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Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel says there are multiple casualties in a shooting at a high school in South Florida. (Feb. 14)
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As a deputy director for the FBI’s national security branch and an ex-CIA agent, Philip Mudd has interviewed terrorists and is considered a counterterrorism expert.

And still, Wednesday’s school shooting in Florida left him in tears.

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Mudd, a CNN counterterrorism analyst, was speaking to Wolf Blitz when he got emotional.

“I have 10 nieces and nephews who are talking about bump stalks,” he said. “We’re talking about legislation. A child of God is dead. Cannot we acknowledge in this country that we can’t — we cannot accept this.”

He continued before breaking down in tears: “I can’t do it, Wolf, I’m sorr— We can’t do it.”

Mudd’s emotional response was in reaction to Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. There were at least 14 victims, though it was unclear how many of those people survived.

 

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