By now we've all heard about the horrible tragedy that occurred yesterday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The crazy thing about all of this is that this incident makes the 29th shooting at a school in 2018 and these students predicted that it would happen. The shooter, 19 year old Nikolas Cruz was a former student who had shown previous signs that he would act out at school.
"An unnamed student told the local WJXT news channel that students "joked" that Cruz would one day shoot up the school.
Cruz also familiarised himself with the school's layout and emergency procedures, so knew how the school would react, the student said.
The student said: "Honestly, a lot of people were saying it was going to be him.
All kids joked around like that, saying that he was going to be the one to shoot up the school. "It turns out everyone predicted it.
That's crazy. "He was on the third floor. He knows the school layout. He knows where everyone would be at. "He's been with us through fire drills, he's prepared for this stuff."
Cruz is believed to have intentionally set off the school's fire alarms "so the kids would come pouring out of the classrooms into the hall," during the shooting, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson said on CNN."
One of the students captured a portion of this horrific scene on Snapchat. The video is unsettling.
Immediately after the onset of gunfire the teachers began their "active shooter" lock down procedures with several of the children sending messages and pictures to their parents. One girl told her mother she was "hiding" and to "please stay away".
This shooter was captured unharmed.
In the midst of this tragedy #45 took to Twitter to express his condolences and offer his prayers. One student who had been inside of the school replied with her honest feelings saying in part "I don't want your f*cking condolences."
17 innocent people lost their lives on Valentine's Day, one of them a football coach who died shielding his students from gunfire. The country needs better gun laws and I don't want another tragedy like this to occur before we wake up and change things.