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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Parkland Florida school shooting ‘leaves at least 17 dead'

The teen gunman who shot dead 17 people at a Florida high school is believed to have set off the fire alarms to draw people out into the halls before he opened fire - and then managed to evade police by pretending to be one of the terrified students running for cover.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, stormed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday afternoon armed with an assault rifle. He was taken into custody off the school campus about an hour after the shooting broke out.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz was a former student at the school but had been expelled for unknown 'disciplinary reasons' last year.

Cruz was armed with at least one AR-15 rifle, had 'multiple magazines' and smoke grenades when he stormed the school wearing a gas mask and killed 17 students and staff. The first of the 17 victims have now been identified as 46-year-old athletic director Chris Hixon and student Jaime Guttenburg. According to Local 10 News, her parents Fred and Jennifer Guttenberg said she died in the shooting, while their son, Jesse, made it home.

Investigators are now looking into whether Cruz may have pulled the fire alarm to draw people into halls so he could get a higher death toll.



Anonymous said...

Schools will be turned into PRISONS !

This country & world has gone to Hell & crime is getting
worse all the time........No Death Penalty Enforced !!

Cameras will be everywhere much for Freedom in USA

All 50 states should be training up school staff, Mandatory ! Fed Govt needs to Make All states comply

Prisons cost too much & there will never be enough of them
As long as Death Penalty not Enforced ..Criminals Don't care & Laugh.... Why would they be worried ? Doing TIME
Wooooooooooo.....TIME NO Fear of that for them !!

Anonymous said...

Gun Control Laws Only Control Good People
Bad People will always find a way to get one Or Make one
Even a place, called Ghost Guns , is allowed (should be stopped) where people can get Guns of many types &
Finish them , having NO serial numbers > All Legal Dugh !??

Bump Stocks & Military type/look guns/parts should be stopped !!! Common Sense No Automatics allowed !!!

Anonymous said...

Outlaw .223 type Rounds to the Public
Only should be used by Military & Police

& other type rounds meant to kill people !! Not Game !!!

Anonymous said...

10:26. that is laughable.

Anonymous said...

I see the idiots are out in full force today.

Anonymous said...

Statistics are real . The more guns out there the higher probability of gun accidents. When the police show up , and in 30 seconds, how do they know who the good guys are the the bad guys are.
The proliferation of quantity of weapons and type of heavy weapons create more opportunity for weapons to fall into the wrong hands.
I do not think anyone is talking about taking away 2nd amendment rights but common sense needs to prevail

Anonymous said...

So last night after seeing this in the news we had news footage of fighting in the Bennett Middle School. I hate to say it folks but we are not immune here on the shore. It can happen anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Gun control and mass murder/terrorism are two separate issues. Attacks like these have more to do with mental health than guns. If guns werent available something else could be used. I will not go into details because I don't want anyone getting ideas but someone could spend $5 on a non-weapon and inflict over 10 times the damage of this attack without getting caught.
If you understand that you realize that this gun control debate has NOTHING to do with your safety, it's about the safety of those in DC that have screwed you so bad that they fear retribution. We need to have politicians that respect and obey our constitution, we need to have a MAJOR change in how we deal with dangerous mental illnesses and we need to redefine the meaning of cruel and unusual punishment because a life or death sentence does not scare these worthless punks. We need consequences that they will fear. Instead of their Facebook gun selfie on 24 hour rotation in the news it needs to be the video of them begging for the sweet release of death broadcast to the whole country.