Florida school shooting reignites gun control debate

An assault involving Cruz occurred on January 19, 2017, the records show. He had been suspended for two days one month earlier. The company would not answer questions about if the Uber driver noticed unusual behavior from Cruz, or whether he was carrying a gun.

There were potential warning signs that Cruz was on the brink, including a YouTube video posted in September in which someone with the name "Nikolas Cruz" commented: "I'm going to be a professional school shooter".

Police said 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz set off a fire alarm at the school, which is about an hour north of Miami, so people would leave the classrooms and pour into the corridors, before he opened fire.

Cruz exits stairwell and removes the rifle from the rifle case.

At 2.21.33, the suspect readied his rifle and began shooting into rooms 1215, 1216, 1214, he went back to 1216, back to 1215, and then to 1213. She saw the geography teacher on the floor shot and killed.

Here's what some of them had to say. He dropped his rifle and backpack, ran down the stairs. "At some point, we as a society, have got to come together and put a stop to this", Nelson said.

Cruz "was able to elude arriving officers", the affidavit added. There, he purchased a drink at the Subway before leaving the Walmart on foot. He also said Cruz participated in one or more training sessions with the group by carpooling with a ROF member from Parkland, Fla.

Cruz is detained without incident, Israel said.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said during a press conference Thursday that he would discuss increasing funding for mental illness services and keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill with the Florida Legislature next week.

Authorities have not described any specific motive, except to say that Cruz had been kicked out of the high school.

While she's very upset by the tragedy- she said she's not surprised.

The girl was taken into custody and transported to the Broward Juvenile Assessment Centre.

Cruz appeared in court for the first time Thursday afternoon on the charges of 17 counts of premeditated murder.

A moment of silence was observed in the US Senate, but the Democrats' house minority leader Nancy Pelosi said politicians can't afford to stay silent.

  • Salvatore Jensen