By ZORA ASBERRY, WPMI
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) - Police say 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz pulled a fire alarm on Wednesday to lure people out into the open at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Authorities say Cruz was armed with a gas mask, smoke grenades, and multiple magazines of ammunition for his semi-automatic rifle, and that he opened fire on the crowd of hundreds streaming from the school.
Cruz, a former student at the school, had been expelled for disciplinary reasons.
Cruz was apprehended yesterday afternoon and investigators began digging into his past, including many disturbing posts on social media.
David Jolly, a former Republican congressman from Florida, attacked his own party, saying they will never do anything on gun violence.
17 people are confirmed dead following Wednesday's Florida school shooting. The killing-spree has caused the heated gun debate to re-surface.
Kimber Firearms, meanwhile, is catching heat after posting a Twitter Valentine’s day ad that read, “Give your significant other something they'll appreciate this Valentines day” along with a photo of a heart-shaped box of chocolates and two handguns on top.