Florida shooting: Seek help if you feel ‘confused or scared’, Trump urges kids

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Washington: Without mentioning anything about gun laws in the country, US President Donald Trump on Thursday urged children to seek help if they feel “lost, alone, confused or even scared.”

Speaking directly to children across the country following the school shooting spree by a heavily-armed 19-year-old ex-student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who killed 17 people, Trump stressed the need to address mental health issues in the US.

“I want to speak now directly to America’s children, especially those who feel lost alone confused or even scared. I want you to know that you are never alone, and you never will be,” CNN quoted Trump as saying in televised remarks from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room.

“You have people who care about you, who love you and who will do anything at all to protect you. If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader. Answer hate with love. Answer cruelty with kindness,” he said.

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