Parkland Massacre: Nikolas Cruz Confesses To Police; Students Ask Trump To Take Action [VIDEO]

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Nikolas Cruz, 19, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he allegedly killed 17 people, is seen on a closed circuit television screen during a bond hearing in front of Broward Judge Kim Mollica at the Broward County Courthouse on February 15, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Cruz is possibly facing 17 counts of premeditated murder in the school shooting. Photo: Susan Stocker - Pool/Getty Images

Nikolas Cruz, 19, was dropped by an Uber at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He began shooting students and teachers from the first and second level of the building to later abandon his weapon and escape by blending with the rest of the students, according to a court document. Cruz, whose background is in part unknown, was an adopted child that after losing his foster parents was left basically alone. The FBI is still digging into the teenager's background but one thing is clear, this was definitely an act of terrorism.

The shooter appeared in court along with his lawyer wearing an orange suit and in handcuffs, to be charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. “Okay, sir. You are charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. I have something very important to tell you,” said magistrate court judge Kim Theresa Mollica.

“You’re charged with some very serious crimes. You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right at any time during this hearing, whatever you say can and will be used against you in the prosecution of this case.” The only thing Cruz said during the hearing was “Yes, ma’am,” when the judge ask if he was "Nikolas Jacob Cruz."

Prosecution later proceeded by saying that Cruz went to his former school “with a premeditated design, in that he went loaded with an AR-15 rifle. He had additional ammunition with him… and shot 17 individuals who later died as a result of the gunshot wounds and then he fled the scene.”

After Cruz's appearance in court, he was placed under suicide watch, because according to Public defence lawyer Gordon Weekes, he is a deeply troubled young man and struggled from significant mental illness his entire life. Weekes added that the shooter was in shock, and has expressed sadness by the deaths. 

Survivors of the tragedy blame President Donald Trump of this horrific act. Sarah Chadwick, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student took Twitter to reply to Trump's condolences. "My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school," Trump tweeted.

"I don’t want your condolences you f---ing piece of s---, my friends and teachers were shot. Multiple of my fellow classmates are dead. Do something instead of sending prayers. Prayers won’t fix this. But Gun control will prevent it from happening again," wrote Chadwick condemning the U.S. President. 

After the student's comment went viral, she set her account to private, changed her handle and later apologized for swearing. "About my tweet directed to President Trump, I apologize for the profanity and harsh comment I made. I hope you know I'm a grieving 16-year-old girl who lost friends, teachers and peers yesterday. I was and am still angry. I am apologizing for my comment but not for my anger."

"17 of my classmates and staff were killed on Valentine’s Day. Seventeen. Donald Trump Stop abusing your power and corruption and take action with Congress for stricter gun laws," wrote another student. "To the republican legistlators who will continue to ignore the american people and their cries for gun control and gun laws just to continue to recieve money from the NRA: a big fu-- you. Your own people are being killed daily. The elections in November shall speak."

"I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth - but people whose lives have been totally shattered. Am also working with Congress on many fronts," wrote Trump during the morning hous of February 16.

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