In a brief court on Thursday, Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old man accused of recent shootings in America ordered to be held without bail.
Cruz, charged with 17 planned murders, , with hands shackled at the waist and orange prison uniforms. His lawyer did not answer the prosecutor's request to keep Cruz in jail while awaiting further trial.
Judge Kim Theresa Mollica told Cruz, "You are charged with some serious crimes."
Cruz's presence in court came after President Donald Trump gave a brief speech at the White House about the tragedy. Trump said he was speaking "to a grieving nation."
Trump said he would meet officials from across the country "to deal with difficult mental health problems" in preventing mass killings and making school security "a top priority." He did not mention a new proposal on gun control. [ka/jm]