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GROUNDED: Navy Suspends Flight Training for 300 Saudi Students Following Deadly Shooting

posted by Hannity Staff - 12.11.19

The United States Navy suspended flight training for more than 300 Saudi Nationals this week following a deadly shooting at an Air Base in Pensacola, Florida.

“The U.S. Navy on Tuesday suspended nearly 300 Saudi students from flight training in response to the deadly shooting by a Saudi student last Friday in Pensacola, Fla.,” reports Fox News. “Navy Commander Clay Doss said classroom and flight training will resume for other students this week. He did not say how long the flight stand-down for Saudi students will continue.”

“Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a 21-year-old aviation student from Saudi Arabia, opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing three military members and injuring eight others,” adds Fox. “The flight restriction would affect 140 students at Pensacola Naval Air Station, where the shooting occurred, and 35 at nearby Whiting Field. Another 128 students at Naval Air Station Mayport, on the Atlantic seaboard, also would face restrictions.”

Read the full report here.

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