Florida HS shooting

On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen students and staff members and injuring seventeen others. Witnesses identified nineteen-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz as the assailant, and he was arrested in Coral Springs by the Broward County Sheriff's Office shortly after he escaped the scene; Cruz had purchased food at Walmart and McDonald's restaurants after leaving the scene of the shooting.
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  • Over 100 newspapers to publish damning editorials against Donald Trump's attacks on the press
    The Independent

    Over 100 newspapers to publish damning editorials against Donald Trump's attacks on the press

    More than 100 publications across the US will publish editorials rejecting Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the press. The move is part of a coordinated effort by the Boston Globe's editorial board to denounce the president's claim that the media "is the enemy of the American people". In a statement calling on other newspapers to join the effort, the Boston Globe wrote, "We propose to publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the administration's assault on the press and ask others to commit to publishing their own editorials on the same date".

  • Parkland survivor to join Massachusetts students on 50-mile walk against gun violence
    BostonGlobe.com

    Parkland survivor to join Massachusetts students on 50-mile walk against gun violence

    Massachusetts students participating in a 50-mile march to protest gun violence will be joined by Parkland shooting survivor and March for Our Lives cofounder David Hogg, and Manuel Oliver, father of deceased Parkland student Joaquin Oliver, organizers said. The march will start in Worcester on Aug. 22 and finish on Aug. 26 with a rally at gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson in Springfield at 12 p.m., organizers said. Stop Handgun Violence, March For Our Lives: Boston, and national youth-led gun reform movement 50 Miles More, are organizing the march. “The march and rally aim to keep gun reform issues in the national spotlight and to draw attention to the fact that young people feel unsafe in their

  • NY street honors teacher killed in Florida school massacre
    Associated Press

    NY street honors teacher killed in Florida school massacre

    DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — A street in New York's Long Island has been named for a teacher killed after helping shield students from the gunman in last winter's school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

  • Broward County School district defends its response to to Parkland massacre
    WTSP-TV Tampa

    Broward County School district defends its response to to Parkland massacre

    School officials in Broward County are defending themselves from criticism leveled by the parents and spouses of victims of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Broward County school district issued a statement late Thursday, responding to criticism from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School families that campus security remains lacking throughout the county. The statement says that while it is understandable the families feel frustrated, there is no "fast, easy fix" and that progress has been made. The parents and spouses of the 17 victims earlier Thursday called for the ouster of the school board in the upcoming Aug. 28 election. They criticized the delay in installing

  • Sheriff: Massacre suspect's behavior was a 'roller-coaster'
    Elko Daily Free Press

    Sheriff: Massacre suspect's behavior was a 'roller-coaster'

    Also Wednesday, Guy Grace, the security head for the Littleton, Colorado, school district, presented the commission with suggestions for improving safety at Florida's schools. He said his district boosted security after the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School that left 13 dead plus the two student attackers. He said measures can range from high-tech solutions such as camera systems that can alert monitors to potential problems to simply making doors easier to lock. Stoneman Douglas teachers complained after the shooting that their classrooms couldn't be locked from the inside — they had to go into the hallway with a key.

  • Lessons Learned From Columbine Shared With Parkland School Shooting Commission
    CBS Miami

    Lessons Learned From Columbine Shared With Parkland School Shooting Commission

    SUNRISE (CBSMiami/NSF) – Guy Grace, a school-security official whose Colorado community was rocked by the 1999 murders at Columbine High School, shared school-hardening solutions Wednesday with a commission formed after this year's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. “There is never a day, never a day of school safety or never a day in our community where you're not reminded of that tragedy,” said Grace, director of security and emergency planning for the Littleton, Colo., public schools, referring to the incident when two students shot and killed 12 students and one teacher at Columbine. “Days when I go by the cemetery that is by Peabody Elementary School, that

  • 'Burn, kill, destroy': Officials delay release of Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz video
    USA Today

    'Burn, kill, destroy': Officials delay release of Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz video

    Officials say that mental health counselors advised the mother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz that he shouldn't be allowed to buy guns, but she ignored their concerns. Authorities in Broward County on Tuesday delayed the scheduled release of video from police interviews with the former student suspected of killing 17 people at a Florida high school in February, authorities said. Nikolas Cruz, 19, is being held without bail on murder charges for the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Florida courts ruled last month that the public is entitled to access official records in the case, but agreed not to allow release of information directly related to Cruz's

  • Paper faces contempt for story on school shooting suspect
    Associated Press

    Paper faces contempt for story on school shooting suspect

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper faced an ethical dilemma after a school district's mistake exposed details that were supposed to be redacted from its lengthy examination of the education of school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz.

  • 'Burn, kill, destroy': Officials delay release of Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz video
    WTSP-TV Tampa

    'Burn, kill, destroy': Officials delay release of Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz video

    In this April 27, 2018 file photo, Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz, looks up while in court for a hearing in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Authorities in Broward County on Tuesday delayed the scheduled release of video from police interviews with the former student suspected of killing 17 people at a Florida high school in February, authorities said. Nikolas Cruz, 19, is being held without bail on murder charges for the shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Florida courts ruled last month that the public is entitled to access official records in the case, but agreed not to allow release of information directly related to Cruz's confession. The Public Records Unit

  • 'Kill me': Parkland shooter's alleged confession to police released
    Good Morning America

    'Kill me': Parkland shooter's alleged confession to police released

    Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school, said he felt “worthless” and repeatedly indicated that he wanted to die, according to a newly-released transcript of what Cruz told police following the Feb. 14 shooting. Cruz allegedly admitted to carrying out the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and questioned why detectives didn’t kill him, according to court documents obtained by ABC News on Monday. Cruz was alone in the room at the time but the recorder was still going.

  • Parkland shooting suspect told police he heard a 'demon' telling him: 'Burn. Kill. Destroy'
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Parkland shooting suspect told police he heard a 'demon' telling him: 'Burn. Kill. Destroy'

    Just hours after a gunman opened fire inside a Parkland, Florida, high school, killing 17 people and injuring 17 more, police sat down to speak to the suspected attacker. He confessed to carrying out the massacre, police said. But he went on to say more than that during an extended interview, telling police that for years he had heard a "demon" in his head giving him directions. When asked what the voice told him to do, the suspected gunman said: "Burn. Kill. Destroy." The detail emerged Monday in a transcript of an interview Nikolas Cruz, 19, gave to police in the aftermath of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. While authorities had previously said Cruz acknowledged that "he

  • Education Week

    Judge: Release school shooting suspect education report

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has refused to prevent the release of a report on the education background of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer told a hearing Friday that the report protects Cruz's privacy rights and doesn't seem to threaten his right to a fair trial. Defense lawyers contend the Broward County school system's report on his longstanding psychological problems is misleading. Media organizations including The Associated Press argued it should be disclosed under Florida's broad public records laws. Previous requests to unseal video showing the law enforcement response and Cruz's post-arrest statement are under appeal. Nineteen-year-old