Gov. Rick Scott Addresses FSU Shooting, To Visit With Victims Soon

Nov 20, 2014
Originally published on November 20, 2014 8:26 pm

The Associated Press is reporting the gunman who shot three people at Florida State University Thursday before he was killed may have been a lawyer who graduated from the school.

As the investigation continues, Governor Rick Scott says he expects many unanswered questions will be answered. For now, Scott asked the nation to “Pray for FSU.”

“I can’t imagine the concern that parents have right now all across our nation that have a student here at FSU,” said Scott, at a press conference Thursday.

And, FSU's new President John Thrasher thanked the police for their quick response.

“Their training obviously showed up and immensely helped, I think, defuse a very, very difficult situation that could have been probably worse,” said Thrasher.

Classes were canceled Thursday. But, the campus—including the Strozier Library where the shooting occurred—is expected to reopen Friday.

Meanwhile, Governor Rick Scott will soon visit with the students and their families.

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