Nikolas Cruz cut his arms on Snapchat and said he wanted to buy a gun. This was in 2016, more than a year before he was accused of killing 17 people in a school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida.
Michael Jensen, a father from Rogers County, Oklahoma, allegedly told his 12-year-old son to light himself on fire after the boy tried to suffocate himself with plastic bags. The preteen took his advice.
Following the Broward school shooting and inspired by the movie “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri,” an activist group put up three billboards outside Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s office in Doral, Florida, calling for tighter gun control.
David Hogg, a senior and student reporter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, recorded interviews with some of his classmates on February 14 as they were hiding from an active shooter in the school. Hogg told the Sun Sentinel, a newspaper he told Storyful he volunteers with, that he heard gunshots during a science class, followed by a fire alarm going off. After initially trying to run away, Hogg was gathered with other students in a classroom by a culinary instructor. While there, he interviewed fellow students about what was happening, and about their views on gun control.At least 17 people were killed in the attack. The suspect, a former student, was detained by police.
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