President Trump reacts to Florida high school shooting

Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America at the Annual Meeting 2018 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Photo Date: 1/26/18 World Economic Forum / (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) via MGN Online

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) -- President Trump has sent his condolences to those affected by Wednesday's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

"My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting," Trump said. "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school."

Trump also said he spoke with Rick Scott, Florida's governor, and was in communication with law enforcement.

"Just spoke to Governor Rick Scott. We are working closely with law enforcement on the terrible Florida school shooting," Trump said.

The White House press briefing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon was cancelled. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sent a note of condolences as well as an update of communications between government officials.

"Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen also spoke with Governor Scott as well as state and local officials. She has briefed the President on those conversations," Sanders said. "The Governor, the Secretary, and other Administration officials will continue to keep the President updated."

Sanders continued, "we continue to keep the victims, and their friends and family, in our thoughts and prayers."

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