Among the dead in an armed attack at school named Marjorie Stoneman Douglas in Parkland (Florida) – Aaron Face working in this school as a security guard and coach of the football team, write website the New York Daily News and the Sun Sentinel.
On the death of FEIS reported by other American media. Although in some publications it is stated that he was seriously wounded but survived, and died athletics coach 49-year-old Chris Hickson.
The article New York Daily News tells us that Aaron’s Face, he was a graduate of this school, tried to stop the killer and protect students: apparently, he had covered his body from bullets and was mortally wounded.
Aaron was working as a security guard, and in the afternoons he coached the school football team (was the head coach of the younger group and assistant coach of the senior group). I remember him as a very calm, friendly and fun-loving person.
Aaron’s Face, who grew up in coral springs, graduated from high school Marjorie Stoneman Douglas in 1999. He coached high school football team in the last eight years.
The Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters that the victims of the shooting were 17 people, another 16 were injured, three of them were hospitalized in critical condition. The person almost all the dead are identified.
The name of the detainee murderer: it’s Nicholas Cruz (born in 1999), a former student of this school who was expelled for numerous violations of the discipline. According to police, on its pages in social networks found publication, «causing great concern».
From the words of the Senator from Florida bill Nelson, gave comment to the TV channel MSNBC, the following is known: Nicolas Cruz walked into the school with guns, smoke bombs and a gas mask, he pulled the fire alarm, hoping that the students would run out into the hallway and formed a crowd, which will allow you to kill as many people as possible.
Police clarifies: Cruz was armed with a semi-automatic rifle AR-15, he had plenty of ammunition cartridges to the rifle. In total he made more than 40 shots.
In school, Nicolas Cruz killed 12 people (students and teachers), and another three he shot near the school. Two wounded later died in hospital.
After the shooting, Cruz was able to escape, mingling with the crowd of students. He was arrested in the nearby town of coral springs, about 2 km from the crime scene. During the arrest the killer was wounded.
At the first interrogation, the killer said that the shot «for fun». He also said that he had repeatedly threatened to come with weapons in the school, but other students laughed at him and did not believe that this could happen.
According to police and FBI that the killer was well prepared for the attack and acted alone.
In high school named Marjorie Stoneman Douglas in the city of Parkland has about 3 thousand students. This is one of the largest educational institutions for high school students in this area of Florida.
Rabbi Shoi Beeston from the Jewish community in Parkland (Florida) told the Israeli website Walla that at least four students killed in a shooting in a school named Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, were Jews and one was from an Israeli family who moved to the United States.
The Israeli foreign Ministry at this stage declares that it has no information about the victims of the Israelis in the attack.
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