say thousands will show up when sadly he is going to have his funeral and about the janitor that turned around hundreds of kids because he heard the shooting coming from the right direction. they would have been walking right into the gunfire. rachel: i will be interviewing some of those football players later too. steve: we are talking about some of the people who survived. and jillian joins us right now with the very latest. jillian: you hear that story about the football player and janitor and gives you chills up and down your body. body. good morning to you. and to you at home as well social studies teacher, dancer, soccer player, 14 innocent people you are seeing on the screen. now getting the first look of the face of the victims of the horrific high school
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shooting. seeing on the screen. many of them in their early teens, that includes 14-year-old jamie guttenberg her dad struggling to cope at a vigil last night. >> she runs out behind and she is like i got to go, dad. bi. bye. i don't always get to say i love you. i don't remember if i said that to jamie yesterday. what is unfathomable is jamie took a bullet and is dead. i don't know what i do next. my wife is home. we are broken. jillian: so sad. go fund me page for the victim's families. already raising more that $640,000. student help build bombs. fbi arresting toro and his brother after a bomb-making manual was found on christian's school laptop when he resigned. finding 30 pounds of explosive materials in his apartment. the teacher paid at least
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two students to break apart fireworks and extract explosive powder. mitt romney expected to announce his run for senate today. republican nominee for president expected to utah seat left open by orrin hatch. he previously planned an announce 789 for yesterday but rescheduled after the shooting in florida. that's a look at your headlines. guys, send it back to you. brian: 13 minutes after the hour. coming up, it's unbelievable. an accused cop killer applauded as he is led into the jail. this is going to make you sick. he killed one of the commanders in chicago. steve: he saw something and said something. why didn't the fbi do more to stop that florida high school shooter. the man who raised the alarm about the shooter months ago joins brian live next. ♪ ♪
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then what happens? >> well, i put up a video when i guess this particular guy found my video and comment. i reported it to the fbi. brian: did you right away. what was the video. do you know? do you remember what prompted this type of comment? >> i don't know. brian: so you called the fbi. what did the fbi do? >> the fbi sent out a couple field agents to my office pretty immediately. and they si wrote down whatever investigation i gave them and hopefully opened an investigation from there. brian: here is what they said they did from there after you did the response cybil thing. let's listen. >> the fbi field office of jackson, mississippi, received a tip about a comment posted to a youtube account by someone with the user name nikolas cruz. there was no additional information about the particular time, location,
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or further identifiers. no additional information was found to positively identify the person who posted this comment. brian: but, ben, you were saying you can tell when people post to your videos. you could even rereply to them. >> right. i get a notification whenever somebody posts a comment on any of my video he is. and i can reply to them. i chose to report this one as spam. brian: what prompted you to take this type of action? even though you post a lot have you never really seen anything like this? you never called the fbi before? >> no, i haven't. i have seen seen a post that disturbing or brazen. brian: all of a sudden when this guy nikolas cruz turns out to be the mass murder member hmass murdererwhat is yo. >> my thoughts is wow that
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this is the same guy. brian: we don't know for sure but hard to believe it isn't with a name spelled uniquely like that. are you saying the fbi dropped the ball. >> i'm not going to say they dropped the ball. i gave them limited information on my end. spam process is very automated. i doubt a human ever laid eyes on that comment. >> gotcha. ben, did you the responsible thing and we'll be talking to the fbi experts all throughout the day and find out if there is a way to connect the dots or indeed impossible to know about a posting in mississippi turns out to be a shooter in florida. ben, thanks so much. out to be a shooter in florida. thank you. brian: all right. coming up straight ahead. could a gun law have stopped the tragedy in florida. steve scalise has a message on that. after all, he was shot. >> this idea that one magic law is going to stop the next one from happening,
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rachel: state department will soon close resettlement offices across the u.s. according to recruiters. reduce operations at 40 other locations. officials say the offices are no longer needed following president trump's decision to down size the refugee program. and iran may be spying on millions of people through smart phone apps according to a new report. iranian political party is accusing an islamic military group of placing malicious software on apps in hopes of preventing political uprisings. the apps are easily available to download on apple i tune stores and google play. steve: all right.
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now, house majority whip steve scalise with a message for anyone pushing gun laws in the wake of the tragedy in florida. listen to this. >> so if you think there is some magic unicorn law that's going to stop it from happening, just keep in mind that he violated probably dozens of laws already, including murdering people. that's against the law. so, you know, this idea that one magic law is going to stop the next one from happening, it's not. steve: is steve scalise right? joining us to weigh in we have a great panel. first up u.s. army veteran and former new york city police department dr. darren porcher right there waving. certified psychiatrist dr. dominic and retired nassau county police investigator lou polomo: is steve scalise right? is there no single law, a magic law that wou ld have
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prevented this? >> listen, i am in the trenches of behavioral health care. i see things like this every day. i do risk ar assessment every day. i am here to tell everyone here there is no magic bullet. no pun intended. there is no one fix for this. all of these things need to be addressed somewhat. steve: lou, almost every major paper has editorials about they have got to change the law. >> well, i have always been a proponent of negligent gun legislation. again, i agree with the congressman. i agree with my colleague here that i don't think that gun legislation would address the deterioration of the mental and emotional of our children. we keep skirting around this issue. it's interesting to hear them attack the second amendment and not attack the first amendment which is probably abused on a daily basis with the distribution of video games and. so movies, genre movies that come out of hollywood that team our children that the resolution to conflict and
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injustice is the implementation of firearms. steve: sure. >> that's just not taking responsibility. the bottom line is this culturally we have failed our children. that's my opinion. our children. that's my opinion. we have allowed them to become exposed to information through various means that has armed their psyche. steve: dr. porcher, this was no normal kid. this somebody who apparently confessed to the police and said i heard voices. and his public defender came out yesterday and said this is a deeply disturbed person. what law do you write for that? that? >> well, they are going to introduce what we refer to as affirmative defense in court when we look at mental illness. when we look at the triangulation of the aspects of this gun control, we have to look at socioeconomics, mental health and the overall state and where these people are coming from. i look at a person like this and i say to myself, wow, laws, criminals break laws. this is someone that had a prior criminal past. he assaulted his relatives and, therefore, laws are not for people like this. because they are going to
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break these laws and we take into consideration gun control. gun control only impacts on law-abiding citizen and not criminals. steve: dr. spore tele, ultimately if you have mental illness issues, you know, people say they should note have access to guns, if you are going to go out. how to marry all the information at the time of an application. this person was in a mental institution or is on certain medications or something like that. it all goes into determining whether or not somebody should get a gun. >> it's a case by case basis. listen to this. i do risk assessment on a daily basis. i mentioned that. i also do school assessments. if a child is noted as a threat or riske, if they are saying something frightening they will come in for psychiatric evaluation. my question is going to be do you have access to firearms? are there firearms in the house you better believe if this child is posing a threat i'm going to speak with the family and speak with whoever is in charge of
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those firearms get them out of the house or lock them up. steve: has that happened. >> absolutely. i have done that many times. >> steve there, seems to be some deficiency in the system where we have yet to establish a data base that we can provide information to that would do something other than verify the fact you haven't been convicted of a felony. that's the whole criteria in obtaining a firearm in this country. that's one of the flaws. we spoke to this very briefly yesterday among ourselves. obviously there needs to be an additional vetting process that i believe needs to be similar to law enforcement. we had spoken about this. we take minnesota multifay sick screening, rorschach, interviews with psychologists and psychiatrists, to create a framework of our personalities and our likelihood of coming off the rails so to speak when we are in possession of these weapons. we are working against ourselves. sad part is we will be talking about this in a month because nobody is listening. they are thinking about their political agenda.
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knee jerk reaction to put forth more gun legislation. you are missing the picture. we have mental health and emotional involved with our children. steve: marrying the mental health issue with getting a gun. >> i'm not going to ask us to violate the hippa laws. we are going to say condition to obtain these firearms that you have to comply with the same things that we do in law enforcement. >> not only behavior. it's not just mental illness that's going to put you more at risk. it's a individual risk assessment. does this person have impulse control disorder. do they have aggression and problems like that. steve: dr. porcher, the final word. >> when we look at gun control, take in consideration a place like chicago, jackson, wyoming does not have gun control. however we have the strongest gun control laws in chicago. this is a clear example of where gun control does not work. it's far more multi-faceted perspective. >> our whole political system is fail us on the cusp of what he just said.
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all the gun laws in the world don't mean nothing if you don't have enforcement. you mentioned earlier the only thing we are doing is harnessing people that aren't the problem. that's the responsibility of the people we elect to clear the air on this topic and stop politicizing all of these topics that we deal with on a day-to-day basis not just gun control. steve: thank you very much, daryn, dom neck and lowe. lou. >> just hit a wall immigration in the senate. where does it go from here if anywhere? what the president is saying this morning from washington is live next. >> it's also almost unbelievable. an accused cop killer applauded as he is led into jail. why? wait until you hear. home safe. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. what?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™.
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brian: a bipartisan plan for daca in exchange for border security and more fell short in the senate. rachel: white house refusing to back down from key immigration priorities and taking aim at democrats after the senate rejects all of their proposals. steve: griff jenkins live in d.c. with what comes next. they had four different plans, the senate said no, no, no, and no. >> 0 for 4. batting a thousand. great job, senate. the house take as another shot at this. they had a shot with this bipartisan bill that had the support of 8 republicans. the president was calling it total catastrophe and threatening to veto it the white house now placing the blame on democrats saying in a statement today the schumer democrats in the senate demonstrated again that they are not serious about daca, they are not serious about immigration reform. and they are not serious about homeland security. but senate minority leader schumer says the president is the one to blame. >> i regret that the only
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bipartisan effort of the group of moderate senators to come up with a bipartisan compromise couldn't get the necessary 60 votes. there's only one reason why the senate will be unable to reach a bipartisan solution to daca. president trump. >> three democrats controlled the aisle on the grassley bill, the last failure, which most closely aligned with the president's four pillars but it went down in flames in 39 to 60 vote. now the house takes it up with the most conservative bill we have seen yet being put forth by congressman bob goodlatte it very closely resembles the president's goals. but lawmakers are in recess. they are off next week. won't be back until february 26th. we have got that march 5th deadline looming for the dreamers. brian: right. so we have another catastrophe here in the senate where they can't get anything done. thanks, griff. this is unbelievable if you ask me. i know the president wanted the perfect plan. that would have been the grassley plan but it only got 39 votes. you can't pass that. steve: a bunch of republicans voted against i
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it. rachel: the senate is dysfunctional. everyone knows the house is going to have to take the lead. he is trying to find some negotiating room when it gets to the senate. i think that's a mistake. i think he should have made the dill exactly what the four pillars are that the president laid down, send it to the senate and let them. brian: they rejected it. that's the grassley. steve: that was last one. that officially put all the senators on notice. okay, this was the one the president was going to sign the house would probably pass as well and you said no to it. president was going to sign the house would probably congressman. that's where the action is next. rachel: right. steve: what's concern with the house bill passing? rachel: the house bill they are massaging it now because goodlatte had some things in there as i said that were a little more to the right. they are trying to fix that and get a bill forward that can -- not going to put it forward unless they think they are going to able to vote on it. brian: goodlatte thing come forward. speaker ryan put on notice. let's say it does pass
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ideally, as the "wall street journal" editorial not known for its liberal point of view said what happened to the president's deal-making ability? ability? i don't get it. he couldn't get the four pillars. it's not his fault. he got the two pillars. and the senate most likely would have agreed with that. you have an amendment in there that would have given him $25 billion for border security. and just in case, i thought to myself where well, they will stop that money from coming like they did george bush. not true. they put an amendment inside the collins and the collins graham bill that would have said you need 60 votes in the future to take that money back. so they would have been able to spend 2.8 billion a year. if you ask the average person what did the president promise a wall? he would have gotten another huge checkmark for the wall. steve: going forward what the republicans say chain migration is a big problem. hundreds of thousands of people over the next number of years come in on chain
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migration. circumstantial what the democrats saiessential keeping n people in this country more important than a deal with the daca. seven years. brian: border security stops the daca problem. the families are not included in the mike rounds bill. so if you just bring the kid and the kid who came here to now 22 stays. their family is not legalized. that is in the rounds bill. the president has what was possible was the rounds bill. what was perfect for him is the grassley bill. why did he stop? go back in, get these guys in the white house and come up with something. steve: chain migration is different than the daca bill. brian: go back for it. steve: people who come into the country get a green card and then they are pretty much able to invite everybody in their family to
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become an american citizen. they want to change that. brian: i know that's true, steve. that's phase one. chain two go back and get chain migration. rachel: end the lottery system. let us know what you think. if the president's plan was a good deal or keep negotiating email us at friends@foxnews.com. friends@foxnews.com. brian: white house, don't be afraid of alienating people just go do it. >> steve: do it at the last minute which is generally how washington works. itch. rachel: that's true. steve: meanwhile we have headlines with jillian. jillian: do you remember "the view" co-host joy behar attack on vice president mike pence's faith? listen. >> one thing to talk to jesus. it's another thing when jesus talks to you. [laughter] >> that's different. that's different. that's called mental illness. jillian: now she is addressing those outrageous comments noting she is a christian, too. >> i give money to the church, you know. i mean, i actually help christians with my
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pocketbook. jillian: conservative voice of "the view" meghan mccain chiming in her frustration only to be cut off. >> i feel like sometimes liberals say we need to be tolerant of everyone. we need to be tolerant of everyone except pro-lifer, except trumpers. >> i'm going to stop you because that's not actually true. brian: she proved her point. jillian: brian chiming in here in the background. the women on "the view" oh vice president mike pence apology. applauding the man accused of murdering a chicago police commander. see them behind bars as officers walk with shah marri. he is accused of gunning down paul bauer while running from the cops. bauer, a 31-year veteran of the force leaves behind wife and daughter. the inmates who collapsed will likely face consequences. a student leaps into action to save a coach's life when he collapses from heart attack. security cameras capturing
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the incredible moment 17-year-old nicole russias into the gym with an aed to shock his heart. >> there was an angel sitting on my shoulder that afternoon and her name is nicole. >> i'm like wow, i'm 17. i have already saved a person's life. like not everybody gets to say that in their life. >> nicole, a lifeguard had never used an aed on a real person before. the coach says every time he sees nicole he gives her a hug and starts to cry. a look at your headlines guys. inspiring story. steve: never used one of those before but they are really, really easy. we got one for christmas from a friend. brian: they are in most parks now. steve: there is one about 10 feet from where we are sitting right here. thank you very much, jillian. brian: that's what our control room is going to use unless i toss to weather quick. brian: we now know al campus armed during the school shooting. >> he never encountered cruz.
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brian: what went wrong? and what can be done? that's next. rachel: plus, how do you make sense of a tragedy like this? president trump's spiritual counselor paula white joins us live. ♪ ♪
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brian: more details unfolding about the mass shooting. armed resource officer was on campus during the attack but that he never encountered the shooter. >> we had a school resource deputy, deputy peterson, he was on campus and he was armed. he never encountered, at this point the only thing can i tell you definitively, is that he never encountered cruz. >> so how are schools getting security wrong? here to weigh in someone who has written extensively on the subject, school security former dean of students at
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jamaica high school mark epstein. welcome. so what are schools getting wrong? >> well, in this particular case, if you would compare it to, say, new york city high school where you would have standing and all the students are really funneled through one portal like you would have in an airport like going through tsa, it's clear this campus did not have. this i mean, they were doing nothing. you have a big campus. brian: 3,000 kids. >> a lot of entrances and exits. have kids going in and out all the time. going out to the athletic field. dealing with big logistical problems. clearly the entry part of it seems to be nothing like you would see. rachel: i am in a military brat. i went to a school that was sprawling like that? guess what, there was a big wall around the entire campus. talking about wall as lot in this country. why wouldn't we fortify our schools? >> well, again, this a design issue.
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i don't know when the school was built. but, it clearly wasn't built with any of this in mind. steve: it does sound as if they did have restrictions on getting into the building but because it was almost quitting time, all the gates were open. and then apparently the shooter knew that when there is a lockdown, the doors automatically close. when you pull the fire alarm, it disables the door. >> right. clearly there were design issues. brian: let's fix it. how would you fix it? what's the first thing you would do? >> in this particular school, you have to bring in someone that deals with security issues like people that set up airports. airports were not set up for the kind of screening that they have. they had to adapt.
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they had to adjust. have to bring in people to do something like that. brian: can you do this on a nationwide basis. >> why not? i don't see why not. when you look at school violence, you have a model for the urban inner city which has more than its that something like this couldn't happen in the urban setting. but it seems not to have happened. brian: metal dedoctors. steve: they had their eye on this particular guy though. they got rid of him and said he can't come on campus with a back back. >> next question now we are dealing with all of these herpa laws which is like hippa laws. all sorts of things we don't know about this person. when they say they expelled him. did he age out? was he in this building for years making absolutely no academic progress? in the city of new york, if you demand a seat, you will be kept there until the age of 21. and you could be a 21-year-old freshman and there is nothing to be done about it. rachel: wow. steve: trying to figure out what went wrong. mark, thank you for joining us live. stay right there for just a
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>> in these moments of heartache and darkness, we hold on to god's word in scripture i have heard your prayer and seen your tears. i will heal you. we trust in that promise and we hold fast to our fellow americans in their time of sorrow. sorrow. rachel: president trump addressed this week's tragic shooting with words hoping to heal the nation. but in a time line this, how can we make sense of what has just taken place? paula white is the senior pastor of new destiny
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christian center in apack caapoca,florida and spiritual advisor to president trump. she joins us now. we saw the president there calling our nation, helping us to heal. what do you make of what he said and what else can he do moving forward as the commander-in-chief of this country? >> rachel, i think first off we offer our condolences and our prayers so all of the families and friends of the victims. prayer is so vitally important. it connects us. it brings us together as a community, as a nation. and also with our faith. and so there is such power in prayer. the bible declares that god is a very present help in the time of trouble. i think our president took the initial right stand, absolutely, by calling on prayer. and prayer is the vital
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important part of bringing us together, buts it also the ministry of presence. i have had so many pastors, some leaders that are have called me from vegas, from orlando, saying what can we do? how can would he be present? there is a scripture in corinthians that talks about god comforts us in our time of trouble, so that we may be able to comfort others. and it's important that we are there to comfort people, to be there. it's simply the ministry of presence. being there one for another. and then i would bring it down on a level of to our own home when we have a national trauma, when we're looking at a situation so devastating as this, we live in a big world but a very small world. and often in our homes and our families and our youth, our young people, they get very confused about everything. and we have to do the six things that we talk about, the six t's when there is any kind of trauma and that is first off we have to talk. we have to be together.
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gather your children. if you see signs in their life, if you see that there is sadness and fear and anxiety, afraid to go to school, am i safe, because that togetherness and that talk, even with your small children, touch, it makes them feel safe. it's so important that we do these things because all of us are hurting during times of tragedy like this. rachel: paulla, really quick. we only have a minute left. one of the things that's trending on social media right now is #thoughts and prayers do nothing. first of all i think your message is really powerful because there are people out there who think that that's not enough and you are saying that's really a party of it do you think our country is going through a spiritual crisis right now? >> i believe there is always in times of spiritual crisis. i think it's in these difficult times that drive us closer to god. that while god does not commit acts of evil, we are responsible to make our
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world a better place. i think it's doing the exact opposite. i think that we are drawn close to god and having a true awakening. rachel, thank you so much. rachel: thank you for your message. hopefully this message will be a time to draw people closer to god. ♪
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♪ >> no child, no teacher should ever american school no t should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters. >> jamie was such a special kid. all the kids here are. i don't know what i do next. >> we are now getting our first look at the faces of the victims of the horrific first look at the faces of high school shooting. >> nic lazaru nikolas cruz admits he was the gunman. >> are you nicholas jacob cruz. >> yes, ma'am. >> you are charged with 17 counts of aggravated murder. >> comment posted on one of
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his videos. >> i have never seen a post that disturbing or that brazen. >> the fbi was not able to further identify the person who made the comment. >> there were junior rotc students at the school who helped save their classmates. >> brought the back to the classroom. put up kevlar walls and took some of the tables we used as desks and stood them up for cover. ♪ ♪ brian: here we go. straight to a fox news alert. chilling confession. that from a florida high school shooter nikolas cruz reportedly telling police, and you heard it there, you heard him admit to it. but here is what he said to police, that demons made him do it. rachel: he is now behind bars, held without bail on 17 counts of premeditated murder. steve: on this friday morning, rob schmitt was live from park land, florida
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with disturbing new details about his troubled past. rob, it seems like everybody knew this kid was trouble. >> certainly there were a lot of warning signs. good morning, guys to you. there was an obsession with guns, with violence, with killing animals. there was that posting on youtube that the fbi was warned about. this is a student, a 19-year-old now expelled from the school behind me a year ago and three days later legally purchased this ar-15 semiautomatic rifle that was used to carry out this horrendous attack. a time line of what happened was given to us yesterday. this happened on wednesday. of course at 2:06 in the afternoon . the 19-year-old ubers to the school. he readies himself in an east stairwell at 2:21. walks out and opens fire in classrooms on the first and second floor for only three or four minutes. he drops his weapons and runs out of the school along by 3:41 he is found by a police officer in a neighborhood and taken into
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custody without any incident there. his first court appearance happened yesterday afternoon. he comes in and shows just a cowering and frightened 19-year-old being kind of held and embraced by his public defender. and he is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. and his public defender, after the hearing, actually showed some compassion for her client. >> he is a broken human being. he is a broken child. this sadness that this community is feeling, i mean, my children are -- they go to school in this community. i feel horrible for these families. and mr. cruz feels that pain. rob: certainly a broken young man, very disturbed young man. and she has a lot more compassion than i'm sure a lot of people do in this neighborhood because this was such a horrendous crime and still a lot of questions that need to be answered and there were a lot of warning signs as you guys are going to talk about quite a bit
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here over the next couple hours. we will send it back to you in the studio. steve: rob, thank you very much. the president of the united states, you probably saw his live from the white house yesterday speech to the nation about what happened and the trouble. he tweeted yesterday an elm iemphasis on mental health. as rob was just talking about, rachel and brian, his own public defender said he was deeply disturbed. he said he suffered from mental illness. there were signs of autism according to people in his family. we know that apparently he was treated at a mental health facility until about a year ago. and now he is on suicide watch. rachel: there were also articles online saying that many of his teachers are very similar to those who have fetal development syndrome. so there is some speculation about that as well going on. brian: couple things, looks like the president does want to take action on it obviously moved by it could be visiting as early as today. go to west palm beach. makes sense.
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starting to make preliminary moves to bring some survivors from sandy hook, people directly affected and columbine to the white house to see where they go from here. as marco rubio said yesterday, he said there is yesterday, he said there is no gun law that could have prevented this crime. and even they look at this and they said of all places "the washington post" looked at marco rubio's statement and he says you're right. steve: sure, you look now and look at everything, it seems like everybody knew. people were connecting the dots. listen, the fbi knew about somebody with exactly the same name who posted something disturbing on a youtube channel. brian was talking to this guy. >> ben: night a videguyben ben . he called because he had never seen anything like this before. watch. >> this particular guy found my video and decided to leave that comment. i have never seen a post that disturbing or that brazen.
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so i reported it to the fbi. the fbi sent out a couple of field agents to my office. pretty immediately. they sit down with whatever information i could give them and i hope opened an investigation from there. i'm not going to say they dropped the ball. i feel like i gave them very limited information on my end. brian: he was pretty much flipped out when he said that's the guy in september. steve: same name. brian: the fbi addressed it yesterday. rachel: knee-jerk reaction to go to gun control. steve scalise was on fox talking about his thoughts on that. because he doesn't think he would be alive if there weren't somebody on the field that day who had a gun to help him. >> if you think there is some magic unicorn law that's going to stop it from happening. just keep in mind that he violated probably dozens of laws already. including murdering people. that's against the law u so this idea that one magic law
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is going to stop the next one from happening, it's not. what you do see in common, number one, you see a lot of mental illness in common. but you also see gun-free zones. shooters know if you go to a gun-free zone you are the only one with gahanna. fortunately with me. i had two law enforcement agents that were with me that had guns that could counter the shooter. and ultimately that's what took him down. it was other people with guns that took down this shooter. brian: you had a lot of people there just ranting against guns. and then have you steve scalise the victim of one says this is my common sense approach. there is no magic law. a whole thing on freakomics, about who are these mass shooters. think about school shootings epidemic slow motion everevolving riot. with each one of these shootings, the threcial hold for the shooters gets lower and lower. it becomes more commonplace, easier for someone to pick up a gun the next time. what i also thought was interesting is you had a grandmother call authorities
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because they read in their grandson's journal about his looking to be violent at school. that's what it's going to take family members turning in family members or extended or direct or nuclear family saying i'm worried about my son. steve: that's a completely different case and in a whole another case that the grandma saw the journal and called the cops. you look at the warning signs the neighbors of this kid called the police. the students at his own school said he was obsessed with guns and killing things. rachel: the school itself, steve, said that he shouldn't come on with a back back. i mean, what more of a sign do you need? steve: exactly. school security said that he was troubled. we had a great law enforcement panel on just about 35 minutes ago. and we were talking about whether or not a new law, single law could have stopped what happened yesterday, and the general consensus was it's not about a law. it's about our culture. >> there is no one fix for
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this. this is not just a law enforcement problem. it is not just a school problem. it's a cultural problem. >> it's interesting to listen to them attack second amendment and never attack the first amendment. which is probably abused on a daily basis with the distribution of video games and some of the movies that teach our children that the resolution to conflict and injustice is the implementation of firearms. >> criminals break laws. this is someone that had a prior criminal past. he assaulted his relatives. gun control only impacts on law abiding citizens. and not criminals. steve: so you look at all the -- now it's easy for us to see because hindsight is always 2020. but there were so many things. you know, why didn't the fbi go further? well, according to the video blogger that brian talked to, the fbi agent said there were limits on how they could respond, given that there was no direct threat. it was just something somebody wrote on the internet. and people write stupid stuff all the time. rachel: right. steve: this was dangerous though. rachel: if you know who this person is, you don't have to
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arrest them. but you could alert of the school who at that time he was a student there,. steve: they couldn't track him back. the fbi could not locate this potential shooter in south florida. rachel: had judge jeanine on last night saying why not. his name was spelled in a particular name with a k. why aren't they connecting these dots with a failure on the part of the fbi. others have argued. brian: said he screen shot and called the fbi and deleted it normally he could have relied right to him and say what are you talking about him and draw him out. maybe youtube would be able to get the ip address from that here is the other thing, i don't know the other thing about this from record? the law enforcement perspective. if cops are coming to his house or trailer park multiple times because of problems, why doesn't very a record? is someone not jotting this a gun? is someone not jotting this down because he was under 18 at the time but he was 19? so i don't understand how can you have a clean record yet police know exactly how are and know you are a problem and so does the
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school. rachel: most the students that they interviewed said they had heard of this kid. they suspected if there was going to be a school shooting it was going to be that kid. the teacher said the same thing. hopefully right now, other schools across the country are thinking about who are those kids who are troubled and starting to intervene before something like this happen. and hopefully there is enough funds for the mental health services that obviously some of these kids need. steve: ultimately today though what we are focusing on are the 17 americans who lost their lives. jillian joins us right now. and jillian, the list came out. and it is so shocking for some people in that community because it seems like everybody knew somebody. jillian: you hear the number and see the faces and it's a completely different emotion and that's what a lot of people are dealing with right now. let's start with this fox news alert. right now. let's start with this fox news alert. and those faces right there. 17 innocent lives tragically cut short. among them a coach, a geography teacher, and a junior rotc member. we are now getting our first look at the faces of the victims of the horrific high school shooting.
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that includes nicholas ward a senior with the swimming scholarship to the university of indianapolis. his coach speaking at a vigil last night. >> his family and is devastated and heart broken to have lost nicholas. he was a happy young man full of joy and life. he was passionate about swimming. he was excited to be going to the indy u to join their swim team. he dreamed of making the olympics swim team and going to the 2020 olympics in tokyo. >> a go fund me page established for the victims' families already raising nearly $660,000. twin brothers, one a former new york city school teacher accused of enlisting students to help build bombs. the fbi arresting christian toro and brother tyler after bomb making manual was found on christian's school issued laptop when he resigned. finding 30 pounds of explosive materials in his apartment. paid two students to break
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apart fireworks and extract explosive powder. mitt romney expected to announce his run for senate today. former massachusetts governor and 2012 nominee for president expected to chase the utah seat left open by the retiring orrin hatch. romney who has been critical of president trump previously planned an announcement for yesterday but rescheduled after the shooting in florida. that's a look at your headlines, guys. send it back to you. steve: all right, jillian. thank you. meanwhile immigration debate hit a wall in the u.s. senate. senate. what the president has to say about where we go from here coming up. we're live in washington next. brian: he is just one of the many heroes emerging in the florida shooting. a football coach who died shielding his students. players from his football team join us live to honor his legacy. ♪ ♪
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rachel: a bipartisan plan for daca falling short in the senate. steve: the white house refusing to back down from key immigration priorities. there are four pillars taking aim at democrats after the senate rejected all four proposals. brian: right. they only got 39 vote on their proposal. griff jenkins is live in washington with the latest. hey, griff, it was 0 for 4. >> 0 for 4. let me tell you what's coming up next. it's the senate's week long
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vacation that started yesterday when they went 0-4. failing four straight times to pass anything, especially that bipartisan bill that had the support of 8 republicans. but the president had called it a total catastrophe and threatened to veto. the white house placing the blame on the democrats. in this statement today, the schumer democrats in the senate demonstrated again that they are not serious about daca. they are not serious about immigration reform. and they are not serious about homeland security but senate minority leader chuck schumer says the president is the one to blame. i regret the only bipartisan effort of the group of moderate senators to come up with a bipartisan compromise couldn't get the necessary 60 votes. there's only one reason why the senate will be unable to reach a bipartisan solution to daca. president trump. >> three democrats cross the aisle. grassley bill most closely
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align with the president's four pillars wept down in flames 39-60. now the house take as shot at it with the most conservative bill we have seen yet out of congress. put forth by congressman goodlatte and very closely resembles the president's goals daca, chain migration and the voice lottery. lawmakers are in recess until february 26th. march 5th deadline for dreamers approaching. four days for anything to happen. the senate may be a skinny bill trying to do just daca and the wall sure doesn't seem likely right now, guys. steve steph that's right. griff, from the 10 or so republicans who voted no against their party's president and the country's president, actually. their party's leader, have reheard from them why they voted no on that. >> no, we haven't. you know, i'm going to be filling in with you guys this weekend. i solid them all day. everybody said traveling, we're busy. steve: of course they are. brim brian how many votes did the rounds -- did the
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rounds proposal have. >> that was much closer, brian. it was 54 to something. and, you know, if they only needed 51, it would have passed. but they need 60. to avoid that filibuster that the white house constantly points to. chuck schumer held hostage by the radical wing of the party. brian: president said do it, he would have gotten those vote. he didn't. he wouldn't have had two pillars now no pillars and wall. rachel: it almost happened again, another teen with a plan to shoot up his school until his grandmother until his grandmother stepped in. brian: plus the florida school shooter facing 17 counts of premeditated murder. is it possible he escapes justice by claiming insanity? maybe the groundwork is being laid right now. ♪ ♪
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you will. brian: quick headlines now, 23 minutes after the hour. second federal appeals court you will. ruling against president trump's latest travel ban order. the virginia based court says limiting visitors from six muslim majority nations and two other countries is unconstitutional and anti-muslim. in december the 9th circuit found the president exceeded the scope of authority with the ban. the supreme court will hear the case in april. and, some supporters of house minority leader nancy pelosi are predicting she is on her way out. new jersey democratic representative bill pascrell telling the atlantic that he expects pelosi to step down no matter who wins the white house. other democrats suggest it should happen before the 2018 mid terms. republicans hope that doesn't happen. rachel: this is a fox news alert. the gunman accused of killing 17 people at a florida high school wednesday is currently being held without bond facing 17 counts of premeditated
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murder. steve: could the shooter claim insanity and how were all the warning signs missed? brian: we're asking members of the tel tulsa police department gang unit and analysts for a&e live's pd run away hit. sergeant sean larkin a reality show that really have reality. you are solving instant crimes and doing instant commentary it's fascinating. >> thank you. brian: i know you are a dad and personally affected and a law enforcement who wouldn't be when you have high school kids and see the problems? high schoolers under the gun literally and being killed in cold blood from. a law enforcement perspective, where do you see the problems? >> you know, this thing, politicians. it's not just law enforcement, it's not politicians. it's not just mental health issues. it's community that needs to be involved. it's teachers that need to work with law enforcement pass information on. i mean, we even have minor dysfunction. working with federal agencies. communicating and sharing information. you know, there is multiple levels that need improvement.
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i can tell you as a parent, you know, parents need to be involved with their kids social media. you need to follow them on social media. you are paying for that phone bill. you know, have that. look at it i understand that these are the type of things people need to start doing to hopefully prevent one of these from happening again. steve: we saw his public defender yesterday put her hand around him when he appeared before the judge. the defender says he is deeply disturbed. has a history of mental illness. dolls that lay the groundwork for an insanity plea or you know, we just heard from rob schmitt three days after he was kicked out of school he went and bought that rifle. >> obviously it sounds like that's the route they are going to go with this. somebody can suffer from mental illness but still be, you know, legally responsible for their actions. i mean, you know, for someone to be deemed incompetent that's a court process. now if they are going to go not guilty by reason of insanity something the jury
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decides. shifts the burden from the state so say this is what this guy did. shifting over from the defense to go yes we did this or yes, i did this. but i'm not responsible for because of this. steve: right. plus he also has apparently confessed. he said i did it and laid out exactly what he did. he went in with a soft pack with a gun in it. he went in with a soft pack with a gun in it. then tried to blend in with people. wound up at walmart and mcdonald's and a subway, too. and took an uber. >> that's part of the not guilty by reason of insanity. brian: he plotted and planned. >> exactly. to use that defense essentially you have to say i didn't understand what that what i'm doing is going to have these type of results. when you have the mind set of taking uber and put your school shirt back on the school you are expelled from and show up there and inflict this type of damage and mind set to drop your weapon and flee with the other students. my personal opinion that's difficult. rachel: interesting. so many of the kids in the school said if we were going to have a school shooting at our school, we would predict
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it would be that guy. >> right. rachel: teachers said the same thing. he gets expelled from the school. what happens? if you get expelled by three different schools and you are an orphan, who is taking care of this? where was the social safety net to pick that up? it's really complicated. >> it's very complicated. and i don't have an answer for that. you know, we can't assign a police officer to every one of these people in this type of situation to baby-sit. you know, a lot of things come down to funding. where do we place people like this. and it's -- i don't know. rachel: the thought that comes to me if he was troubled, at least the family that had taken him in. >> right. rachel: might have gotten a knock on the door to go hey, i know he is staying with you. you got to watch out. >> correct. speaking of us in tulsa we get a threat similar to this whether it's on this or terrorist type level. you know, we go out and do a knock and talk. go out to the house and try to make contact when you can. brian: youtube situation in mississippi, they get a response saying i want to be a professional school shooter.
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and he calls the fbi the finn doesn't know what happens and next thing you know he kills 17 people. is it implausible to think that the fbi could connect the dots between the mississippi post and troubled kid in florida? obviously we heard he used his real name on this. this happened in mississippi trying to connect him to somebody in florida. i suppose it is possible to track him down. if he doesn't have a criminal record he wouldn't show up in databases. mental health type things those are protected. with social media platforms these days, there are so many people that post different things on their threats, comments. i myself have received them. rachel: i have too. >> is this someone credible or running their mouth. steve: now we know. thank you very much, sergeant. safe trip back to tell you that. meanwhile, next up, he is just one of many heroes emerging in that south
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florida shooting. a football coach who died shielding his students, players from coach feis football team will join us thrive honor his legacy. they are live from parkland, florida next. ♪ ♪ it's time for the 'ultimate sleep number event' on the only bed that adjusts on both sides to your ideal comfort, your sleep number setting. does your bed do that? save 50% on the ultimate limited edition bed. plus 24-month financing ends monday visit sleepnumber.com for a store near you.
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steve: a fox news alert. acts heroism unbelievable courage coming to light this morning following the horrific tragedy down in florida. rachel: football coach aaron feis being hailed a hero after he threw himself in front of students acting as a human shield to protect them as bullets rained down. rice later died from gunshot wound. those who knew him think he died the same way he lived, putting others first. brian: let's find out first happened. joining us their coach majorry stoneman varsity high school players: thanks, guys for joining us. i appreciate it.
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>> thank you for having us brian: lucas, sadly you are going to be going to your coach's funeral. that will be an opportunity for everyone to show what he meant to the whole town, not just to the players he coached and people he interacted with tell me about your coach. >> he was just like a kind-hearted guy. he always is doing good things for the community him and his wife support a child in ethiopia. they are good people always had a great people. he just knew what to do whenever things were bad and you could really tell on wednesday. >> tyler, when you heard that the coach became a human shield to protect some students, did that surprise you? >> no. it really didn't. to be honest with you. because, you know, he was just -- he was that type of
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guy that when stuff went down, he was always i heard it over the radio, my coach's office that they thought it was a fire cracker at first. he said that's no fire cracker. i'm going in. it was just silence in there. rachel: what kind relationship did coach feis have with you as football players. steve: will? >> he was always there for us. he was on the field. he was always taking us aside and showing us some extra things when we got caught up in the busyness of practice. he went above that outside of football he was always caring about us as like people. cared about our families, where we wanted to go in life. what our future was going to hold for us. he didn't care just about us as players. just as people in general. >> lucas where were you when this whole thing took place. >> i was in the 900 building in the back. i was with will right when will got a call from tyler's mom saying feis shot at shielding people. we broke down in tears
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crying. it was just -- it crushed us deep down. brian: what did you understand lieu does the coach did. there is shooting going on inside. got the student to safety. what do you understand people told you happened next? >> pretty much what i have heard is that he saw a bunch of kids running and the gunman looked right at them. he jumped in front of it and supposedly he took 8 bullets. i'm not sure if that's true. but is he a hero. steve: yeah, tyler, i have read one story in one of the papers this morning that it sounds like the coach actually jumped on the shooter and may have engaged him like that. of course, it's hard to tell. but where were you, tyler, when the shooting happened and how did you -- what did you do to try to protect yourselves and stay away from the trouble? >> i was actually in my coach's office, coach may, the head coach. i was actually talking to a couple recruiting coaches.
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and we heard the fire alarm go off, and so we started making our way out. and then we heard gunshots from another building. and we heard code red go over the radio. we ran back inside to his office and we were actually sitting in our chris hixon's office and other security guard that was killed during this incident, and we heard over the radio that feis was down and he was shot and he wasn't moving. just collapsed in the middle of the office. i didn't want anyone to touch me. i didn't want anyone to talk to me when i was sitting there just weeping. rachel: he was a security guard. would he have had anything on him, a weapon, your coach? how does that work when he is the security guard as well as a coach? well as a coach? >> will? >> is he a security guard. and he rides around on his golf cart opening the gates and helping kids. when it comes to actually protecting us from a guy with a gun, if someone were to come on campus, he has no way of protecting us.
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he can't stop them. the only thing he could do is give his life to save others. if he had a gun maybe there would have been a different outcome. brian: lucas, maybe you could help us. we don't understand in terms of the security. what was the security? if i wanted to go in and out of your school, why be stopped? if i'm a former student, why be stopped going in and out of the school, lucas? >> i mean, you would definitely be questioned. i don't know if be there he would definitely be questioned. and if you got. brian: that's how he did it, i guess. steve: tyler, let me ask you this. we appreciate you guys all showing up today, but this has got to be really hard. because you three all knew pretty much everybody who was killed a couple of days ago. how are you doing? >> i don't know. i'm exhausted. i'm mentally and physically drained. i haven't been sleeping well, you know.
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it's actually really hard to talk about coach right now. and i lost -- i have known him since the last name. i have lost meadow pollock, i have known her since sixth grade and i also lost nick who i actually didn't know until last year when he was in my peer counseling class. we became very close. we hung out outside of school a couple times that kid was an inspiration. rachel: last night there was a memorial service. has the memorial service and these kinds of remember remembrances have they been helping to you heal to cope with what has happened this week which is so tragic?
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will? >> they helped to a certain extent. they bring us all together. they showed that we are a community and that we are all there for each other and we have a support group. we have such a loving they are hard at the same time because they remind us of what happened and it's hard to see, you know, the faces and hear the names. but it's good to know that we have such a loving community and such a great amount of support from our friends and family and local politicians. brian: lucas, they see these sports teams become like a family. could you talk about your coach's role in that family? >> feis was pretty much like the dad of our group. he came in outside school, inside of school. he taught us that most of what i know, because i played offensive line. he was my individual coach. he came in to culinary when we were making food. we would always feed him. he was always there when we needed him the most. i think that's why we miss him so much. brian: even graduated from your school, right? he had the legacy thing going. >> yeah, 1993. steve: tyler, know the school is closed the balance of this week and probably going to be closed a good portion of next week as well. but then there is going to come a day when you have got to go back to school. how hard is it going to be to walk through those doors?
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>> i don't think it will be hard for me to walk through the doors. the hardest part will be driving through the front gates and not seeing coach feis sitting there giving me a thumb's up or making me stop to roll the window down and saying that, you know, he cares about me or have a good day at school or get my stuff done are because i'm a knuckle head or something like that or him crack off at me or something like that. rachel: wow, tyler, will, lucas, just our hearts break for you. we hope you know that america is praying for you and this tragedy has brought so many people together. our hearts are with you during. this and we hope that day that you walk in isn't as hard as you say. but, boy. brian: one thing you guys have set up and i think this is great. the stoneman douglas football facebook page has a link to the go fund me page. so far $32,000 and counting. we have it posted on our home page, too. right now and i know a lot of people at home want to
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help. and that's the way to do it. steve: tyler, will and lucas thank you for joining us live. rachel: thank you. >> thank you. >> no problem. thank you for having us. rachel: take care, boys. brian: all right. tight team. 19 minutes now before the top of the hour. the football shooter bragged about his love for violence. leaving behind a disturbing digital footprint to prove it so what should you do if you discover posts like this in your school with people you know? rachel: and this tragedy putting the gun control debate at center stage again. is it possible to come to a solution both sides will be okay with? talk about that up next. ♪ ♪
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problem. >> effective enforcement of our gun laws, focusing on criminals and dangerous people can imprif public safety. it's not good if we have got gun laws that say criminals can't carry guns and they never get enforced. steve: never get enforced. so will more laws, new laws make a difference especially those targeting guns instead of the people holding them? have that fair and balanced debate first up democratic strategist and former state representative donicaway screen left and matt schlapp chairman of the conservative union and political director for george w. bush. guys, thank you very much for joining us. >> good to be here. >> thanks for having me, steve. good morning. steve: don, would a new law have stopped what happened this week in florida. >> perhaps not. but i don't think that the answer is to lift the
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enhanced checks that we have under trump just because it was an obama based regulation. we saw that he lifted enhanced gun checks on those who are mentally ill, allowing them to get more access to guns, we have also seen the president bulk at prest even the mention of gun. we have to acknowledge that access to normal citizens weapons of war without enhanced background checks and doing things like banning bump stocks. i understand they weren't used yesterday. we have to acknowledge at some point we have to look into guns and access to weapons of war and mass killing machines without doing that we have done nothing to stop these kind of situations from happening. steve: matt, one of the things the president tweeted about yesterday was the fact that he brought up a mental illness. and now we know from the shooter's public defender, this guy is deeply disturbed. he went to a mental health facility until about a year ago. clearly that is part of the equation that's got to figure in to any kind of solution going forward.
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>> yeah. now, this is exactly at the heart of it. there are two things the laws on the books need to be enforced and we have this instant background check which everybody agrees all the states and communities should be doing a better job and get all the funding they need and more to get information they need on a person trying to buy a gun. continue to pick constitutional judges who will actually keep us safe by enforcing these laws. we have too many judges who prevent law enforcement from taking steps. steve: what do you mean? >> we have too many occasions when people who have a mental disability. a mental illness. the government tries to step in and look maybe this is not the person who should have a weapon and judges throw those decisions out left and right. we have to deal with this as a country. i know it's sensitive but i really think it's a legitimate question to ask should someone who has mental deficiencies always have the ability to have any
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kind of weapon they want? steve: i think the answer is no, isn't it. >> exactly. >> of course the answer is no. not just limited to mental deficiencies. we see the gentleman who shot 500 people killing in vegas had no meant illness. if you consider matt and i have both been around long enough to see this tax bill we just passed in last december, it was 10, 15 years in the making. when this president decided and this president decided they wanted to act they got something done. i don't know what else needs to happen for congress to decide to ability with some urgency and say we have had enough. we will do something and we haven't done it on this one issue. >> i would support any law that would prevent these tragedies. the problem is, i can't think of any law that would prevent these tragedies. i can't pass a law that says we should be our neighbor's keeper. we should all follow the golden rule. what we. >> what we don't do is lift regulations. >> we should be more engaged in our community. >> nobody disagrees with
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that what we can't do is not act and what we can't do is lift regulations. we have gun show loopholes throughout this country. >> that is not true. >> that is absolutely true. can you go into any gun show in many states in this country 30 states and buy a gun. >> that's not true. >> without a significant background check. >> that is not true. >> that is absolutely the case. >> that's not accurate. steve: the key is we are starting the conversation. theys have v. to make it easier for kids to report problems when they see something. >> that's right. steve: they say it and goes to the proper person. >> protect our kids at school. steve: indeed. don call way, matt schlapp great discussion. >> thanks, steve. steve: meanwhile the florida school killer left a disturbing digital footprint. what should you do if you discover alarming posts like that on the internet. kurt the cyberguy shows us new technologies you need to see that could help going forward.
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>> we have already began to dissect his website things that social media he was on and some of the things that come to mind are very disturbing. steve: florida shooter made a disturbing digital footprint prior to the wednesday massacre. we have been telling you about that. rachel: what should you do if you discover alarming posts like these on the internet. brian: ask that to the cyberguy. you have [blank] all over it since this happened. >> continue to look at it bigger question is this. silicon valley getting our attention. getting a lot of money in their pockets. getting us engaged in their product, including youtube, including stain gram. google owns youtube.
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what are they doing right now and what did they do when ben space bennight reported that distressing react. he also reported to youtube. do you know what they did? they just deleted it what else could they have done? steve: did they destroy the evidence? >> they deleted it i'm sure it's still sitting somewhere that you could get access to. they deleted it. did they reach out to the fbi? i don't have an answer to it yet. here is what we do know. they could. they could have a much more interactive approach to law enforcement and protecting our schools than they are right now. let's do a little wake-up call. what can you do right now? brian: and schools do right? >> and schools do. you have kids in school right now. number one, call them up. call your school. look up their website. find out what's your emergency plan? how do they respond to events like this? and then build a contact in your phone with that info. if you pick up something disturbing on social media, or a threat, you send it --
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you be ready to send it straight to the school. and ask them how are you addressing this? what are you doing to look at it? because tools are now available to schools. steve: and teachers like this? >> this also. first geo fencing, put in your school name and key words that would be trigger words. and it would let you know on campus or within a few miles whether somebody is saying something like we already knew what is going on really for a phone. this is a teacher's panic button. called school guard. yes, i do want to report this going on. it does four things immediately. calls 911. it also notifies and let's the teachers and the principal know there is a problem. steve: how do you download that? it's on the app.
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steve: school guard. >> police officers nearby have a companion app. called hero 911. and 50,000 police officers are using it including about 100, 200 in broward county. brian: kurt the cyberguy thanks very much. more "fox & friends." . . . .
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>> no child, no teacher should ever be in danger in an american school. no parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters. >> jamie was such a special kid. all the kids here are. i don't know what i do next. >> here, pow, pow, pow, in the stairwell. her teacher opened her classroom, if wasn't for that, we could all have been dead. brian: admit he was the gunman. >> are you nikolas cruz? >> yes, ma'am. >> you are charged with 17 counties of premeditated murder.
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>> fbi confirmed they were alerted to the him from a you stuebe poster. >> candlelight as hundreds mourn the last of 17 people killed. >> for every up with that person in the world, there is at least 100 more that are good. steve: straight to a fox news alert. a chilling confession from the high school shooter down in florida. he reportedly told police that he heard voices in his head telling him how to do it, demons made him do it. rachel: he is now behind bars, held without bail on 17 counts of premeditated murder. brian: rob schmitt is going over the timeline the sheriff is letting us know what happened. he is in parkland, florida, with the disturbing details and this shooter's troubled past. rob? reporter: good morning. the such now up on marjory
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stoneman douglas high school in parkland. the cars are still there. nothing has changed. it is on lockdown by police. we're getting information on troubled and deranged young man that carried out the attack. said he had demons in the head, like you guys said told him to do it. obviously very sick in the head. expelled from the school about a year ago. bought the rifle he used to commit the attack three days after he left the school. the timeline 6:00 p.m. on wednesday, valentine's day, took the uber-to the school at 2:21. he enters the building, firing on first and second floor in classrooms, shooting number of people in short period of time. three to four minutes. he drops the weapon and goes outside. gets out along with other students rushing out of the shooting there is a active shooter. he heads out, runs to a walmart near by. he is there at 2:50. heads to a mcdonald's at
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3:301. then by 3:41 he is found by very alert police officer. took him into custody. he didn't try to resist arrest or anything like that. in court he looked very timid and frightened. he was consoled by his public defender. defender. he is charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. his defense attorney came out of that hearing and showed some compassion for him. >> he is a broken human being. he is a broken child. this sadness of this community is feeling, i mean my children are, they go to school in this community. i feel horrible for these families and mr. cruz feels that pain. reporter: certainly broken human being and a very sick individual that committed this attack. now a lot of questions about how this was able to be carried out as there were a number of warning signs, even students at
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the school say if anybody was going to do this it was going to be this young man. a lot of things we have to go over, guys. send it back to you. steve: rob, got a quick question for you. there are reports he may have stalked one of the girls he killed. he was expelled from the school last year because he had gotten into a fight with his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend. anything to that? reporter: at this point i don't know what we have confirmed on that. i read the exact same report, steve, the fight that got him expelled was oaf a ex-girlfriend. i don't know if there was a relationship, a tangible relationship or he thought it was a relationship, he was jealous a guy got a girl he wanted. that will have to come out in the coming days. that is one of the things they have to get to figure out what led him to being expelled from the school. he bought the gun three days after he was expelled. steve: thank you, rob. from parkland. brian: i can not believe the
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stats, since sandy hook, 239 school shootings. 438 people were shot, 138 killed. now you can add 17. reporting to, thanks to great medical work, out of the 15 in the hospital, only seven are left and one in light threatening situation. steve: this is one of the situations the more you learn about the shooter you realize a lot of warnings signs were missed. neighbors called the cops on family number of times. police car was routinely in the driveway. classmates says he was obsessed with killing things and guns. ultimately the even the school security knew he was trouble as well. and for his own public defender to say he is on suicide watch and a broken, deeply-disturbed person, you know that is clearly the person who pulled the trigger, somebody who had mental health issues. >> fbi confirmed, as rob told us, there was a youtube blogger
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that brian interviewed earlier today that said there was a posting, that said i'm going to be a professional school shooter, had the name nikolas cruz. some people saying the fbi might have missed the warning. kurt the cyber guy was in here, that youtube deleted posting or comment. comment. maybe they could have done more than delete it. find who wrote that. brian: ben didn't say they did anything wrong but he warned the fbi and looks like the same guy. >> the particular guy found my video and left that comment. i have never seen a post that disturbing or brazen. i reported it to the fbi. the fbi sent out couple field agents to my office pretty immediately. sat down with whatever information i give them, and i hoped opened an investigation from there. i will not say they dropped the ball. i feel like i gave them very
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limited information on my end. brian: sergeant sticks larkin on the a&e show, fantastic live look with cops out on the street on a typical night, listen if a cop comes to your house, and doesn't take you away or arrest you, there is no record of that he will keep a log of that, digitize it, but there is no record. if i'm in the fbi in mississippi i go in to see who this guy is, nicholas might come up clean. when i get background check, he might come up clean and on the cusp of really, obviously being somebody looked at by local law enforcement he still has got a clean record. steve: he didn't have a police record when he legally bought that gun. however goes back to people are going, why did the fbi miss those, connecting those dots? well the sergeant said this about the federal bureau of investigation. >> obviously we heard he used his real name on there but it's a matter trying to find -- this
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happened in mississippi, trying to connect him to somebody in florida. i suppose it is possible to track that down, if he doesn't have a criminal record he wouldn't show up in databases. those are protected of the social media plat firms, so many people post threats and comments. i myself has received them. you have to decide if they're credible or running their mouth. there are mum multiple levels that mean improvement. brian: if you're skinning animals, violent posts, not an offense where it is arrested that has to be logged in. i don't know anyone had the cops come to my house 10 times. i don't know anyone in my life. why is there not registered and shows up in a background check? steve: because it was not registered. rachel: brian is saying, 10 times, even if the fbi couldn't
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do anything legally or the police couldn't do anything legally this young man is orphan staying with a family. does the family know this young man is dangerous? does the family know what the students and school are saying about him. there is disconnect somewhere. remember he is an orphan. >> the family knew he had the rifle, made him keep it in a locked box. however he had the key. rachel: if he was disturbed maybe they would have said no guns in our house. brian: that would have been good. steve: talk a little bit about the some of the people who did lose their lives a couple days ago. one of them was hero coach aaron feis who actually used his body as a human shield. he was part of not only the football team but part of the security team. three of the players from that team were on with us earlier talking about the coach. clearly on this friday, they are heartbroken. >> he saw a bunch of kids running. and the gunman looked right at him.
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he jumped in front of it, supposedly took eight bullets. i'm not sure that is true but he is a hero. >> we heard over the radio feis was down and was shot. wasn't moving. i collapsed in the middle of the office. i didn't want anyone to touch me. i didn't want to talk to anyone. i was sitting there weeping. >> care about our families where we want to go in life. what the future wants to hold for us. he didn't care just about as you as players, as people in general. >> always there when we needed him the most. that is really why we miss him so much. >> the hardest part will be driving through the front gates and not seeing coach feis sitting there, giving me thumbs up or making me stop to roll the window down, he cares about me, have good day at school. get my stuff done because i'm a knucklehead or something like that. brian: the coach obviously means a lot to not only this generation of players but previous players. there will be huge outpouring expected for his funeral. they will need help.
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he is a school teacher. dead kitted whole life to his -- dedicated his whole life to the high school. this is go fund me page. steve: go to our website, we'll link to their gofundme page. brian: gofundme.com, in honor of our fallen hero. steve: very good. we've been talking about the people who lost their lives. jillian this morning is giving us the list of the 17 that died. jillian: good morning to you guys. let's get to this fox news alert talking about 17 lives. among them a swimmer, trombone player and a coach. we're getting first look of the faces of the victims of the horrific high school shooting. geography teacher, scott beagle was shot and killed as he tried to get people inside. melissa was a soccer play. her mother is heartbroken.
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>> so smart, beautiful, creative, outgoing. i know melissa is in heaven with god and she is, she is safe there. jillian: you just heard about the gofundme page for the coach. there is also a gofundme page established for victims families. that page raising more than $670,000. a teen facing attempted murder charges after his grand mother foiled his alleged school shooting plan just one day before the florida massacre. joshua o'connor's grandmother contacting police in washington state after finding his semiautomatic rifle and a journal where he wrote things like quote, i can't wait to walk into that class and blow all those blank away. the 18-year-old he learned from past shooter peace mistakes. so disturbing. mitt romney expected to announce his run for senate today. former massachusetts governor and 2012 mom any for president
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is expected to go after the seat left by retiring orrin hatch. he was recently critical of president trump. the announcement was prescheduled from yesterday after the shooting in florida. brian: he is supposed to float right to the seat from senator hatch. thanks so much. 13 minutes after the hour. steve: it is almost unbelievable. accused cop killer applauded as is led by guards into jail. why? we have the story. brian: so why didn't the fbi do more to stop the shooter. is it indeed possible? we'll ask somebody that knows. former fbi assistant director weighs in with reality. rachel: florida attorney general pam bondi is coming up next.
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>> i had reported it to the fbi. the fbi sent out a couple of field agents from the office pretty immediately. they took down whatever information i could give them, i hope opened an investigation from there. i'm not going to say they dropped the ball. i feel like i gave them very limited information on my end. brian: that is all he had. that is youtuber, ben, bennight,
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to a chilling comment appeared to come from the high school shooter, multiple killer, mass shooter suspect nikolas cruz who admitted to it. saying i'm going to be a professional school shooter. that was posted underneath his video. joining us with reaction, former assistant director of the february by, ron hosco. did the fbi do everything right in this case, talking to him, as far as we can tell not doing anything after that, ron? >> brian, based on what we heard and what i know, the fbi is very limited in what it can do with this type of information. first their top priorities are looking for federal crimes and national security threats. this does not appear to be either of those. they're looking for federal crimes they can prosecute. on its face this single posting does not give you that. you will not be able to take that to a prosecutor, if i prove who posted this will you charge them? the answer is no. they're working within their guidelines. here i would say they probably opened the lowest level of
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investigation which is an assessment. it is very limited. it involves running public database checks and not much more. this is not the sort of information that is going to have them running off to a prosecutor, give me grand jury subpoenas because that is what youtube or google or anyone else would say, you want isp information? you want an i.p. address? where is your subpoena? brian: ron, tell me if this is plausible, feasible for you guys to do. you find out only 13 people with that name in the country. you run the names. there is no criminal record. but you are look at a student, and you maybe is it possible to call broward county, say, hey, sheriff, do you have a problem with this 18-year-old because he posted something in september that said he wants to be a professional school shooter? is that possible? >> i think that is, brian, and that's why i do think the fbi owes a little bit more information on what guided them. i assume it is, the fbi's
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guidance which is know known as the diog. very think manuel what you can do an what you can't. they owe us a little clarity what steps they could have taken. could be they did have 13 of them. they started make calls around. certainly type of information you want to get to local law enforcement. there may not be a federal crime but this is potentially valuable information and a dot that somebody else may be collecting against. brian: we don't want to point fingers. just want to make sure it doesn't happen again. one thing for sure, ben did the right thing. he read something. acted immediately. >> no doubt about it. brian: fbi quickly got there. we don't know if there is any follow-through or possible. ron, thank you so much. next time you're back we'll talk about the mueller probe for quite same time. >> thank you. brian: will florida seek the death penalty for the 19-year-old confessed killer?
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still yes! xfinity delivers gig speed to more homes than anyone. now you can get it, too. welcome to the party. steve: fox news alert. moments ago mitt romney finally made it official he is going to run for senate. he has tweeted out, i'm running for united states senate to serve the people of utah and bring utah's values to washington. former massachusetts governor and 2012 republican nominee for president will be chasing the utah seat left open by retiring orrin hatch. romney previously planned announcement for yesterday but rescheduled after the shooting in florida. mitt romney running for senate in utah. >> the accused florida high schooler shooter now being held without bail on 17 counts of premeditated murder after reportedly confessing that demons made him do it. the big question remains, will florida seek the death penalty in this horrific case?
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steve: joining us with her thoughts on this, florida attorney general pam bondi, joins us from florida. pam, what about the death penalty? >> steve, rachel, good morning to you. the death penalty in florida we take very seriously of course. there are aggravating circumstances and mitigating circumstances and those must be weighed. mental health is taken into play as it should. there are other things, that i can't talk specifically about this case but i will tell you that anyone who in general who is cold, calculated, premeditated, something well-thought out, something that is planned, something organized in advance, those all weigh very heavily in. also to his mental state, that you know what you're doing. you know many other aggravators as well apply. he was clearly a high school student. so he was intelligent. he had issues, but yes, i would
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be, i would -- rachel: you're going after the death penalty -- >> that is not, it is not my choice. so, what happens he goes before a judge. he gets no bond, the state has 45 days to make the determination. they look at everything, with seven teen dead children all of which parents i know now, i'm certain they will be seeking death. rachel: so have you seen any copycat activity on the internet, on instagram? that usually happens after these kind of incidents? >> so rachel i was on tv yesterday all day. i think it was probably, i'm so glad i did this, talking about, you know, we call them copycats. they're not just copycats. they're predators too. if you are poeting that you are going to shoot up a school, if you're going to proup a school, if you're snapchatting you will drive a truck into a school, we are taking it seriously and we are coming after you. i was up a lot of the night last night, most of the night, first
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thing this morning, on the phone with the fbi, on the phone with a local police department talking about this. we have seen it on an up rise. here is the good news. kids are telling their parents. they very well can be saving lives. you have got to report it. i would rather you be wrong 100% of the time and it be a joke which none of this is funny, and not be scared to report it. we want to you report it. please report it. steve: as you know, pam, a lot of people now are talking about, well, you know, we could have prevented that if we would have had better gun control laws. cover of the "new york post," mr. president, please act, we need sensible gun control to help stop the slaughter. the big question is, what law could possibly be written that with have stopped what happened down in your state this week? >> steve, bad people are going to get guns no matter what. we need to make sure the good people are there to protect from
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that. and here, i firmly believe we need more security at our schools now. we live in a different world in which, when we were all growing up, we never dreamed we would be dealing with this. we have to protect our kids. i'm all for having more armed security at our schools. we have to do that. something that you have heard me be very vocal on the president's opioid commission, mental health. >> right. >> as a career prosecutor while whole career i know we've been not doing enough for mental health in our country. we have to fundamental health in our country. rachel: i hope we have a conversation about the psychotropic drugs children are being prescribed to lead to that. >> thank you. rachel: how can people at home help the victims? you're talking about a go fun me page. you're trying to make sure there are not fraudsters out there taking advantage of the situation? >> you try to take advantage of this situation we're going after you. go fund me as been a great partner. sadly i was out in las vegas.
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we worked pulse nightclub, horrible. when go fund me reached out to me proactively said, we're ready to go. it's a sad situation what we all know what to do in advance. but it is good. gofundme reached out to me. they are checking every single background and every single person. one of the main guys at gofundme he knows one of the victims. gofundme is a safe site to donate to. americans have been so generous. people have reached out to me helping funeral expenses. my office paid for the funeral expenses not picked up by other sources. it is tremendous help. jewish funerals are much more expensive because of the beauty of the service and the way they care for the bodies of dead. steve: if people gofundme, easy to tell which one is the
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victim's fund. it is north of $600,000 on this friday morning. >> gofundme guys are monitoring it completely. >> great. pam bondi, attorney general for florida. thank you. rachel: thank you. president trump calling for heard your prayer and seen your tears. i will heal you. steve: will the nation come together and heal? "diamond & silk" join us live to talk about the president's words next. ♪ and get expert backup in the blink of an eye. because safety is never being satisfied and always working to be better.
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>> in these moments of heartache and darkness we hold on to god's word in scripture, i have heard
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your prayer, and seen your tears. i will heal you. we trust in that promise and we hold fast to our fellow americans in their time of sorrow. i want to speak now directly to america's children, especially those who feel lost, alone, confused or even scared. i want you to know that you are never alone and you never will be. you have people who care about you. who love you, and who will do anything at all to protect you. steve: powerful words from the president of the united states yesterday morning. let's bring in "diamond & silk." you know them, they are social media luminaries. they are donald trump supporters. they join us from "diamond & silk" headquarters. you heard the words yesterday.
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what were your observations? >> they were soothing and right for a time like this. when we look at everything that happened we have to get back to basic. >> yes. >> we have to get back to having compassion, empathy and regard for human life. i don't care if you have a mental illness or what you're going through, something has to be there in your brain, that tells uh-oh no, i can't do that. that is not what i'm supposed to do. when you have humility and when you have regard for human life, you won't cross that line. >> that's right. >> i thought what the president said was amazing. it was perfect for that time. >> that's right. steve: one of the things that a lot of people are talking about is, you know, we need more gun controls, but we have experts on this program today, "diamond & silk," look, if that is the idea, they can't think of a single law that would have prevented what happened down there this week. >> absolutely. listen, you can take the guns out of the hands of everybody but if somebody has it in their
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mind to want to kill you, they will use a car to mow you down. >> that's right. >> they will use a bomb to throw that through the window. then what do you do? do you take away the car? do you take away bomb-making materials? what we need to do, we need to start teaching compassion and empathy. i can remember back in the day when we had prayer in schools. we didn't see all of this. >> that's right. >> now we turned our nation into secular nation. you can do whatever you want. you can be disrespectful. you don't have to have regard for nothing this is it what happens. >> that's right. >> we have to get back to the basics, compassion, empathy and regard for human life. and that is taught at early age. >> recognize that guns don't shoot itself. it is about what is going on in the minds of the person behind the trigger. >> that's right. rachel: "diamond & silk," you are both mothers. what do you tell, what do you recommend people tell their kid? my kids came home from school, they already heard about it before i even had a chance to, you know, break the news to them. what should we, what should we
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do as parents? >> you know what? you should always tell your child, if you see something, say something. social media is huge. a lot of people post a lot of things on social media. when you see little things, say something. even if you don't think your voice is being heard, say something, say something, say something. i really wish, social media instead of them targeting conservative voices instead of trying to shut off conservative voices how about this stuff when you see people holding up guns or see people saying things i want to shoot up the school? >> that's right. >> how about targeting those people, getting those people to the proper authorities so these people can be watched. our children are our future. >> yes. >> we can't have this happen again. we will have to protect our kids. >> as parents also we need to learn to pray together to unite as one of the as diamond said, if you see something, say something and we got to know what we're looking out for. brian: we're not the problem. the crazy guy in the trailer
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park is the problem. someone has to get to him. axios is reporting that the president will get together survives of columbine and parents of the columbine as well as sandy hook. he will invite them to the white house next week. what do you hope he says? >> well i hope he sits around a roundtable figure out how to solve these problems. >> that's right. >> look at all the people that did the shootings, what did they have in common? is it a video game? >> that's right. >> what is driving them over the top and pushing them over the edge to make them want to commit act. >> when you are looking at a crazy person in a trailer park, see something, say something. if you see somebody in a trailer park with guns on social media making derogatory remarks say something to the proper authorities. steve: unfortunately a lot of people saw something, said something, yet it still happened. they have to figure out that never happens again. "diamond & silk." have a great weekend. >> thank you. brian: jillian is following this
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story, obviously. that is the main story. there are other things happening. jillian: we're following some news this morning we want to get you caught up, including the reporter who helped break open the harvey weinstein scandal is out with a brand new expose' story. he is bringing allegations against president trump n a new yorker article details claims from former "playboy" playmate of year karen mcdoing gel. that she had a nine-month affair with the president that ended in 2007. that "the national enquirer" covered it up paying mcdoing gel $150,000 for her story and then killing it. the a white house spokesperson denied the affair. you remember when joy behar attacked mike pence's faith? >> another thing to talk to jesus. it is another thing when jesus talks to you. that is mental illness. jillian: she is dragsing those outrageous comments noting she
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too is christian. >> i give money to the church. you know, i actually help christians with my pocketbook. so i'm not insulting christians. jillian: conservative voice of the view, meghan mccain chiming in her frustration only to be cut off. >> i feel like sometimes liberals say, whenwe need to be tolerant of everyone, we need to be tolerant everyone except pro-lifers, except trump supporters. >> i will stop you because that is not actually true. jillian: mccain says the women on the show owe the entire pence family an apology. disturbing video show inmates applauding a chicago police commander. you see them behind bars as they walk with shamari liggett, is charged with first-degree murder. accused of gunning down commander you paul bower after running from the cops.
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leaves a wife and a daughter. the inmates will face consequences. steve: what kind of consequences? they're in jail. brian: what kind of jail is that? is that holing pen. rachel: i think they all deserve another year in that cage for that. steve: thank you, jillian. continuing coverage on tragedy down in florida in that high school. is it possible the accused shooter will escape justice by claiming insanity? judge alex ferrer from florida says that will be hard to prove. he is here to explain why. brian: we have breaking details about the accused shooter's past with law enforcement. it is extensive. lease the 2018 nx 300 for $339 a month for 36 months. experience amazing at your lexus dealer.
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steve: we are back with a fox news alert. we're now learning that the florida school shooting suspect had past run-ins with police. brian: rebecca vargas from our affiliate in miami is all over the story. she is outside the broward
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county jail where nikolas cruz is being held on 17 counts of premeditated murder. rachel: rebecca, what is the latest? reporter: going on 24 hours now for nikolas cruz behind bars. the longer he sits behind bars the more we're hearing about his past and the warning signs that were there all along. according to people that knew him, according to former students. we'll look at video and you're looking at mug shot of the 19-year-old shooting suspect nikolas cruz. nikolas cruz. people who knew him say he had trouble with the law before. that police had been called at least a dozen times to his home in the past. neighbors say he was angry rather, he was violent, he was very distant. he was known to harass other teenagers and even be violent, killing little animals or little insects, things like that they would see him do, be very violent. we're hearing about the youtube or that youtube where there is one huge piece of evidence that we're hearing about the fact that he wrote that comment on
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the youtuber's video saying i'm going to be a professional shooter. that was brought up to police a long time ago. months ago. and they looked into it and said they came to a dead end with it. they couldn't find anything on it. but that user name was nikolas cruz. let's listen to what the youtube hears to say about that. >> i've never seen a post that disturbing or that brazen. fbi sent out a couple field agents to my office pretty immediately and they took down whatever information i could give them and i hope opened an investigation from there. reporter: and you know not just that youtube post but as well as social media. that has been huge in that investigation. that is what the fbi is looking at from the get-go. that is what homicide detectives have been looking at. you're looking at pictures there of the ammo that he had posted on his instagram and the rifles that he had shown and how passionate he was about weapons.
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so as we've talked to people in the area, as we talked to former students, they even said that he had the stigma of a school shooter. they just didn't think it would actually happen. unfortunately it did and it cost seven lives. back to you in the studio. steve: 17. rebecca, thank you very much for reporting live from the jail there in broward county, downtown fort lauderdale. brian: seven are still in the hospital right now. we'll find out what happens as we get another glimpse of him. 13 minutes to the top of the hour. is it possible the accused shooter would escape justice by claiming insanity? judge ferrer says that is hard to prove, straight ahead.
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>> good morning, everybody on this friday, i'm bill hemmer.
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stunning new information on the florida killer. president trump says he is ready to act. what action will he take? we'll talk live with the white house about that. also immigration, is it now dead on arrival? the house has its own ideas. we'll talk to the congressman leading that effort. intriguing new clues on the michael flynn case. join sandra and me in nine minutes, top of the hour on "america's newsroom." see you then. rachel: the public defender for the suspected gunman in that horrific florida school shooting painting a sympathetic picture of her client. >> he is a broken human being. he is a broken child. he is fully aware of what is going on, and he is just a broken human being. steve: this after the suspect confessed to the massacre and reportedly claimed he heard voices in his head. demons told him to do it. big question people are thinking, is he trying to queue up an insanity defense and what
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about the debt penalty? brian: joining us to weigh in, former dade county circuit judge, judge alex? does it look like he has a tactic? he planned this intricately. now is he planning for his defense? >> certainly could be. in florida every defendant is presumed to be sane. it is affirmative defense to claim insanity which means the defendant has the one who has the burden to prove he is actually insane. in order to do that he to show he suffered from mental infirmity or defect, as a result of it, he have didn't know what he was doing, or consequence of his actions, knew what he was doing and didn't know it was wrong. that level of insanity i think practically impossible for him to prove. this was well-planned attack. pulling the fire alarm. throwing smokes bombs and then picking them up. this is a evil and well-planned attack. skirting out with other students, showing consciousness of guilt, trying to get away
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from the scene. all that goes against insanity. there is branch of insanity, talks about the inability to control your actions. claiming he hears voices made him do it, sound like the direction the defense will take this the problem is, jurors aren't stupid. if somebody doesn't have a history of mental illness of that regard, hearing voice, getting treatment for it, if all of sudden they have heinous crime, voices made me do it? that will not work. insanity is long shot. they're basically saying admitting everything but i'm not responsible for this reason. jurors don't like the insanity defense. rachel: chief public defender said every red flag was there and nobody did everything. when we let our children fall off the grid, they are screaming for help in every way do we have
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to the right to kill them when we could stop them? what do you say of that? >> he is a public defender. what he is going to say kill my client? with all respect to mr. finkle stein accomplished attorney and public defender, the jury will decide whether this crime warrants the death penalty. i don't have any doubt that broward county will seek the death penalty. they will weigh the potential aggravating and mitigating factors in this case as they have, but the senseless execution of 17 innocent people, majority of which were children, does not warrant seeking death penalty, then florida should frankly get rid of the death penalty, because i can't imagine another case that does. ultimately a decision for the jury whether weighing aggravating mitigating factors the defendant should be sentenced to death. brian: is there a gray area between an arrest record and belligerence, constantly a problem, tossed out of school, cops always there, neighbors complaining, no arrests. steve: no paper trail. brian: where do we get that gray
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area defined? >> well i mean, realistically the police can only arrest you if you have probable cause that you committed a crime. a lot of belligerent and annoying people kicked out after school that didn't commit a crime. the police officer will anticipate i will meet this guy down the road, because i know sooner or later he will commit a crime. you can't arrest somebody, it is not "minority report "predict what they will do in the future and say i'm going to arrest you. they are hands are tied because they can't do it, they will get sued for false arrest. they just can't do it. steve: judge al alex ferrer thanks for joining us from florida. >> a pleasure. rachel: thanks, judge. steve: for fox and friend in two minutes.
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>> we'll talk about what happened down in florida. it is reported that the president does plan to visit parkland.
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the big question is he is going down today to west palm beach. will he stop this weekend? we don't know yet. >> we would like you see all 17 people who lost their lives so you see the real victims here. >> absolutely. take a look.
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>> bill: good morning. we continue to get more details now coming into "america's newsroom" at this hour. we now know the killer's timeline on the day of the shooting. this as we learn the names of the 17 young people that he gunned down. good morning, everybody. another tough day. it's friday and i'm bill hemmer live inside "america's newsroom." >> sandra: i'm sandra smith. so far here is what we know. so far about niklas's movements that day. he called an uber to take him to school. he had four classrooms to target. >> after the assault he slipped out with a crowd of students and bought a drink at a sandwich shop inside a local wal-mart. >> sandra: then he walked to a nearby mcdonalds before police caught up

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