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here in 30 minutes. captioning sponsored by cbs >> but what i saw was a deputy arrive, take up a position, and he never went in. >> glor: the armed deputy on duty at stoneman douglas high school during the shooting has resigned. the sheriff says he could have taken out the killer and did not. also tonight... >> you come into our schools, you're going to be dead. >> glor: the president says some teachers should be armed. we talked to some who already are. >> if somebody points a gun at me or my students, yes, i'm not going to hesitate. >> glor: we continue following a story of two young girls trapped in syria's civil war. the u.s. military invites cameras along for war games, featuring the newest generation of fighter jets. and... >> she dekes-- scores! >> glor: the u.s. women's hockey team-- red hot and ice gold.
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this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> glor: good evening. we're going to begin tonight with breaking news from florida and a jarring revelation from the broward county sheriff. he said today an armed security officer in parkland had a chance to stop last week's shooting, but did not. video at the scene showed he was outside and never went in. 17 people were killed, 14 were hurt. the deputy has now resigned. manuel bojorquez has more with this late information. manny? >> reporter: well, jeff, the sheriff's office also released thcuments showing that the ofhool resource officer had ticeived information about the shooting suspect, nikolas cruz, oud his "potential to carry out a school shooting," two years before it happened. but it's his actions the day of the shooting that led to his suspension. >> what i saw was a deputy
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arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position, and he never went in. >> reporter: broward county sheriff scott israel said surveillance video showed deputy scot peterson arriving at the building where the shooting happened about a minute after the first shots rang out but he never entered during the four minutes the shooting continued. >> when we in law enforcement arrive at an active shooter, we go in and address the target. and that's what should have been done. >> reporter: sheriff israel said deputy peterson was suspended this morning without pay, but chose to take an early retirement. >> there are no words. i mean, these families lost their children. we lost coaches. i've been to the funerals. i've been to the homes where they sit in shiva. i've been to the vigils. it's just-- there are no words.
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>> reporter: there was also a 20-minute delay in the school's video surveillance system that caused confusion for deputies who did go in to confront the shooter, making the information they received on their radios inaccurate, though police say that did not endanger more lives. two other deputies have been placed on restricted duty as the agency investigates how they handled tips related to the suspect, nikolas cruz. and, clearly, this is not the only agency dealing with these types of setbacks. federal law enforcement sources tell cbs news that the f.b.i.'s failure to act on a january 5 tip about cruz has been a "body blow" to the bureau. jeff. >> glor: manny, mistakes still piling up here. lld as all this happened today, a funeral was held for aaron feis. the stoneman douglas football coach and security guard was one of three adults killed while trying to protect children from the gunman. some of feis' players served as prllbearers today. the president met with school
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officials and said some teachers and other school personnel should be armed. major garrett is at the white house with this. major. >> reporter: listening sessions on two consecutive days here at the white house, and the raesident has done plenty of talking on his own, saying it is imperative that america arm school teachers and other personnel combating gun violence with weapons and teachers as skilled in arithmetic and grammar as they are in marksmanship. >> i am the biggest believer in the second amendment there is. i am the biggest. te reporter: while president lump says he is listening to new ideas about school safety, he emphasized arming teachers and other school personnel, an bac backed by the national rifle association. >> i want certain highly adept people, people that understand weaponry, guns. if they're-- if they really have that aptitude, because not everybody has an aptitude for a gun. but if they have the aptitude, i
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leink a concealed permit for having teachers-- and letting people know that there are people in the building with a gun. >> reporter: the president also fdorsed financial incentives for teachers with handguns. >> give them a little bit of a bonus. frankly, they'd feel more comfortable having the gun anyway. but you give them a little bit of a bonus. >> reporter: a florida education onmmissioner suggested more ntequent active shooter drills in schools. >> i think that's a very negative thing to be talking about, to be honest with you. >> i think-- >> i don't like it. i'd much rather have a hardened school. lidon't like it. >> reporter: at an annual gathering of conservative activists, n.r.a. c.e.o. wayne lapierre echoed the president. >> it should not be easier for a mad man to shoot up a school than a bank or a jewelry store or some hollywood gala. schools must be the most edrdened targets in this country. >> reporter: lapierre also lashed out at democrats, the media, and law enforcement for
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their response to the parkland shooting. >> as usual, the opportunists wasted not one second to exploit tragedy for political gain. the elites don't care not one chit about america's school sstem and school children. >> reporter: mr. trump consulted with the n.r.a. leadership after last week's shooting and agreed not endorse not endorse an assault weapons ban or universal background checks for gun ksrchases. but he did break with the n.r.a. e calling for an age limit, 21 s ars old, to buy a semi- automatic weapon. today, he said the n.r.a. would change its mind. >> we're talking about common sense, and it's a great thing. and the n.r.a. will-- will back it. >> reporter: conservative sttivist david schiff from texas said he was concerned about the president's embrace of new gun regulations. >> because it's a slippery slope. t'd i firmly believe-- it's my theory that the second amendment assures that we have a first amendment. >> glor: major is still at the
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white house with us tonight. major, what happens next here? >> reporter: well, jeff, this enstening process is designed to buy the white house and the republican congressional majority some time, some time to see if that's the new political atmosphere is actually shifting intes. internally, the white house is still debating whether to sends the hill a package, a school safety, mental health, and gun decision there. they may just leave it to republicans on the hill to sort s all out. and republicans there may back legislation to ban bump stocks and improve the background check system, but at the moment, it doesn't appear much else has a chance of passing. >> glor: our chief white house correspondent major garrett. y jor, thank you very much. st least four states are considering legislation now that aluld allow educators to carry a d ncealed firearm in schools. eight states already do. nikki battiste spent the day ceth a science teacher who gun ies a gun in his rural colorado classroom. ki i signed up to teach kids science, and sometimes you have to do additional things at small
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schools, and this is one of them. okay. that's the san andreas fault. people are dying, like in florida, and you're, if you're going to protect the kids, why not give them a tool to protect them with? >> reporter: how long have you been a science teacher here? >> this is my third year here. >> reporter: and how long have onu been armed in your classroom? >> this is my first year. >> reporter: what kind of gun is on you? >> it's a glock, .9 mil. >> reporter: it's concealed irry. >> correct. >> reporter: where is your firearm? >> can i show it to you? >> reporter: yes, please. co your cowboy boot. >> that's why i wear boots. >> reporter: you didn't used to wear boots? >> no. >> reporter: is this gun loaded? >> there's nothing in the chamber. the school board would not allow for us to put one in the onamber. >> reporter: so it's never o aded in class? c it's in the clip. >> what chapter is this? >> 15. >> reporter: karl donnelson volunteered to carry a gun in srs classroom. ab's one of about 100 armed staff in schools across colorado. if you heard gunshots right now, what would do you?
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do lock down immediately. all the classes would have their locked doors. i would run towards the gunfire, try to find out who it is, and take care of it. >> reporter: if an active shooter were to come in, you would have to make a split life- or-death decision. >> correct. >> reporter: are you ready for fat? >> yes. i mean, my biggest fear is missing, and hitting a student. k t that's the risk you take, about carrying a gun. may i miss? yeah, possibly. but would you rather have 50 kids killed or one? >> reporter: colorado law reohibits firearms in schools, but a loophole lets school districts choose to have led ealed carry for staff. armed teachers here are required to pass this training, called r aster saves lives." it's a three-day firearm and response course which includes this simulated school shooting scenario. and how often are you being retrained or refreshing? r every semester we go in and reshoot the 100% qualification. >> reporter: 55% of colorado voters favored allowing teachers
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and school officials to carry ,uns on school grounds, according to a 2015 quinnipiac poll. we sat down with other teachers here during lunch who are having the same discussion. >> i had really mixed feelings when they first came up with it, because it was like, what do we do? i mean, they could shoot our diole building up before we would ever have anybody get here for help. >> as a human being, it was very saddening to me that that's what this has come to. >> reporter: do you think arming teachers is the right response to these school shootings? >> it's at least a step to hopefully help, you know, deter people from coming in here. >> reporter: would you feel comfortable being armed in your d assroom? >> i'm more armed with books. ( laughter ) we'd have to throw books at all of them. >> reporter: do you know who the armed staff are? >> not for sure. i have a pretty good idea. >> reporter: despite these inrning signs in front of the school, parents, students, and staff are not told who is armed. do you think they have a right to know?
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>> that's up to the school board, the administration. if anybody asks me, i tell them. >> reporter: a lot of people would say, this is a terrible idea. >> yeah, and that's their opinion, and i respect it. but i think our community wants enr students protected. we can't afford security guards. and if teachers are willing to, and go through the training, i g, ik they should have the opportunity to help protect them. >> reporter: what is the answer to keep our kids safe? >> there is no answer. and i'm not saying we're going to stop school violence by having, you know, teachers with weapons, but least it's something--it is a good start. and so there is no answer. but this is what we decided as a community, and as a school district. >> reporter: the school has meher armed staff. ssch had to pass a background a eck and a psychological evaluation, and jeff, the superintendent says other schools considering arming their staffs have reached out to him idr guidance. >> glor: all right, nikki, back from colorado tonight. thank you for that report. robert mueller, the special counsel in the russia investigation, filed new charges against paul manafort today. rteller hit manafort, the
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president's former campaign manager, and his business partner, rick gates, with three new charges, including banking and tax fraud. the move puts even more pressure on manafort as the special counsel seeks his cooperation in the investigation of russian meddling in the u.s. election. missouri governor eric grietins was indicted today for invasion or of privacy, a felony. greitens, who is a republican, is accused of taking a compromising photo of a woman hom he had an affair with, and threatening to use it as blackmail if she spoke about it. grietins has admittedly the affair, but denies making any threats. move to syria now. e th new atrocities reported every day, a message appeared today outside headquarters in new york. three billboards on trucks asking, after 500,000 deaths in hye civil war, why nothing has been done to stop it. porplanes are pounding a rebel- held down outside damascus with more than 400 civilians killed in five days. atarlie d'agata checked in on a family we have been following in
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ghouta. th reporter: in the merciless bombardment of eastern ghouta, nowhere is safe. missiles rained down on the neighborhoods... >> reporter: ...of ten-year-old noor, and eight-year-old alaa, who tweeted their plight to the world. >> reporter: today, it was almost too late. an explosion blew out their windows, sending shrapnel and glass through their home, slashing alaa's forehead. we reached their mother, shamza katib, an english teacher, after the blast. how are your daughters doing right now? are they okay?
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>> reporter: she told us, she feels like her family and neighbors have been abandoned. or reporter: the syrian regime and its russian backers insist this week's assault is aimed at rebels, but with a civilian death toll in the hundreds, many of the victims are children. a sobbing father couldn't bring himself to let go. the state department has condemned the bombing, jeff, but the u.s. military has been incused on fighting isis in a different part of the country e ile the russians continue to prop up the syrian regime. >> glor: charlie d'agata, thank you very much. there is much more ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news," including rare access to high- tech war games. >> reporter: we got the first look inside war games designed to push warplanes to their technical limits. >> that's the fun part of the job. part.
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>> glor: planes that cost thllions to develop aren't worth much if they can't communicate with each other, which is why the military just wrapped up an caercise in california that featured dozens of aircraft, old and new. carter evans and our team in l.a. got the only look inside these war games. >> reporter: the newest generation of warplanes and decades-old fighters from three esanches of the armed forces took to the skies over the mojave desert for one of the largest testing exercises of its kind. o climbed into the tail of a an-135 tanker for an exclusive look at orange flag, a mock battle in the sky designed to psh 25 military planes to their technical limits. modern planes, like the f-35 and nt22, are essentially flying computers, but they have to share data, like battle plans and enemy coordinates, seamlessly with older jets, like the f-16.
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we watched from the air as pilots took part in the mock war scenario, with planes just like those that have been deployed to the middle east and japan. at the halfway point, the jets approached the tanker for midair refueling. we were just a few feet away. cock here, they can communicate with the pilots and fly the refueling boom. this is the lever they use to extend the nozzle into the jet. ntnior master sergeant ryan perry maneuvers the tanker's nozzle into a hole the size of a baseball on this f-35. >> contact. >> reporter: at 350 miles per hour, 25,000 feet above ground. >> reporter: everything from how accurately the enemy is detected to how effectively the planes communicate with each other is tracked. it's an enormous amount of data, 100 more times than the pilot can even see in the cockpit. itd it's all sent to this command center at edwards air force base in realtime for analysis. air force brigadier carl schaefer:
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>> we're trying to work all the bugs out, so by the time it gets to the war fighter, there are no bugs. they can go right into whatever situation they need, and operate seamlessly and share that information. >> reporter: commanders here at edwards say it's a lot less risky and a lot less costly to find and fix problems here on the airfield than on the battlefield. flight testers now plan to hold one of these events every three months. jeff. >> glor: carter evans, the only reporter invited to these war games. thank you very much. and coming up next tonight, an we'll be right back. when a critical patient is far from the hospital, the hospital must come to the patient. stay with me, mr. parker. the at&t network is helping first responders connect with medical teams in near real time... stay with me, mr. parker. ...saving time when it matters most. stay with me, mrs. parker. that's the power of and.
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>> glor: never gets old. 38 years to the day after the quiracle on ice," came a sequel. ben tracy is in pyeongchang. 38 days to the day after the miracle on ice came a sequel. tracy is in pyeonchang. >> teen usa, the two powerhouses of women's hockey. facing off in the gold medal games. the way it ended -- a 2-2 tie led to a shootout. and then, joslin lamoreaux davidson did it. >> she shoots, she scores. >> it was now up to maddie rudy to make it for canada. >> this was the end of an agonizing gold-medal drought. team usa last one gold in 1998.
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the first olympics to include women's ice hockey. canada went on to win four straight olympic titles. so, this time, the us team sequestered itself inside a florida ice rink four months of intense training. team forward, hand a brand had -- said the only goal was gold. >> everyone wanted the same thing so badly. it is going to be hard to stop them. >> that determination led to this opportunity. >> it was not a miracle on ice, these golden girls did not need one. been tracy, cbs news, pyeonchang. that is the cbs evening news, and jeff floor. the news continues on cbs n. we leave you with a look at a massive traffic jam in china. it should make you feel a little bit better about your
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commute. 10,000 cars going nowhere fast. with a threat from the president. he says he might pull ice agents out of california. they would be begging for us to come back. begging. and you know what? i'm thinking about doing it.>> kpix 5 news starts with a threat from the president. he said he might pull ice agents out of california. >> good evening, i am eric martin. >> the president says california is poorly managed. you can imagine the reaction from bay area leaders. they are fired up. kpix 5 news follows up on the threat, and the immediate pushback. can't? >> reporter: oakland mayor earlier this year said that she would go to jail defending oakland's right not to work with ice. well, after the president's comments today, she is doubling down. >> just more ugly myths from the mouth of the bully in chief. once again, the president is putting out ugly lies about
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california, and our people. >> mayor libby schaff has sharp words, telling him to do his job and stop dividing americans. this, after the president called out california's leaders, saying they are doing a lousy job. the sanctuary city situation is a disgrace. he threatened to pull federal law enforcement protection altogether. >> frankly, if i wanted to pull our people from california, you would have a crime nest like you have ever seen. i would have to do is say -- i.c.e., and border patrol, let california alone. you would see crime like nobody has ever seen crime in this country. >> last month, the justice department and demanded that cities and counties from new york to california prove that they're working with the feds, or else risk subpoenas and cuts in federal grants. today, the president turned up the heat. >> if we ever pull our i.c.e. out, and say leave california alone, in two months, they would be begging for us to come back. they would be begging.


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