‘Thoughts and prayers.” Then a failure to act.

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Sadly, we know exactly what to expect after mass shootings

The video is short, only a few seconds long.

It is shot from below desk level, where a girl in a dress and a boy in shorts are huddled.

The students’ talking is interrupted by the explosion of gunfire — 15, maybe 16 shots in all, as the kids scream. The shooter isn’t in their classroom, but is close, and the children’s terror is nauseatingly apparent.

The snippet of video appeared on social media last Wednesday afternoon, shortly after reports first emerged of an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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