Yet Another School Massacre

Florida High School under fire, killing 17 and wounding 14.


At around 2:30 p.m on February 14, 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and wounding 14. He had done so by firing into four classrooms on the second floor of the school, then went back and fired again into two of those rooms. He then proceeded to venture onto the tennis courts and attempt to blend in with running students but was caught and placed into custody. This shooting marks the 18th school shooting of 2018.

Cruz was able to legally buy an AR-15 gun; a semi-automatic style gun that was used by the military in the 1950s and also seen at the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Cruz was also previously expelled from the high school for disciplinary reason and had multiple red flags brought up to attention from his social media profile. Most notably, the FBI received a tip from September 25, 2017, which showed a disturbing  Youtube comment posted by Cruz.

“I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” Cruz said in the comment.

The United States now waits for action to take place against Cruz and reevaluate how to diminish school shootings for the well being of the country’s future.