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In the wake of the horrific school shooting in Florida, Shepard Smith said mass shootings like this are far too common in the United States, and we're failing our children by not doing more to solve this problem.

He pointed out (video above) that there have been 25 school shootings in the U.S. since the Columbine massacre in 1999 and 54 mass shootings since the turn of the century.

"We have all of the resources in the world and we can't figure out why this happens in our country and doesn't happen everywhere else?" he asked.

He said it's time to forget politics and partisanship and work together on solving this deadly problem.

"Why can't they put the best and the brightest together to research it and figure it out and help us stop it?" Smith said. "[We're] failing our children."

17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz is alleged to have pulled a fire alarm and opened fire with an AR-15 rifle.

Cruz was taken into custody without incident about a mile away from the school. He was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday.

Smith then read the full list of the 17 victims of the massacre, including the football coach who threw himself in front of bullets to save students. 

"They all went to school yesterday, Valentine's Day, and a former student shot them dead."


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