ABC News reports:
In what has become a familiar ritual of grief, President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, after focusing on mental health, rather than guns, in his early comments.
The president’s address comes a day after a former student opened fire at the Parkland, Florida, high school with an AR-15 rifle, killing 17 people and injuring 14 more. The 19-year-old was charged Thursday morning.
The president also issued a proclamation Thursday honoring the victims of the shooting. It says, “Our nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones” and orders American flags at public buildings across the country flown at half-staff.