Everything You Need To Know About The Mass Shooting In Florida - MTL Blog

Everything You Need To Know About The Mass Shooting In Florida

The 18th shooting so far this year.

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.

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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.

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

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