With his head down, Cruz sat silent throughout his appearance.
In wake of the deadly attack, the Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged it received a series of tips about accused shooter, Nikolas Cruz.
Authorities release 115 new 911 calls, made between 2pm and 4pm on February 14, including one made just a minute after suspected shooter Cruz entered the building.
Family members of several victims wore “MSD Strong” shirts and memorial ribbons, clutching prayer cards and holding each other as they got their first look at Cruz, who was dressed in a red jail jumpsuit, shuffling across the courtroom floor in shackles. “There’s holes in the wall”.
“We have to look to them and if they don’t have a voice now, how can we actually encourage them to be a part of the future”, she said. ‘Please, oh my God’. “By thumbing their noses at Congress, Sheriff Israel and Secretary Carroll have let the American people down and also the citizens of Florida they serve”. They are all bleeding. She can then be heard saying to a classmate, ‘Is he dead, is he dead?’
“First off, I’d like to say I’m extremely proud of everyone who’s out here today”, Tellez, 18, said. She also pointed out that USA is probably the only country in the world that allows children to live in fear and die because of a truly bad public policy on guns. Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God’.
The bill includes more money for training school officials and police to recognize mental health problems in students, an anonymous tip line for reporting school threats, and money for security measures such as metal detectors. It turned out to be the police. Seventeen students and teachers died in the shooting.
Peterson, through his lawyer in the days after the shooting, said the reason he did not enter the building was because he initially thought the shots were coming from outside.
A survivor of a school shooting said that the national walkout taking place on March 14 is disrespectful to victims of the most recent shooting in Florida.
Sandberg recalled that although she experienced deep pain on losing her husband, but she can not even imagine the trauma that parents go through when their child goes to school in the morning but does not return because of a massacre.
‘Oh, my god!’ the mother replies.
Just Tuesday, Broward State Attorney Michael J. Satz’s office announced its intent to seek the death penalty in Cruz’s case.
Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, whose office is representing Cruz, had said that the teen would plead guilty if prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.