At least 17 people have been killed and at least 14 others were wounded after a 19-year-old opened fire at a Florida High school.
According to multiple reports, the gunfire initially took place outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, then continued inside. So far there has not been any evidence to surface that would suggest the gunman had an accomplice or accomplices, and the motive is yet to be determined.
Authorities were called to respond at 2:30 p.m., but for over an hour, the school remained completely unprotected. Americas second biggest school shooting would take place during this time.
The suspect in custody, 19 year-old Nicholas Cruz, who had been expelled from Douglas High, was believed to have been armed with a AR-15 rifle.
Cruz is reported to have worn a gas mask and possessed smoke grenades. He set off a fire alarm so the kids would come out of the classrooms. According to NBC News, Multiple students at the school said a fire drill had been performed earlier that day. They said the fire alarm was also sounded again moments before the shots were fired.
Now after the shooting in Florida, three of the 10 biggest mass shootings in modern American history have happened just in the last five months.
My condolences go out to the lives who were lost and to all those who are affected by this horrible event. Committing senseless acts of violence is never the solution to any problem.
It is too early to speculate as to motive or the possibility of this being a false-flag event, so I will reserve judgement until more evidence surfaces. Expect a follow-up report from me in the very near future.
For now I will say this:
1) I presume mental illness is the main culprit here — regardless if it was naturally occurring or a result of some complex brain-washing techniques by a third party.
2) Expect the Left to work themselves into a frenzy — blaming anything from guns, to Trump, to white people. Because blaming guns for the actions of people is typically what we get from the Left when these tragic events occur.
So don’t be surprised when you hear a lot of talk about banning semiautomatic rifles…