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Born: September 24, 1998 (age 24 years), Margate, Florida, United States
Parents: Lynda Cruz, Roger Cruz
Height: 1.7 m
Nationality: American

Siblings: Zachary Cruz, Danielle Woodard
Education: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Full name: Nikolas Jacob Cruz

On February 14, 2018, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Miami suburban town of Parkland, Florida, murdering 17 people and injuring 17 others.

Cruz, a former student at the school, fled the scene on foot by blending in with other students, and was arrested without incident approximately one hour later in nearby Coral Springs.

Police and prosecutors investigated “a pattern of disciplinary issues and unnerving behavior”.

The killing spree is the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, surpassing the Columbine High School massacre that killed 15, including the perpetrators, in Colorado in April 1999.

The shooting came at a period of heightened public support for gun control that followed mass shootings in Paradise, Nevada, and in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in October and November 2017.

Students at Parkland founded Never Again MSD, an advocacy group that lobbies for gun control.

On March 9, Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that implemented new restrictions to Florida’s gun laws and also allowed for the arming of teachers who were properly trained and the hiring of school resource officers.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office received widespread criticism for its handling of the police response, both for not following up on multiple warnings about Cruz despite a lengthy record of threatening behavior and for staying outside the school instead of immediately confronting him.

This led to the resignations of several police officers who responded to the scene, and the removal of Sheriff Scott Israel.

A commission appointed by then-Governor Scott to investigate the shooting condemned the police inaction and urged school districts across the state to adopt greater measures of security.

On October 20, 2021, Cruz pleaded guilty to all charges and apologized for his crimes. The prosecution sought the death penalty, and a four-month death penalty trial was expected to commence in January 2022.

After suffering numerous delays, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial commenced on July 18, 2022.

On October 13, 2022, a jury unanimously agreed that Cruz was eligible for the death penalty, but deadlocked on whether it should be imposed, resulting in a recommendation to sentence him to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

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Nikolas Jacob “Nick” Cruz is an American school shooter from Parkland, Florida. On February 14, 2018, he committed a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, (where he had formerly been a student), killing 17 people and injuring 17 others.

The shooting is currently the deadliest high school shooting in United States history, surpassing the Columbine High School massacre of 1999.

Cruz has been diagnosed with autism, depression, and ADHD, as well as history of hostile behavior and aggression. The police had received 39 calls to his mother’s house.

Also, Cruz was reported to the FBI twice, once for a YouTube comment in September 2017, in which he said “I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” though it fell through after the FBI was “able to track him down”.