Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Everything You Need To Know About The Mass Shooting In Florida

The 18th shooting so far this year.
Everything You Need To Know About The Mass Shooting In Florida

Here we go again. Just 7 weeks into 2018 and there has been another school shooting in America, making it the 8th so far since the start of the year. 

Nikolas Cruz had been expelled from his Parkland, Florida high school for disciplinary reasons.

READ ALSO: Everyone Is Talking About Shaun White's Sexual Harassment Lawsuit, Here's What Actually Happened

Described as a loner by a former classmate, the 19-year-old returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR15 rifle and gunned down at least 17 people in a massacre that ranks as one of the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

It is believed he had concealed himself among the hundreds of students attempting to flee the school in fear. Some students left the building, while others took cover in classrooms as the school went into full lockdown mode. 

Fearing for their lives, students had been texting goodbyes to loved ones and family while others used their phones to document the incident.

Victims of the worst US school shooting in 25 years included both students and adults. Twelve were killed inside the building and two died just outside. Another person died in the street and two more later at the hospital. 

President Trump has issued some statements on Twitter, labeling noting there were many signs that Cruz was mentally disturbed.

So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior. Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!

February 15, 2018

Cruz was identified from school security videos and was found in the Coral Springs, Florida area shortly after.

Officers arrested him immediately and he is expected to appear in court

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.