"Students dove under desks and teachers barricaded classrooms as gunman stalking halls killed 17" ... We saw, live, the helplessness of parents who had texted their kids and not gotten an answer:
Here's a quick catch-up, via the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, the nearest big paper (Parkland, Fla., is in Broward County, sandwiched between Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties)
Since Sandy Hook (just over five years ago, Dec. 2012), at least 439 people have been shot in 273 school shootings — and 112 killed, per the N.Y. Times, citing data from the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive:
How we got here ... From a WashPost graphic:
See the list ... The deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.
"The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree," AP reports:
If you read only one quote ... Broward County Mayor Beam Furr to CNN:
"Just before dismissal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, thousands of students puzzled at the sound of an unexpected fire alarm were launched into a panic," the Miami Herald reports:
"As the gunman walked through the building, he shot into classrooms where students were crouched in corners and hiding in closets," per the N.Y. Times:
N.Y. Times Quote of the Day ... Obaid Malik, a businessman in Islamabad, Pakistan, where a court banned Valentine’s celebrations, deeming them “against the teachings of Islam” and a sign of growing Western influence:
Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios
As hundreds of House and Senate campaigns staff up for midterms (264 days away), the #MeToo movement is giving voice to victims of sexual harassment on campaigns, Axios' Alexi McCammond writes:
Axios "Sourced" video ... Behind the scenes of yesterday's Axios News Shapers interview with Vice President Mike Pence.
Highlight reel, if you missed Axios PM:
"After a Week, Trump Relents, Assailing Abuse," per N.Y. Times front-pager:
The quote: "I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that, and it almost wouldn't even have to be said."
P.S. "There were more than 100 staffers in the Executive Office of the President who were operating on interim clearances more than a year after Trump was elected," per CNN.
"A monthly measure of what households pay for everything except gasoline and food rose a seasonally adjusted 0.349% in January — the strongest one-month increase since March 2005 — driven by broad-based increases in costs like rent, clothing and medical services," per a Wall Street Journal front-pager:
"'Black Panther,' already a cultural moment, is about to shatter movie business assumptions ... taps pent-up demand for diverse heroes," per L.A. Times:
Thanks for reading, and see you in the Axios stream ...