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The Rabbi of Parkland: at least four killed in school in Florida were Jews, one of the Israelite families

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.

It is reported the name of one of the victims: Jamie Gutenberg.

The Israeli foreign Ministry at this stage declares that it has no information about the victims of the Israelis in the attack.

The victims of the attack were at least 17 people. Another 16 were injured, three of them were hospitalized in critical condition. The person almost all the dead are identified.

— A shooting at a school in Florida. Photo essay

Earlier, police in Florida reported that an armed attack on February 14, Valentine’s Day in high school named Marjorie Stoneman Douglas in Parkland (72 km from Miami), made a 19-year-old Nicolas Cruz, 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.

The Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters that 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.

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The Rabbi of Parkland: at least four killed in school in Florida were Jews, one of the Israelite families 15.02.2018

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