An orphaned 19-yr-previous with a troubled previous and his personal AR-15 rifle was charged with 17 counts of premeditated homicide Thursday morning following the deadliest faculty capturing within the U.S. in 5 years.
Regulation enforcement officers informed The Related Press that Nikolas Cruz legally bought the assault weapon used within the assault.
As reactions poured in Thursday, President Donald Trump targeted on the younger man’s psychological well being, and Lawyer Basic Jeff Periods stated he needs the Justice Division to review how psychological sickness and gun violence intersect, to raised perceive how regulation enforcement can higher use present legal guidelines to intervene earlier than these faculty shootings occur.
“It can’t be denied that one thing harmful and unhealthy is occurring in our nation,” Periods advised a gaggle of sheriffs in Washington. In “each one in every of these instances, we have had advance indications and maybe we’ve not been efficient sufficient in intervening.”
Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott stated he’ll work to ensure individuals with psychological sickness don’t get weapons. Broward County Faculties Superintendent Rob Runcie stated “now’s the time to have an actual dialog about gun management laws,” and stated that if adults cannot handle that of their lifetimes, college students will do it.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel referred to as for giving regulation enforcement extra energy to detain individuals who…