At Least 17 Dead, 20 Wounded In Florida High School Shooting; Suspect Identified As Former Student


from ZeroHedge:

Update (6:20 pm ET): Given the pace at which new information is being released, we’ve decided to include a running list of the highlights below…

  • At least 16 killed
  • More than 20 injured
  • Suspect arrested and identified as Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, former student  
  • Teachers had been warned not to let Cruz onto campus with a backpack, and he had previously been the subject of schoolwide warnings about possible violence
  • It’s not clear why he left the school
  • The town of Parkland is about 45 miles north of Miami
  • Sheriff said the total won’t be known until the SWAT team gives the “all clear” – the school is still considered an active crime scene
  • One twitter user estimated that, since the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999, more than 150,000 US students have been directly affected by school shootings
  • More: weapon was an AR-15, a semi-automatic rifle frequently used in mass shootings including Newtown, Aurora and San Bernardino; multiple magazines were used…

…Video of the school shooting suspect, still wearing his hospital gown, being escorted into Broward County Sheriff’s headquarters

In another briefing, Sheriff Israel said the shooting “Started outside the school and went inside”. Two succumbed to their wounds at the hospital, but it’s unclear what state the scene is in. Twelve were killed inside the school, two were killed on a street outside, and two more succumbed to their wounds. It’s unclear what happened to the 17…

Cruz is a legal adult and can be charged as such. At this point, it’s unclear if Cruz is cooperating with police…

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