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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.
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A former scholar went on a shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon in one of many deadliest highschool shootings in trendy American historical past. 

This is what we all know:

What number of have been killed and injured?

A minimum of 17 individuals have been killed and 14 have been injured and brought to native hospitals, officers stated.

A sheriff stated the our bodies of 12 of the lifeless, together with a beloved coach and security guard, Aaron Feis, who stepped in entrance of 1 spray of bullets to guard his college students, have been discovered contained in the constructing. 

Three extra have been killed simply outdoors the varsity and one other two died of their accidents after being taken to the hospital, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel stated. The victims included each college students and adults. 

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Who’s the gunman?

Authorities recognized the gunman as Nikolas Cruz, 19. Cruz was a former scholar at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty, however had been expelled for preventing and didn’t graduate, authorities stated.

The gunman was arrested a brief distance from the highschool close to a house, a law enforcement official not authorized to comment publicly informed USA TODAY.  

He was booked into Broward County Jail Thursday morning on costs of premeditated homicide within the killing of 17 college students and school at a Florida highschool. He’s being held with out bond. 

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Cruz was recognized for darkish character

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