Nikolas Cruz was arrested without incident. He’s the 19 year old ex-student being charged with the deadly shooting that occurred yesterday at a high school in Parkland, Fl!! Reports say that at least 17 people were dead more injured. This story has shaken the entire country especially parents who fear their school kids are no longer safe. Nikolas Cruz fired shots in the high school with a AR-15 weapon. How did he get the weapon? How did he get into the school? So many questions have arose. Police are still investigating and releasing details as they become available. According to MSN.com here’s what they know about the alleged shooter:
Cruz was expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas for disciplinary reasons, according to multiple news reports. Though school officials did not confirm the exact reason for Cruz’s expulsion, a 17-year-old junior said he was expelled after a fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, the Associated Press reported.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the gunman was armed with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and “countless magazines.” Law-enforcement officials familiar with the shooting said the shooter also possessed a gas mask and smoke grenades, Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida said on CNN.
The school’s fire alarms went off shortly before the shooting began; Nelson said the gunman was believed to have intentionally set off the alarms “so the kids would come pouring out of the classrooms into the hall” during the shooting.
Following the shooting, Cruz left the high school by blending in with other fleeing students, law-enforcement sources and eyewitnesses told ABC News. He was later apprehended after the police identified him through surveillance videos, the CNN correspondent Martin Savidge reported.
Cruz, who was detained without incident and was transported to the hospital for labored breathing, is the only suspect in the shooting, according to Savidge.
So sad!! Thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims!! More info HERE!!