Barack Obama tweets out message to young people: 'We've got your backs'

Former President Barack Obama tweeted out a message of support for students leading the fight for change in the wake of last week's deadly Florida school shooting, saying "we've got your backs."

"Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be," Obama said via Twitter on Thursday. "We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs."

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The tweet from the 44th U.S. president comes as President Trump sent out a series of tweets on Thursday morning clarifying his position on arming American school teachers with guns.

"What I said was to look at the possibility of giving “concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience - only the best," Trump said via Twiter. "Far more assets at much less cost than guards. A “gun free” school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END!"

The conversation around gun reform continues following the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week that left 17 dead and 14 other injured. High school students have mobilized across the country following the massacre -- engaging in dialogue, staging protests and rallies and demanding change from local and federal leaders alike.

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