Yet Another American Massacre

As “students took cover under desks, fire alarms blared and teachers barricaded classrooms,” Nikolas Cruz shot 17 people to death yesterday in a Parkland, Florida high school, Florida’s Sun Sentinel reports.

The 19-year-old former student also wounded 16 people in the US’s deadliest school shooting since a gunman massacred 26 children in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

The county’s sheriff called Cruz’s social media presence “very, very disturbing.” A “firearms enthusiast” with a troubled past, he used a legally-purchased AR-15 rifle.

A New York Times piece quoted one unnamed student who said, “He always had guns on him.”

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