Friday, 20 July, 2018

Nikolas Cruz charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder

Florida Sen. Lauren Book right embraces Sen. Bill Galvano after Galvano's bill the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Student Safety Act passed 20-18 at the Florida Capitol Nikolas Cruz charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder
Melinda Barton | 08 March, 2018, 12:35

Meanwhile, the Sun Sentinel reported a second student injured in the shooting has filed a letter of intent to sue the Broward Sheriff's Office, the school system and others.

Kyle and Anthony were among the 16 wounded in the February 14 shooting that left 17 people dead.

"The bullets were flying, and doctors told his mom one tore though his ankle and foot".

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was indicted Wednesday on 17 counts of murder and 17 more of attempted murder, the state attorney's office said.

Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) walks around a group of 20 college students and activists as they stage a die-in on the 4th floor rotunda between the House and Senate chambers while the House takes up the school safety bill at the Florida Capital in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday March 6, 2018. Cruz has a history of emotional and behavioral disorders.

After the shooting, police said that 19 year-old Cruz, a former Stoneman Douglas student, stopped at a Walmart and then McDonald's before officers detained him 40 minutes after the rampage.

The Sheriff's Office and the Department of Children and Families could not be reached for comment.

A school board representative told the Herald that government agencies do not comment on lawsuits before they are filed, per policy. Sgt. Jeff Heinrich from the nearby Coral Springs Police Department encountered Laman near the school parking lot and gave him medical attention.

When help arrived, Heinrich grabbed a vest and a spare rifle from the back of a captain's cruiser and got to work.

The couple is "trying to do the right thing" and is mourning along with the rest of the Parkland community, Lewis said. He remains in the hospital. He's having "a great deal of difficulty performing rudimentary tasks for himself, requiring assistance constantly", attorney Alex Arreaza said in a letter of intent provided to HuffPost. "It's a miracle that we're even talking about recovery".

The failure.to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm [was] unreasonable, callous and negligent.

Anthony is now unable to walk, has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized at Broward Health Medical Center.