“Please! We Are Children. You Guys Are The Adults!" A Student Cries Out After A Mass Shooting

Date February 16, 2018

The sad mass shooting incident that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has left many in a state of shock and devastation. At least 17 people have been confirmed dead, and many were injured.


Survivors recount their experience

Following the shooting, some of the students at the school spoke to the press about their experience.

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According to a few of them, a fire alarm went off before the shooting began, and soon, people started running for safety.

Fortunately, the police officers were able to respond swiftly to the school's cry for help, which prevented the massacre from escalating further.

19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, a former student of the school, was arrested in connection with the crime.

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"You guys are the adults!"

17-year-old David Hogg had one of the most heartwrenching messages for the people of the United State. He issued a powerful plea to politicians, urging them to take the required steps in preventing something like this from occurring again.

Please! We are children. You guys are, like, the adults. Take action, work together, come over your politics, and get something done.

Referring to the mass shootings, Dave said, "this is the 18th one this year," adding that it's "unacceptable."

His message brings to the forefront the matter that has been a source of argument among Americans for many years - the stricter gun laws.


Nikolas Cruz

Many more details about the suspected shooter have been emerging since the incident took place.

It was reported that his adoptive mother passed away in November. He went to live with a friend, and his hosts knew he had a gun, but they allowed him to keep it.


He has also been described as an aggressive person who has made a number of violent threats. In fact, a few months ago, one of his internet comments caught the attention of the FBI.

His disturbing attitude and discipline issues were what led to his expulsion from the school.

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