PARKLAND, FL — As investigators attempt to make sense of Wednesday’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Nikolas Jacob Cruz has been formally charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Seventeen people were shot to death and numerous others injured Wednesday after Cruz, a former student who was expelled last year, allegedly opened fire marking a horrific and sadly familiar episode of school violence, according to law enforcement and school officials.
Lori Alhadeff, the mother of a 14-year-old girl, who was killed in the attack, was trying to make sense of the tragedy on Thursday as she pleaded on CNN for President Trump to take action.
“How do we allow a gunman to come into our children’s school? How do they get through security? What security is there? There’s no metal detectors,” she said, issuing her plea directly into the