Prosecutor wants death sentence for Florida high-school shooter

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A local student has strong ties to Parkland and grieves for a friend.

Shooter Nikolas Cruz remained inside for another four minutes - killing 17 people and wounding 15. "No question about that", Bowdich told the committee during a hearing on school safety.

Many have voiced beliefs that student protests will finally spark the change needed on gun control, as students have triggered many social movements in the past. The event was created by Stoneman Douglas students.

Some are also going to March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. later this month. Police have said he confessed to the shooting. He faces 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree.

If Cruz ends up not entering a plea before the court, a plea of "not guilty" will very likely be entered for him by Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer in order to keep things moving.

After the hearing, Borges' father described his determination to see Cruz in court as his son recovers in the hospital.

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You see Deputy Peterson and another person on the campus responding. Many are demanding a federal ban on assault-style weapons, like the one Cruz allegedly used.

State lawmakers have called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to remove Israel for "neglect of duty and incompetence".

The suspect in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Nikolas Cruz, makes a court appearance on a closed-circuit television screen during a bond hearing on February 15, 2018. He said they need to act because the National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit against the new law approved by the Legislature.

A Florida judge earlier this week agreed with news outlets including the AP that the video should be released. "Let him do that and let them do what they want with him", the bereaved father said. Runcie estimated the investigation would take 10 weeks and cost $60,000.

For over 30 seconds the only sound louder than the ticking of the clock at Athens High School Wednesday morning were thoughts for the students and teachers who lost their lives in Parkland.

Family and friends of victims watch as shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is led into a courtroom for an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday. One of its armed deputies stayed outside the school as the massacre unfolded. It says that, while deputies responded to Cruz's home multiple times in the past, there was nothing criminal nor risky happening that would warrant an arrest.