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Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, Nikolas Cruz.
« on: October 23, 2021, 09:24:13 PM »
Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

On February 14, 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others. Cruz fled the scene on foot by blending in with other students, and was arrested without incident about an hour later in nearby Coral Springs and charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. Police and prosecutors investigated "a pattern of disciplinary issues and unnerving behavior."

The killing spree is the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, surpassing the Columbine High School massacre that killed 13 plus the perpetrators in Colorado in April 1999. The shooting came at a period of heightened public support for gun control that followed mass shootings in Paradise, Nevada and Sutherland Springs, Texas, in October and November 2017.

Students at Parkland founded Never Again MSD, an advocacy group that lobbies for gun control. On March 9, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that implemented new restrictions to Florida's gun laws and also allowed for the arming of teachers who were properly trained and the hiring of school resource officers.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office received widespread criticism for its handling of the police response, both for not following up multiple warnings about Cruz despite a lengthy record of threatening behavior, and for staying outside the school instead of immediately confronting him. This led to the resignations of several police officers who responded to the scene, and the removal of Sheriff Scott Israel. A commission appointed by then-Governor Scott to investigate the shooting condemned the police inaction and urged school districts across the state to adopt greater measures of security.

On October 20, 2021, Cruz pleaded guilty to all charges and apologized for his actions. Sentencing is expected in January 2022.
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Re: Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, Nikolas Cruz.
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2021, 09:28:34 PM »

On his arrest Cruz claimed to hear voices & demons which had caused him to carry out the massacre.

The following is a criminal psychology video which analyses his police interview, uploaded in May 2021 it has attracted over 50m views.

What pretending to be crazy looks like

JCS- Criminal Psychology
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