Following last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students are speaking out. Teenage survivors from the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are taking to the media to share their stories, with many urging for an end to gun violence.
“He was shooting through the glass in the door,” Matthew Walker told ABC News of the incident. “It was really bad. There were bullet holes everywhere. Everyone was freaking out. I did not see the shooter, but he did shoot through my class. He couldn’t get inside because the door was locked.”
“It was really loud. Then I heard it again,” 15-year-old Michael Katz said. “Then I heard frantic screaming. I’ve never heard such loud screams in my life. Then we realized there was a shooting at my school.”
He added, “I feel total shock, confusion. I’ve never been more scared in my life.”
Suspect Nikolas Cruz, 19, was an expelled student from the school.
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Anthony Borges, a 15-year-old student from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has miraculously survived after being shot five times in last week’s shooting in Parkland, Florida.
He remains in the hospital, recovering, WPTV reported. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel posted a photo of him visiting the teen at the hospital on Twitter and Facebook on Sunday. The officer said that the boy will require more surgeries because of his injuries.
“Fortunately, he is recovering, but has a long road ahead with more surgeries needed,” reads the tweet. “Please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all the other victims of this horrific criminal act.”
Borges is being called a hero for what he did when shots rang out on Valentine’s Day. According to NBC News, he was shot both in his back and in his legs as he locked a door and blocked a doorway with
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Amidst the tragedy of Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there are tales of bravery. On Twitter, a story of an assistant football coach sacrificing his life to save his students has emerged.
According to the Miami Herald, Coach Aaron Feis was shot during the Parkland shooting that killed 17 and injured 14 others.
“Coach Feis has not passed. He was shot but is not dead,” Jordan May, another coach at the high school, said on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. However, by 9 PM, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced that “a beloved football coach is dead.” The name of that coach was not disclosed. May’s original quote has since been deleted.
The football team’s Twitter wrote, “He selflessly shielded students from the shooter when he was shot. He died a hero.” According to the Sun
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At least 20 people have been injured and an unknown number have died after a person opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in North Broward, Florida on Wednesday afternoon at approximately 2:30pm.
Margate Fire Chief Dan Booker told the Miami Herald that police are responding to a mass casualty incident at the school. Exactly how many have been injured or killed remains unclear. United States senator Bill Nelson has reportedly said that there are “many deaths.”
Students wearing backpacks have been spotted fleeing the school. The active shooter also reportedly fled but is now reportedly in custody. A name has not been released. According to a statement by a Broward County Sheriff, the alleged shooter is approximately 18 years old and was wearing a maroon-colored shirt.
One mother told an ABC News affiliate that her daughter [who is presumably inside the school] “keeps telling me to stay away. ‘Be
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A teenager from Washington DC was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly shot his girlfriend in the head inside an apartment. Dekale Bowman, 18, has been charged with second-degree murder for the death of 16-year-old Taiyania Thompson, The Washington Post reported.
Thompson was a sophomore in high school. She died on Sunday, three days after she was shot.
An arrest affidavit reveals that the girl was shot as she sat on a living room couch. A witness told police that Bowman said the teen couple was “fooling around with their dogs and junk, that she had pointed hers at me and I pointed mine at her, and pow, it just went off.”
According to the affidavit, Bowman also told that witness, “That’s my b*tch. I love her. I did not mean to do it.”
WJLA reported that the witness also revealed, “He [Bowman] told me that while on social media [he was] playing
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A Missouri man has been charged with the gruesome killing of a toddler and her entire family. According to Fox News, 24-year-old Drew Atchison of Williamsville, Missouri has been charged in the deaths of 23-year-old Samara Fontaine Kitts, her high school sweetheart and boyfriend, 24-year-old Harley Michael Million, and their toddler daughter, 17-month-old Willa Fontaine Million (all seen above from their 2018 holiday photo).
Atchison reportedly fatally stabbed the two parents on Thursday at their home, per court documents. He then placed the bodies in the truck belonging to Million. The toddler was kept locked in a room overnight with dogs. The next day, the suspect returned to the home to apparently destroy evidence of the crime. At that point, he kidnapped the toddler and took her to the woods nearby. He disposed of the murder weapon, which was the knife he used on the parents, and then fatally shot the
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A man from White Plains, Alabama allegedly shot his son, daughter and his daughter’s fiancé to death on Thursday before turning the gun on himself. According to the Associated Press, Anthony Wayne Parker, 49, shot his 12-year-old son and his 19-year-old daughter Heather Parker. He also allegedly murdered Heather’s husband-to-be, 20-year-old Brandon Roberts.
Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade told WHNT that after allegedly killing those three, Anthony called his sister to announce that he was also going to kill himself. According to the Associated Press, his sister called 911. When responding deputies got to Anthony’s home, they found the three victims in the front yard. Police found Anthony’s body not long after in front of an abandoned store, reported Alabama.com.
“We pulled the coordinates of the origin of the 911 call and traced it back to the Rabbittown store,” Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade told The Anniston Star.
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A US marshal in Harisburg, Pennsylvania has been killed during a shootout that occurred while authorities served an arrest warrant. The news was confirmed by Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse in a statement, according to CBS News.
Christopher David Hill, 45, was an 11-year veteran of the US Marshals Service and father of two children. Two other officers were also shot, reported Penn Live.
The US Marshals confirmed that the gunman who shot at police was killed in the crossfire. CBS News indicated that the other shot officers are “OK” after the exchange of bullets, and they are currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The marshal died from injuries at a nearby hospital.
The officers had been serving a warrant for the arrest of Shayla Lynette Towles Pierce at around 6:00 AM. After authorities located Pierce in a home, a male suspect started shooting at the officers,
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A Texas woman is suspected of killing her entire family — and then herself — at a luxury spa and resort. According to Click 2 Houston, several gunshots were heard coming from the San Luis Resort in Galveston, Texas, around 4:30 AM on Monday. In a room at the resort, Flor De Maria Pineda Canas, 37, was found wounded, as was her 10-year-old son. Her husband, 39-year-old Mauricio Canas (seen below), and her 5-year-old son were found dead.
Originally, authorities heard moaning coming from the room. They forced their way in and found the family members. The wounded were taken to the hospital, where they later died.
Authorities shared an official statement explaining that they believe the mother was the shooter. They do not have a motive at this point.
“Detectives with the Major Crimes Division have been able to confirm that this family arrived
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Robert Blake kicked off his impressive acting career as a child, starring in “Our Gang.” As an adult, he starred in movies like “In Cold Blood” and “Town Without Pity.” Decades later, he was arrested for murder.
In 2001, Blake’s second wife Bonnie Lee Bakley was murdered. After the couple dined in an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, Bakley got into their car. Blake claimed he ran back to the restaurant to pick up a gun he left behind. When he returned to the car, according to Blake, he found his wife shot to death. The gun that Blake picked up at the restaurant was not the same gun used to kill his wife.
Prosecutors accused him of being the mastermind of her death, claiming he wanted out of their marriage, according to ABC News. He pleaded not guilty and was acquitted of her murder in 2005.
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