Something was different about the mass shooting this week in Parkland, Florida, in which 14 students and three adults were killed. It was not only the death toll. The mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High became the deadliest high-school shooting in American history edging out Columbine, which killed 13 in What made Parkland different were the people who stepped forward to describe it. High-school students—the survivors of the calamity themselves—became the voice of the tragedy. Tweets that were widely reported as coming from the students expressed grief for the victims, pushed against false reports, and demanded accountability. On television, on social media, they were unignorable. Many of them called for legislation to address the violence. You guys are the adults.
Dressed in a maroon shirt adorned with the school logo, Nikolas Cruz exited his Uber outside the campus at p. He approached the school wearing a backpack filled with magazines and carrying a black duffel packed with his legally purchased AR semi-automatic rifle. It was too late. Things are going to start getting messy. Cruz exited the stairwell into a first-floor hallway, firing a stream of bullets down the corridor, shattering windows and shooting through doors. In just under two minutes, he murdered 11 people and injured 13 others. He then headed up the stairs. He was on the second floor for less than a minute, firing but hitting no one, before going to the third floor where he killed his last six victims, and injured four more in the final 45 seconds of the attack.
This is the first picture of a Utah family torn apart when four of them were killed by a teenage relative in a mass shooting. His parents, can be seen smiling, as two other children in the foreground also smile at the camera, against the backdrop of a football pitch. Mr Haynie did not reveal the names of the family members who were killed and police have not yet formally identified the victims. The Haynie family pictured less than six months before their death smiling happily at a football game. The Haynie parents can be seen on the left with the two younger boys in the middle. Danny Haynie, who was not home when the shooting happened, can be seen with his arms round his younger brother and sister on the right. Danny Haynie expressed his gratitude to the public for their support as he grapples with the loss of his family.
Thursday, September 17, Two teenagers in the United Kingdom have been acquitted of planning a high school massacre similar to the Columbine High School massacre in the United States. Police and the Crown Prosecution Service have been criticised for bringing the case to trial. Matthew Swift, 18, and Ross McKnight, 16, were cleared of accusations they planned a copycat attack at their school in Manchester to coincide with the April 20 anniversary of the original mass shooting. They had been charged with conspiracy to murder and conspiracy to cause explosions likely to endanger life or cause serious injury to property. Swift and McKnight have spent the last six months behind bars on remand, Swift in prison and McKnight a young offenders institute.