• Report: Alleged school shooter trained with “Republic of Florida” white supremacists

    6 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Nikolas Cruz, who allegedly killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday, trained with a white supremacist group called Republic of Florida, the group's leader, Jordan Jereb, told the Anti-Defamation League Thursday. Jereb said Cruz was “part of our organization” and took part in “paramilitary” training with the group in the Tallahassee area. “He...
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  • A white nationalist militia leader says the Florida high-school shooting suspect was a member

    A white nationalist militia leader says the Florida high-school shooting suspect was a member

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The suspected Florida high-school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was a member of a white nationalist militia, the group's leader said Thursday.
    The Republic of Florida describes itself as a "white civil rights organization fighting for white identitarian politics."
    The group's leader, Jordan Jereb, said Cruz participated in paramilitary drills in Talahassee.
    The leader of a white nationalist militia said Thursday that the Florida school shooting suspect was a member of his group and participated in at least one paramilitary drill in Tallahassee.
    The suspect, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, allegedly...
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  • Alleged Florida Gunman Took an Uber to School Before Shooting

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Nikolas Cruz took an Uber to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he allegedly opened fire with an AR-15 assault rifle and killed 17 people.
    “My understanding and the information I have from law enforcement is that he arrived on the campus, possibly through an Uber driver that dropped him off. He arrived around the time of dismissal, entered the building, began to fire into the building,” Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie told CBS .
    How was Nikolas Cruz able to get on the school campus?
    "The information I have from law enforcement is...
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  • Police had to track down the suspected Florida high school shooter after he escaped the scene by blending in with fleeing students

    Police had to track down the suspected Florida high school shooter after he escaped the scene by blending in with fleeing students

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The suspected Florida high-school shooter fled the scene on Wednesday by concealing himself within a crowd of students, authorities said.
    Police arrested him in a nearby neighborhood after a manhunt.
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that there was an armed officer at the high school who never encountered the shooter.
    As a deadly mass shooting unfolded at a high school in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, students rushed to evacuate the school, some filing out in orderly lines with their hands tucked behind their heads.
    Among the fleeing students was Nikolas Cruz, the...
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  • There have been 30 mass shootings in the US so far in 2018 - here's the full list

    There have been 30 mass shootings in the US so far in 2018 - here's the full list

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The number of mass shootings in the US this year reached 30 on Wednesday.
    A gunman opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17 people.
    There have been nearly as many US mass shootings as days in 2018.
    On Wednesday, a gunman opened fire on students and staff at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17 people. It was the deadliest US mass shooting so far this year.
    The incident marked the 30th mass shooting in 2018, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive , which tracks shootings in the US. To put...
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  • An armed officer at the Florida high school never encountered the gunman during the shooting, sheriff says

    An armed officer at the Florida high school never encountered the gunman during the shooting, sheriff says

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    There was an armed officer present on the Florida high-school campus where a mass shooting occurred Wednesday, the sheriff said.
    The officer never encountered the shooter during the attack, but Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel declined to provide more details.
    The suspected shooter, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was arrested 2 miles from the school, and reportedly hid in a group of students to escape.
    Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said the Florida high school that suffered a deadly mass shooting on Wednesday employed an armed "school resource deputy" who never encountered the...
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  • A teen Florida school shooting survivor is raging against critics who blame the students for how they dealt with the situation

    A teen Florida school shooting survivor is raging against critics who blame the students for how they dealt with the situation

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Right-wing pundit Mark Dice and President Donald Trump put the responsibility on students at Douglas Stoneman High School for how they dealt with the shooting on Wednesday.
    Dice said that students shouldn't be posting on Snapchat.
    Trump said students are, in part, responsible for reporting classmates to the authorities.
    Sarah, a student who survived the shooting, criticized them both on her Twitter feed. Other survivors are piling on.
    Students did spread images and news of the attack on social platforms as it happened on Wednesday, which has become a common source of information for the...
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  • A heroic geography teacher died protecting his students from the Florida high school shooter

    A heroic geography teacher died protecting his students from the Florida high school shooter

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and injuring 15.
    Student Kelsey Friend told ABC News how geography teacher Scott Beigel let her into his classroom as she fled and was shot before he could lock the door again.
    Addressing his family, she said "I am alive today because of him."
    Geography teacher Scott Beigel, 35, will be remembered as a hero.
    A February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead and 15 injured , but Beigel's selfless act during the attack saved several students'...
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