By Donna Westfall – February 14, 2018 – It’s Valentines Day and death by gun is not supposed to be on the agenda but it is.
Authorities have identified the shooter as 18 year old, Nicholas Cruz. He walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School located in Broward County, Palm Beach, Florida with his weapon and opened fire.
According to Broward County School District Superintendent, Robert Runcie told reporters at the scene that there are multiple fatalities and at least one staff member who was injured.
Runcie said that the alleged shooter is a former student of the school. Law enforcement has taken Cruz into custody.
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school shooter Nikolas Cruz threatened to kill his ex girlfriend — and was expelled after fighting with her new boyfriend, classmates revealed Thursday.
“The reason he got expelled was because he was fighting with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend,” Connor Dietrich, 17, a junior at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, told The Post.
“He stalked her and threatened her. He was like, ‘I’m going to kill you,’ and he would say awful things to her and harass her to the point I would walk her to the bus just to make sure she was OK. We all made sure she was never alone.”
Cruz returned to the campus Wednesday with an AR-15 rifle and slaughtered 17 people.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a press conference Thursday that Cruz had been expelled from the school for unspecified “disciplinary reasons” and was transferred to a different school in the county.