As the news spread about the school shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the gunman was 19 year old Nikolas Cruz. Cruz was recently expelled from his former high school and as retaliation, shot and killed seventeen students and adults at the school. As the kids were trying to exit the school, Cruz was trying to hide in a big group of kids that were also exiting the school. After the incident, Cruz was arrested in nearby Coral Springs. “Nikolas Cruz was armed with an AR-15 semi -automatic rifle and multiple magazines” said Sheriff Scott Israel. “You come to the conclusion this is just absolutely pure evil,” said Florida, Gov. Rick Scott.
To make matters worse, the FBI was alerted 6 months ago after a Youtube user, Nikolas Cruz posted the comment, “ I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” and unfortunately carried out those very words with a horrific incident. According to Buzzfeed, “Cruz’s mother died in early November and he had been staying with a local family. “He lived here without any concerns or issues for almost 3 months,” stated the family that has been caring for Cruz since his mother passed away. It’s scary to know that people just snap and commit heinous crimes just for the thrill. Our thoughts are with all of the families who have been affected by this tragedy.