The Shooting

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On Wednesday, February 14, 17 people were killed, 14 others were injured, 5 of whom are suffering from life-threatening injuries when a teen opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The Shooter

Nikolas Cruz
Broward County Sheriff’s Office

The shooter has been identified as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.

Cruz was recently expelled from Douglas for disciplinary reasons and was enrolled elsewhere in the district. Authorities say he was armed with an AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle and multiple magazines.



After his mother’s death in November, Nikolas moved in with a local family. Their son also attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Nikolas Cruz was employed at a Dollar Tree store in Parkland.

The Arrest



Nikolas Cruz was able to flee the campus by blending in with the crowd of students as they were running for safety. He was apprehended about an hour after the shooting off campus in Coral Springs.

Cruz was officially charged Thursday with 17 counts of premeditated murder — one for each of the people he’s accused of fatally shooting at his former high school.

The Warning

Nikolas Cruz - YouTube

The FBI was alerted six months ago after a YouTube user named “Nikolas Cruz” posted a comment stating “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”

The Hero

Aaron Feis

Football coach Aaron Feis threw himself in front of students as bullets hailed down Wednesday at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Aaron suffered a gunshot wound and was rushed into surgery. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries.

He will always be remembered as a true hero.

The President


Please keep all of the families, students and faculty affected by this tragedy in your prayers.

God help us.