On February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, 19 year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on staff and students. Prior to the incident, the FBI had received a tip learning of Cruz’s intentions on the FBI’s Public Access Line, but an error kept the information from reaching the Miami office. Cruz had been expelled from the school the previous year and bragged on social media that he was going to be “a professional school shooter”. He is said to hold extremist views and a Florida Department of Children and Families reported Cruz had depression, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but had not been assessed as a risk. He is being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in one of the world’s deadliest school massacres. —(Broward County Sheriff’s Office)
- 17 fatalities
- 15 injured
- Risk Factors for Youth Violence: Youth Violence Commission, ‘International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA)’
- Can the Government Prohibit 18-Year-Olds from Purchasing Firearms?
- Lethal Violence in Schools: Can Society Prevent School Shootings?
- Child Access Prevention Laws, Youth Gun Carrying, and School Shootings
- School Shooting: Threat Detection and Classification in Textual Leakage
- Rampage School Shooters and Their Social Relations: Testing the Explanatory Power of the Social Control Theory
HSDL search results for: School Shooting
Photo: The front side of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, located in Parkland, Florida. (Credit: formulanone/wiki commons user)