Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Acts if heroism during the deadly Florida shooting

Acts if heroism during the deadly Florida shooting

Nikolas Cruz was taken into custody off-campus about an hour after the shooting.

Cruz was friends with the family's son who went to Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The shooting in a community about 45 miles (72 km) north of Miami was the 18th in a USA school this year, according to gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety, continuing a troubling pattern that has played out over the past few years. He did have the key, however.

"You see a person with rifles and weaponry, you see something that's not right, you owe it to your family, you owe it to your community, and you owe it to law enforcement to make this a safer nation by calling someone tonight", Israel said. He had been bouncing around since the death of adoptive mother in November.

"No indication that anything severe like this was wrong", Lewis said.

Feis' online biography at the team website said he played center at the school from 1995-98, and worked with both junior varsity and varsity lineman.

"I was in the building that was across from the building that the shots were in, and we went outside 'cause we thought it was the second fire drill of the day", said Will Gilroy, a 15-ear-old student at Douglas. Malcolm Roxburgh said a neighbor across the street kept pigs, and Nicolas Cruz targeted the family. Someone on the radio asked if loud sounds they heard were firecrackers, said football coach Willis May, who also carries a radio.

His wife said she once caught Nikolas peeking in her window.

"I was happy that I was alive", Max said. When a SWAT team arrived to rescue them, she said, an officer requested they close their eyes as they passed by the classroom. They were scared of him. During his 2015 speech to the U.S. Congress, he called for an end to the arms trade, which he said was fueled by a quest for "money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood".

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"He started progressively getting a little more weird", Mutchler said.

"I think everyone had in their minds if anybody was going to do it, it was going to be him", she said. "We were 30 kids in a closet for an hour", Will added, "and we were just hoping the shooter wouldn't come to our room and that all of our friends in that building were OK". "In this case, we didn't find a way to connect with this kid". But peers said they recognized Cruz from an Instagram photo posing with a gun in front of his face.

They reopen when students leave and that's when police say the suspected gunman set off a fire alarm and opened fire.

Postings under the name Nikolas Cruz included threatening comments under videos on YouTube and other sites, including "I whana shoot people with my AR-15" (sic), "I wanna die Fighting killing s**t ton of people" and "I am going to kill law enforcement one day they go after the good people".

Cruz allegedly turned on the fire alarm, sending many students running outside, where he fired shot after shot before following people inside the building, officials said.

"We didn't have any warnings, there weren't any phone calls or threats that we know of, that were made", Robert Runcie, Broward superintendent of schools, told reporters.

In a national address from the White House on Thursday (Friday NZT), Trump said he wanted to speak directly to America's children, saying "you are never alone, and you never will be".

An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and an AR-15 rifle has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder after being questioned for hours by state and federal authorities following the deadliest school shooting in the USA in five years.

Officials said another 14 people have been treated at area hospitals.

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