In a special session of the Florida Senate, the chamber voted 25–15 to uphold the suspension of former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel for his agency's response to the mass shootings at both Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Parkland.
Florida's House of Representatives votes 67–50 to approve a gun and school safety bill that would raise the age to buy firearms from 18 to 21, sending the bill to Governor Rick Scott to sign into law. The measure also prohibits bump stocks, and creates a program for the arming of some teachers.
Several companies, including First National Bank of Omaha, Hertz, and United and Delta airlines have cut ties with the NRA following the shooting, saying that the discount deals they have with the NRA are cancelled. [https:--www.bbc.com-news-world-us-canada-43181337 (BBC)] [https:--www.usatoday.com-story-news-2018-02-24-united-airlines-delta-latest-big-names-cut-ties-nra-369950002- ("USA Today")]2018 NRA boycott
U.S. President Donald Trump meets in the White House State Dining Room with parents and friends of young people killed in school shootings to discuss what needs to be done. Suggestions for the president included a number of items to make schools safer, and for Trump to "put politics aside" and back gun control measures.
Families and students from Parkland, Florida, begin arriving in Tallahassee, the Florida State Capitol, for advocacy meetings with lawmakers and other State officials. During Tuesday's legislative session, the Republican-controlled Florida House defeated, by a party-line vote, a motion to debate assault weapons ban legislation, 71–36.
A shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaves 17 people dead (14 of whom were teenagers), and 15 others wounded. The suspect is apprehended and identified as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz. This is the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.