Florida faculty capturing suspect Nikolas Cruz was delivered to the Broward County jail and charged with 17 counts of premeditated homicide Thursday morning. (Feb. 15)

A 19-yr-previous former scholar with a historical past of menacing social media posts was booked into Broward County Jail Thursday morning on expenses of premeditated homicide in the killing of 17 students and faculty at a Florida highschool.

Nikolas Cruz, expelled final yr for preventing, returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Fla., with a vengeance Wednesday, bolstered by a fuel masks, smoke grenades and a number of magazines of ammunition and a semi-automated weapon.

Authorities say he triggered a fireplace alarm in a constructing that usually serves freshmen college students, then roamed the faculties’ corridors — from the primary flooring to the third — opening hearth on college students pouring into hallways.

It was the nation’s deadliest faculty capturing since a gunman attacked an elementary faculty in Newtown, Conn., greater than 5 years in the past.


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Cruz, listed at 5-foot-7 and 131 pounds, was arrested a brief distance from the highschool close to a house, a regulation enforcement official not approved to remark publicly informed USA TODAY.  

Cruz, who’s being held with out bond, tried to slip away after the carnage by mixing in with fleeing college students, however was acknowledged by fellow teenagers who knew him for his fast mood and erratic conduct.

Flanked by officers, the suspect was later escorted right into a police station sporting a hospital robe. 

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A former scholar went on a capturing rampage at a Florida highschool, leaving 17 lifeless whereas panicked college students barricaded themselves inside lecture rooms and frantic mother and father raced to the scene.

Sheriff’s officers stated in an e mail that Cruz was initially taken to a hospital for labored respiration earlier than being questioned at sheriff’s headquarters.

The 17 lifeless embrace…