- Republican senator who is critical of Trump keeps in touch with Obama
- Play titled ‘Kill Climate Deniers’ begins theatrical run
- Dem Senator: Trump would sign my background check bill
- Father of Parkland victim: Trump listened to suggestions on school safety
- Scaramucci criticizes Gen. John Kelly’s ‘authoritarian’ management style (video)
- Chrisite: Trump’s family complicating White House operations
- ‘M*A*S*H’ doc and beloved voice of clock from Disney’s ‘Beast’ dead at 75 (video)
- DML and Andrew Pollack strategize messaging about school safety (video)
- Dem senator: Trump ‘trying to have it both ways’ with gun control (video)
- White House trade adviser says tariffs protect economic and national security
- Stabbing of a third U.S. service member in Waikiki heightens crime concerns
- SNL takes aim at sexual harassment in Hollywood with ‘The Grabbies’ awards (video)
- Parkland shooting survivor helps DNC raise money
- Trump pokes fun at his presidency during private event
- America must keep the pressure on Trump and DC
- DML: I Respond to Some of the Emails You Sent Me
- Music icon donates $25k to gun control march in DC
- Parkland student calls teacher coward for locking door during massacre
Posted: 04 Mar 2018 10:00 AM PST
In a Saturday interview on “The Axe Files” with host David Axelrod, Sen. Jeff Flake, R.-R.-Ariz. said he has remained in touch with former President Barack Obama, and claimed that the Republican party is in a “bad place.”
Flake acknowledged that he still speaks with Obama, who recently called Flake to see how he was faring following his announcement that he would not seek reelection.
The Hill reported, During that speech, Flake heavily criticized President Trump and said he would "no longer be complicit or silent" while the president continues his "reckless, outrageous and undignified" behavior.
On Saturday, Flake complimented Obama for reaching out to him just before he left the White House. “The last night he was in the White House, the day before inauguration he called just to say that he enjoyed working with me,” Flake said. “And I certainly said the same. He didn’t have to do that. It was very nice.”
During his interview with the former Obama adviser, Flake said the Trump cabinet meetings are "painful" to watch and said that the Republican party is currently in a "bad place."
"There’s not much place for a Republican like me in a party like this right now," Flake said.
Flake did not rule out a run against Trump in 2020, and insisted that Trump will "face a challenge from the Republican Party."
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 09:29 AM PST
A play titled “Kill Climate Deniers” served as the 2018 season debut for the Griffin Theatre in Sydney, Australia, with the final show slated for April 7.
The production’s website describes the plot, stating, "As a classic rock band take the stage in Parliament House's main hall, 96 armed eco-terrorists storm the building and take the entire government hostage, threatening to execute everyone unless Australia ends global warming. Tonight."
According to the The Washington Times, the Australian government commissioned the play in 2014 with a $19,000 grant. The first staging of the play was shut down to to a public backlash led by conservative Herald Sun columnist Andrew Bolt.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 09:05 AM PST
In a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Joe Manchin, D.-W.Va., contended that President Donald Trump would sign his legislation strengthening background checks on firearms purchases should the bill make it to the president’s desk.
"I really believe he would," Manchin told host Jake Tapper when asked if he thought Trump would sign the bill. Tapper pressed Manchin, who said that he believed in his “heart of hearts” that Trump would make the bill law.
The Hill reported: Manchin is referring to a bill he pushed with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) aimed at strengthening backgrounds checks. The legislation failed in the upper chamber in 2013, but is receiving a new push after the school shooting last month in South Florida that left 17 people dead.
Manchin said Sunday that the bill would have passed the Senate had Trump been in office in 2013.
"If President Trump had been president in 2013, that bill would have passed," Manchin told CBS's "Face the Nation."
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 08:41 AM PST
After a Sunday strategy meeting with Dennis Michael Lynch regarding messaging about school safety, Andrew Pollack, appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
Pollack, the father Meadow Pollack, 18, of one of the students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, said that President Donald Trump listened to his suggestions during two White House meetings, The Hill reported.
"There's not much anyone's going to say that's going to make anything better for me. But he listened to things and suggestions that I had and what we're working on in Florida," Pollack said of Trump.
Pollack pledged to work to make schools safer, saying, "I'm not leaving it up to the president. I'm taking it in my hands with a lot of people behind me and we're going to focus on school safety."
See the video of the meeting between Pollack and DML here.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 08:22 AM PST
In a Sunday appearance on Fox New’s “Fox & Friends,” Anthony Scaramucci criticized Chief of Staff John Kelly’s authoritarian management style and his handling of the Rob Porter scandal, but insisted that his remarks were not revenge for Kelly firing him as White House communications director.
"What I'm really trying to do is lance the boil," said Scaramucci, who was dismissed by Kelly after 11 days working in the White House. "I respect the fact that he fired me. … I want him to succeed. It's good for America."
Fox News reported: Kelly, since becoming chief of staff in July 2017, has been credited with bringing more order to the Oval Office. But he's also been criticized for allegedly cutting off Trump from some on his most-trusted advisers.
"At the end of the day, this is a civilian organization," said Scaramucci, who repeatedly argued Sunday the administration should have more of a "big tent" approach to ideas.
The White House this past weekend acknowledged having a list of ex-administration officials, including Scaramucci, who left "under adverse circumstances" and cannot enter the White House complex unless they receive permission from Kelly or his deputy chief of staff, according to Bloomberg News.
Scaramucci also told Fox News this weekend that he thinks Kelly “lied” about the list when the story first broke, telling staffers to say such a list didn't exist.
Kelly, during his first day on the job, fired Scaramucci after just 11 days as communications director, after The New Yorker magazine published an interview in which Scaramucci criticized White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
"Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement announcing Scaramucci’s departure. "We wish him all the best."
"He doesn't like me," said Scaramucci, who also suggested that Kelly attempted to "cover up" that White House staffer Rob Porter didn't get full security clearance because of allegations he abused two ex-wives, said Sunday.
Porter resigned last month over the matter.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 07:51 AM PST
In a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, contended that President Donald Trump’s family members are making it more difficult for him to run the White House.
According to Christie, sensitive conversations that Trump must have with members of his administration are made more complicated by the presence of his family members. Following negative media coverage of his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, Trump is reportedly working to have Kushner and his daughter Ivanka removed from the White House.
"The president's going to have to make that judgment. And this is most particularly sensitive because it's a family member,” Christie said about the possibility of Kushner leaving the White House. “And that's what I was going to say, George, that the situation is made much worse by the fact that we have family members in the White House.”
"In a normal situation, you might terminate a staff member for that reason,” Christie said. “Becomes a lot more difficult if you're going to be sitting at Thanksgiving dinner with that person. And so for Jared and for Ivanka and for all the other members of the family we were involved in one way or the other, I think everybody's got to focus on what's best for the president."
The Hill reported: Kushner has faced a series of negative reports over the past week, including one that said his family business received hundreds of millions in loans from investors who had attended White House meetings. His security clearance was also downgraded after a review of security clearances held by top aides.
Christie on Sunday also praised White House Communications Director Hope Hicks for choosing to resign, saying that other staff should follow in her footsteps.
"I think Hope Hicks saw that between the Rob Porter situation and some of the other things that were going on that she was becoming a distraction for the president and less of an asset in her mind," Christie said.
"And she did the noble thing, in my view, which was to say, 'You know what? If I'm not 100 percent an asset for the president, I'm gonna back away.' And I think she deserves credit and I don't think she's getting a lot of it in this kind of scandal-driven stuff that's going on," he said.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 07:26 AM PST
David Ogden Stiers, known for his role as Army surgeon Maj. Charles Emerson Winchester III on "M*A*S*H and as the voice of Cogsworth the clock in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast," died Saturday at the age of 75.
According to his agent, Stiers, died of bladder cancer at his home in Newport, Oregon.
Fox News reported: For his work on the sitcom set in the Korean War, Stiers was twice Emmy-nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy or variety or music series, in 1981 and 1982. Variety recalled that he earned a third Emmy nomination for his performance in the NBC miniseries "The First Olympics: Athens 1896," as William Milligan Sloane, founder of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
The actor, with his educated, resonant voice, was much in demand for narration and voiceover work, and for efforts as the narrator and as Cogsworth the clock in Disney's hit animated film "Beauty and the Beast," he shared a Grammy win for best recording for children and another nomination for album of the year.
Indeed, it was his voice that earned him his first screen credit — as the announcer in George Lucas' 1971 film "THX 1138."
Among his many credits, Stiers worked repeatedly for director Woody Allen, appearing in "Shadows and Fog," "Mighty Aphrodite," "Everybody Says I Love You" and "Curse of the Jade Scorpion.”
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>So I just found out one of my biggest voice acting inspirations died today, David Ogden Stiers. Grew up with him as Cogsworth, Jumba, and in tons of other shows and movies. He had this warm sound to his voice yet so much energy and comedic timing in both voice & onscreen. RIP <a href=”https://t.co/nmRiP3Gi62″>pic.twitter.com/nmRiP3Gi62</a></p>— Michael Edwards (@MEdwardsVA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MEdwardsVA/status/970108960467574784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>March 4, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 07:20 AM PST
Written by DML
As sad as it sounds, the media isn’t focused on school safety. They keep the narrative focused on stopping the guns. Meanwhile, Andrew knows the gun control debate isn’t the way to go about keeping our kids safe. He knows the gun debate is too big, and it’s too controversial. The Right and Left will never come together as one. Therefore, he wants to get a bill passed in Florida that focuses on school safety.
His message is a good one, but he’s battling an ocean of liberal media types and gun control advocates in order to get the common sense message out to the masses.
We all need a purpose, and I’ve found my purpose this month. I want to do everything I can to help Andrew learn about social media and how to handle the press. I want to help him build an army of supporters who will assist him in making phone calls and putting pressure on lawmakers and media outlets.
I traveled to DC with my 19-year-old daughter Saturday night. We have our cameras in hand, as we start making our film about the terrible mass shooting in Parkland and how important it is to secure America’s schools.
With my daughter at my side, I met Andrew Sunday morning for the first time after speaking with him endlessly over the past few days.
He’s a handsome man who is in great physical shape. Tanned, well-dressed, and a proud New Yorker, Andrew transplanted to Parkland, Florida years ago. Our meeting started with him showing me pictures of him and his daughter Meadow stored on his phone.
I asked him how he’s getting through the day, and he can barely answer without breaking into tears — but somehow he holds the tears back — his inner strength takes over. He looks at me and says “it’s hard,” but claims he’s not quitting until schools are safe. I should note, Andrew’s eyes have a mix of sadness and determination like I’ve never seen before.
He and I sat together for an hour, strategizing his TV message and how to get his passion through to viewers. He was open to my advise, and I am anxious to see how he does today on ‘Face The Nation’ (CBS 10:30amET).
I’ve been around long enough to know that sooner or later the media will stop shining a light on him, and the interest will fade in school shootings once another major news event takes place — or when the media sees ratings dip.
Therefore, it is my job to help him spread a powerful message NOW. Call me selfish, but I want this man to succeed because I have 4 kids in school and I never want to find myself in his shoes.
Please help this man. It costs nothing. Team DML set up a website for him to collect names of supporters. Got to RememberMeadow.com today.
Here is a brief part of our interview from today.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 07:05 AM PST
In a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Chris Murphy, D.-Conn., contended that President Donald Trump’s vacillating on the issue of gun control shows that Trump is “trying to have it both ways.”
"I think he knows that the mood of the country has shifted such that he and his party are going to pay a huge price at the polls in 2018 and 2020 if they don't start supporting things like universal background checks," Murphy said.
"At the same time, the [National Rifle Administration] was one of his earliest supporters once he was moving toward the nomination as he was trying to consolidate the Republican establishment in 2016," said Murphy. "And so he's trying to keep them happy as well."
The Hill reported: The White House last Friday walked back Trump's apparent support for universal background checks for gun purchases.
"He wants to see what that legislation, the final piece of it looks like," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at the White House. "Universal means something different to a lot of people. He certainly wants to focus and improve on the background check system."
Her comments came after Trump last week stunned many in Washington by voicing support for many gun control proposals during a meeting with lawmakers that aired live on television.
Murphy said on Sunday that Trump's instincts in that meeting were not wrong.
"If he and Republicans don't start showing some moving in the wake of Parkland, there aren't going to be as many Republicans around for him come 2019," he added, referring to a massacre at a Florida high school last week.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 06:34 AM PST
In a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro contended that the Trump administration's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is one of national and economic security.
According to Navarro, "This is an action basically to protect our national security and economic security."
The Hill reported: The remark comes after President Trump last week announced that the United States would place a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and ten percent on aluminum, a move that rattled both Washington, D.C. and the global market.
Navarro, the director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, during the interview argued that China is the source of the problem despite its low place on the list of exporters. The White House adviser said China has "tremendous overcapacity" that allows it to flood the market, which "ripples down."
"We can't have a country that can defend itself and prosper without an aluminum and steel industry," Navarro said.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 06:08 AM PST
Amidst an increase in violent crime in the Waikiki area of Honolulu, Hawaii, the U.S. military is considering a plan to prohibit service personnel from patronizing certain areas in the neighborhood.
After parting ways with a friend in the early morning hours on Thursday, a 25-year-old service member was stabbed. Two other service members were stabbed in October, one fatally, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser .
“Between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m., it’s a dangerous time to be walking alone in Waikiki,” said Jessica Lani Rich, president and CEO of the Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii. “We need to make Waikiki safe at all hours.”
Fox News reported: The latest assault coincides with a dramatic increase in Waikiki's overall crime, the newspaper reported, noting that last week local leaders — including law enforcement, military leaders and judiciary personnel – met to discuss ways to improve public safety.
“We’ll look for the low-hanging fruit – things that we can implement immediately,” Mufi Hannemann, president of the Honolulu Lodging and Tourism Association, told the paper.
In addition, the Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board has weighed banning military officers from patronizing parts of Waikiki. According to a military advisory, 1,000 arrests in Waikiki over 180 days involved violent crimes, drugs, and alcohol, the Star-Advertiser reported.
The Honolulu Police Department said that between December and January they saw increases in both assaults and in calls for service.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 05:50 AM PST
Ahead of Sunday night’s Oscar awards, “Saturday Night Live” spoofed the spate of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood by producing a skit featuring its own awards show for harassers called “The Grabbies.”
“I’m sure excited, and as a man, I’m nervous,” said the fake awards show’s male host.
Appearing on the red carpet, the female host said, "So many folks in Hollywood have been accused of so much this year but who will take home the coveted Grabby?"
"I was about to jokingly grab you with the award, Yolanda, but then I stopped myself," the male host said.
The two hosts interviewed nominees for awards, including one who said, "Hey guys, it's really upsetting to be here tonight."
“First, I'd like to thank guns for pivoting the national conversation away from harassment,” said another. "I'd also like to thank my uncle for saying 'boys will be boys,' even when it was like O.J.," he said, referring to O.J. Simpson.
During the skit, the male host was switched twice after each of the others revealed that they were embroiled in their own harassment scandal.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 05:27 AM PST
A survivor of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla., is working to raise funds for the Democratic National Committee ahead of the 2018 midterm elections in an effort to support lawmakers who favor stronger gun control in the United States.
In a Saturday email from the DNC, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Sara Imam urged recipients to remember the 17 students and faculty who died in the mass shooting and register to vote in the 2018 midterm elections.
“This week the Democratic Party launched IWillVote — a national campaign to organize voters and get them to the polls,” Imam wrote in the email, which links to the DNC’s voter registration page. Those who register are then asked to donate funds “to help Democrats win.”
According to The Hill, Imam wrote, “Voting is the first step toward ending gun violence, so I’d like to ask you to do something important today. Will you add your name right now to commit to vote this fall?”
“Do it for the survivors who can’t vote yet,” she continued. “Do it so no parent will ever have to receive the news that their child has been shot at school.”
In the letter, Imam promoted the activism of many of her fellow students, who are demanding action from Congress and state legislators to curtail gun violence by implementing laws to prevent shooters from obtaining weapons like the AR-15 allegedly used by the suspected gunman.
“Students like me are protesting, marching, and speaking out for our right to live free from the fear of gun violence. We are talking to our elected officials and debating the president himself to demand new gun laws that will keep us safe,” she said.
Posted: 04 Mar 2018 05:14 AM PST
President Donald Trump on Saturday night delivered humorous remarks regarding his presidency to a crowd of lawmakers, administration officials, media figures and military officers at the annual Gridiron Dinner in at the Renaissance Washington Hotel.
Cameras are not allowed at the event, but eyewitnesses reported that Trump took jabs at his administration, himself, and the media.
"So many people have been leaving the White House," Trump said, "It's invigorating since you want turnover. I like chaos. It really is good. Who's going to be the next to leave? Steve Miller or Melania?"
Regarding the downgrading of the level of his son-in-law Jared Kushner's security clearance, Trump said, “We were late tonight because Jared could not get through security.”
More from Fox News: Addressing Vice President Mike Pence's supposed hostility toward the LGBT community, he said, “He is one of the best straight men you’re ever going to meet. … He is straight. Man.” Trump also said, “I really am proud to call him the apprentice.”
Another target was former chief strategist Steven Bannon: “That guy leaked more than the Titanic.”
When others were speaking or performing, Trump was reportedly a good sport — laughing and applauding at times during the evening’s entertainment.
He closed by saying: “I just want to say this, this is one of the best times I’ve had with the media — this might be the most fun I’ve had since watching your faces on Election Night.”
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 04:37 AM PST
“Making America great again is not a spectator sport! People need to get involved.” – Dennis Michael Lynch
A set of three eye-opening documentary films about the tremendous costs of illegal immigration are being utilized to get the attention of Congress and fight against proposals of amnesty by President Trump and pro-immigrant lawmakers.
Most members of Congress have never visited the border, or gone to a job fair to see Americans applying for jobs that are often given to illegals. In 2013, DML and his fan base sent copies of his films, They Come to America I and II, to members of Congress. It helped stopped the “Gang of 8” bill from granting amnesty. It's time to do it again, now that Trump is talking about amnesty.
Brian Kilmeade of Fox & Friends said They Come to America: The Cost of Illegal Immigration was Oscar worthy. Problem was, Hollywood would not give the film a chance because it put an American face on the problem of illegal immigration.
Sean Hannity dedicated an entire hour program to They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty. Hannity said, "Such an important film when America's security is at stake."
They Come to America III: The Cost of Obama's Legacy was "the best film about illegal immigration ever made", claims broadcasting legend, John Roland.
Governor Mike Huckabee dedicated an unprecedented two segments of his TV program to highlight DML's work along the borders, stating it was the best set of documentaries he had ever seen regarding border security.
When DML walked off the set of Huckabee, he was greeted by actor Jon Voight. "I am so impressed Mr. Lynch," said the Hollywood icon.
DML is currently producing They Come to America 4: The Cost of Open Borders. He says it will be the most important film he's made on the topic of immigration. It is expected to be complete spring 2018.
"It is so important for people to see the first three films, that I am going to give away DVDs for free," said DML during a recent interview.
They Come to America I, II, and III are now available on DVD. The three films are packed together in one DVD case called the “TRILOGY.” Shipping of the TRILOGY begins March 15. If you pre-order now, you will receive a FREE TRILOGY.
DML has two more films also available on DVD. ‘We Ride to DC’ and ‘A Day at Bundy’s.’ If you pre-order the TRILOGY, you can pick up both films for just $5 each.
Again, if you order the TRILOGY now, you get a FREE TRILOGY to send to the White House. The price is just $45. That’s 6 DVDs for just $45.
If you want to tack on We Ride to DC and A Day at Bundy’s, the total cost is just $55. Every order made today comes with a personalized thank you note from DML.
The FREE TRILOGY offer will end on March 15, and because we plan on giving away so many for free, DVD quantities will be limited. If you order today, you help DML showcase They Come to America 4, as it helps pay the fees to get the film listed on demand services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
To order online now, click the yellow ADD TO CART button below.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 04:32 AM PST
Below are a collection of emails I received and the answer I provided to each.
To send me a message, go to the submit news button on this website.
DML: He is a great dad, and we are meeting for the first time later today. My goal is to help him build a following online so he can get the support he deserves. Visit: RememberMeadow.com for more information.
DML: I am really thinking about suing another social media platform that is doing the same thing. I just hate the idea of blowing time and money on such a thing only to have some liberal judge favor his liberal friends.
DML: I don’t think people understand how impactful it is when we send these films to lawmakers, especially in bunches. If you have other friends in your area who can do the same thing, it would help. Thanks for your support. To order the DVDs and get the free copies, CLICK HERE.
DML: I completely understand your frustration and lack of confidence at this time.
Posted: 04 Mar 2018 04:17 AM PST
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have donated $25,000 to the gun reform rally "March for Our Lives."
"We support the students," Legend told The Associated Press. "We're proud of the students. We've already sent them money. We sent them $25,000 to help with whatever costs they have for organizing, and we believe that our gun culture needs to change in America."
Last month, Oprah Winfrey and George Clooney donated money to the march, which is scheduled to be held on March 24 in Washington, D.C..
Clooney will donate $500,000, which Winfrey said she would match.
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Posted: 04 Mar 2018 04:03 AM PST
Another emotionally charged story is surfacing in Parkland, Florida as a student is pointing a finger at a teacher for acting like a “coward” during the shooting that took place last month.
In a new report from the Sun-Sentinel on Friday, Josh Gallagher, a high school student who survived the massacre that left 17 people dead, has slammed his teacher on Twitter, calling him an "opportunist" and "a coward," after he allegedly wouldn't unlock his classroom door and let students in.
Gallagher, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, said he was in math class with his teacher Jim Gard when the fire alarm went off. Students began to evacuate, and while Gallagher was near the stairwell, he said they heard shots being fired.
Kids started to retreat back toward their classroom, Gallagher said, only to find a locked door.
Gallagher, along with more than a dozen other students, was "left in the hallways ducking as the screams of classmates and gunshots took over the noise around me," he tweeted. "We were stuck in the hall for 4 total minutes ducking and in fear for our lives."
While Gallagher was on the phone with his dad, who he said is a first responder, another teacher who he'd "never seen before" allowed the group of kids to come inside.
After the shooting, Gallagher said he learned that his teacher allegedly "ran back into the classroom without turning around and locked his door."
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