Flight training for Saudi students suspended at Naval Station Mayport, other Florida bases

More than 300 Saudi military trainees have been grounded indefinitely from flight training at three bases in Florida after a deadly shooting by a member of the Saudi Royal Air Force at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Classroom training will continue this week. Flight training for other students will also resume, The New York Times reported. 

The restriction includes 140 students at the naval base in Pensacola; 35 at nearby Whiting Field; and another 128 students at Naval Air Station Mayport, The Associated Press reported. 

The order is in an effort to ensure student safety as they recover from the trauma of the shooting. The Saudi shooter killed three members of the U.S. military and injured eight others before he was fatally shot.

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