Deadliest Florida School Shooting UPD: Suspect Confessed to Committing Massacre and More Details (PHOTOS) + Video

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A former student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, went on a shooting rampage in a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 adults and children, CNN said.

Read the details about the accident on Nexter.org.

Updated (4:00 EST Feb. 16):

  • Nikolas Cruz, confessed to committing the massacre on Thursday, according to Business Insider;
  • He got to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School via Uber and visited a Walmart and McDonald’s after the incident;
  • Nikolas Cruz was a member of White Supremacist Group;
  • The gun he used during the shooting – AR-15 rifle – was legally purchased;
  • After he attacked students, he dropped the gun, blended with the running people and escaped the school;
  • He left McDonald’s and was arrested by the deputy;

The photo of Nicolas Cruz, the shooter: 

Source: Business Insider

Source: Business Insider

Victims:

  • Alaina Petty, 14
  • Alex Schachter, 14
  • Martin Duque, 14
  • Gina Montalto, 14
  • Jaime Guttenberg, 17
  • Cara Loughran
  • Luke Hoyer, 15
  • Alyssa Alhadeff, 15
  • Carmen Schentrup, 16
  • Joaquin Oliver, 17
  • Nicholas Dworet, 18
  • Meadow Pollack, 18

Photos of people held candlelit for victims of Florida: 

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Source: Star Tribune

Source: Palm Beach Post

Source: CNN

Details from the scene

  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School became the victim of the deadly shooting shortly before 3 p.m. The incident occurred in Florida, US;
  • The fire alarm was pulled twice: in the morning and a few moment before the shooting.
  • Law enforcement source stated that the suspect pulled the fire alarm to draw people out of classrooms and kill more victims;
  • Some of the students left the school building;
  • Students that stayed in the school tried to hide in the classrooms;
  • People feared to be dead in a few minutes, sent a text message with the words of love and goodbyes;
  • Some students were hospitalized with injuries;

The messages from students to their loved ones:

The photo was taken during the incident:  

Source: CNN

Source: CNN

Watch the video to see an interview with law enforcement: 

The suspect

  • The shooter,  Nikolas Cruz, was expelled for disciplinary reasons;
  • He will be sued on Thursday;
  • Cruz used a .223 caliber, AR-15 style firearm in the shooting;
  • He is believed to be equipped with gas grenades;

The photo of the suspect being taken into the custody:

Source: CNN

Nikolas Cruz posing with a toy gun:

shooting-us-pic

Source: Instagram

Photos of people reunited after the gun rampage: 

Source: CNN

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Source: CNN

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Source: CNN

Reaction

The authorities, for instance, the President of  US, Donald Trump, offered his condolences.

As we can see, the President hasn’t spoken about the worst problem in the country – gun control. 

Also, members of Florida’s congressional delegation have shared their prayers with the victims of the shooting.

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At Least 17 Killed in Deadliest Florida School Shooting - Reasons and Details About Suspect (PHOTOS) + Video
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A former student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, went on a shooting rampage in a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing at least 17 adults and children, CNN said.
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