There are no words strong enough to describe the sadness and pain in all of us this morning. Our hearts are heavy and everyone is hugging their loved ones a little tighter. Yesterday, Nikolas Cruz pulled the fire alarm at a local high school & opened fired with an AR-15–style rifle. 17 innocent victims lost their lives and 14 more were injured.
Warning: These videos are hard to watch and contain disturbing content
During this horrific moment, teachers at Stoneman Douglas High School attempted to keep students calm and protect them. Students ducked downed in classrooms and hid in dark rooms from the shooter.
chilling sounds of AR15 in classroom in Florida. former student 19 year old Nikolas Cruz taking out his rage. at least 17 dead, many in the hospital. 18th school shooting in U.S. this year. Shameful. on and for all of us.— Bill Ritter (@billritter7) February 15, 2018
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Nikolas was expelled from Stoneman Douglas High School but on Valentine's Day morning he took an Uber to the campus. After the shooting, he was captured by police in Coral Springs.
This morning he was booked into Broward County Jail and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder
Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was brought to the Broward County jail and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning. https://t.co/6ddpoXu1U3 pic.twitter.com/ukcpsqsOoM— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 15, 2018
Yesterday's shooting is the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked Sandy Hook Elementary school five years ago.
#BREAKING: This is the mugshot of Nikolas Cruz the alleged shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He weighs just 131 pounds. He is charged w/ 17 counts of premeditated murder. #ParklandShooting #StonemanDouglas #schoolshooting pic.twitter.com/N2iBi2iaOC— Teri Hornstein (@terihornstein) February 15, 2018