On Wednesday, heartbreaking news started pouring in from Southeast Florida.
Another school shooting.
Here is what we know.
From NBC Miami:
At least 17 people are dead after a gunman opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and at least 20 people are injured Wednesday afternoon, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.
Twelve of the victims were shot dead inside the school, Scott said.
Scott identified the suspect as Nicolas Cruz, 19-years-old. Israel said the suspect was a former student at the school, and that Cruz had an automatic rifle in his possession.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel called the shooting a “horrific, homicidal and detestable act.”
President Trump has responded to the situation.
Melania responded as well.
Here’s what we know about the shooter.
From Fox News:
The suspected gunman arrested in connection with Wednesday’s shooting at a Florida high school which left at least 17 people dead, was identified by the sheriff as 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz.
The suspect, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, had been expelled for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.
While some teachers said he demonstrated warning signs, Superintendent Robert Runcie said he was not aware of any specific warnings the school district had received regarding the shooter.
An Instagram page apparently belonging to Cruz showed pictures of guns and knives. The sheriff’s office said Wednesday the suspect had an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and multiple magazines.
One student told WJXT that “everyone predicted” the shooting, which killed multiple people, according to police.
Pretty startling that one student said “everyone” predicted the shooting.
This school is going to be in big trouble if someone is able to prove they ignored warning signs.
As usual, liberals are already pretending they have the answer to crimes like this.
From Washington Examiner:
Multiple Democrats in Congress are calling for “action” following a deadly shooting at a high school in Florida in Wednesday.
Within hours of the shooting, which police say killed at least 17 people, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., asked, “When did mass shootings become a normal part of American life?”
His words were similar to that of Rep. Adam Schiff, a California Democrat who has snagged headlines in recent months with his pointed critiques of President Trump and against the release of a Republican memo in the House Intelligence Committee which outlined alleged surveillance abuses by the U.S. government.
“My heart is broken again — this time for the victims of the Parkland school shooting, and the families whose children will not come home today,” Schiff said. “It is within the power of Congress to save lives, if we find the courage to act.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Florida.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]