By: Kyle James | 02-15-2018 | News
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Who Was The Florida School Shooter?

Authorities took the 19-year-old Florida Parkland High School shooter into custody Wednesday "without incident" an hour after he left the school.

Just minutes before his arrest, Nikolas Cruz was firing a semiautomatic rifle into his former classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday killing 17 people and injuring 14 more.

It appears Cruz acted alone and was a former student at the high school of some 3,200 students. He was expelled previously for undisclosed reasons but classmates cited a history of bringing weapons to school including bullets in his backpack.

One person even wrote a letter to the school suggesting Cruz never be allowed on campus with a backpack. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Cruz wore a gas mask while and used smoke bombs to cause confusion as he indiscriminately fired into classrooms full of students.

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Jim Gard, who taught one of Cruz's classes in 2016, said he was surprised to hear of the shooting. "He was a quiet kid in class, I never had any problems with Nick," Gard said.

"Some of the girls in my class said that I guess he had some problems with some other girls, but that’s hearsay and all that. As far as my class goes, I remember an email or two from admin [expressing concern] but I can’t remember exactly what it said," he said.

"We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him," Gard continued. "There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus."

Deputies arrested Cruz in the Wyndham Lakes community in Coral Springs around 4 p.m. Wednesday, a little over an hour after the shooting started and around 1 mile away from the school.

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So far authorities have not revealed a motive but have found several pictures of Cruz holding weapons on his social media accounts. Anyone with any information about this event or Cruz is asked to call 1-800-Call-FBI.

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