Mother of Parkland shooting victim to President Trump: 'Do something'


PARKLAND, Fla. – The mother of a 14-year-old victim of the Parkland, Florida, shooting issued an emotional plea for President Donald Trump to act to secure the nation’s schools and stop gun violence. 

This is the full transcript of Lori Alhadeff’s impassioned remarks:

“How, how do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school? How do they get through security? What security is there? There’s no metal detectors. The gunman – a crazy person – just walks right into the school, knocks down the window of my child’s door and starts shooting. Shooting her. And killing her. President Trump – you say, 'What can you do?' You can stop the guns from getting into these children’s hands. Put metal detectors at every entrance of the schools. What can you do? You can do a lot. This is not fair to our families -- that our children go off to school and have to get killed. I just spent the last two hours putting the burial arrangements (together) for my daughter’s funeral who is 14. President Trump, please do something. Do something. Action. We need it now. These kids need safety now.” 

Alyssa Alhadeff was killed with 16 others in the Florida shooting at Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School on Wednesday.