At Least 17 Reported Dead In Florida High School Shooting
Shortly before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14th, Law enforcement officers responded to a call for help from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida after a shooter opened fire on students of the school. At least 17 pupils of been reported dead, says Law Enforcement.
The shooting suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz who was a former student of the school with his AR-15 style rifle, killed many and injured a dozen others.
According to CNN, the student was expelled from the school about a year ago for unspecified disciplinary reasons.
At least 17 dead in Florida school shooting
Parents and other family members panic outside the crime scene while they wait to here from their loved ones.
Students getting evacuated
Earlier in the day, there was said to have been a fire drill. So, at first, many said they when they heard the gunshots, that they thought it was a false alarm. Unbeknown to them that the shooter intended lure them out of their classroom so as to harm as many pupils as possible.
The AR-15-style semi-automatic assault rifle used by the shooter is similar to the ones used in several previous mass shootings, report says.
The suspect Cruz including other injured students were rushed to a nearby hospital. After treatment, the hospital reportedly discharged Cruz and handed him over to the police.
Suspect Nicholas Cruz being carried away by Law enforcement agents
Why didn't the shooter take his own life after the shooting? How come the police officers did not kill the suspect but took him to the hospital to get treated and stabilized? Why is the suspect allowed to walk around talking to the Law enforcement officers? Do you know how many families have been destroyed on this day that is suppose to be Valentine's day (Lovers Day) and Ash Wednesday for the Catholics among us? Do you think Home School is a better option since our kids are no longer safe at school?