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Police: Sol Pais Shot Herself

(Clear Creek County, CO-AP) — Police in Colorado say the threat to public schools in the Denver area is over. Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader confirmed today that Sol Pais  committed suicide. The 18-year-old Florida student was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after an intensive two-day search.

It began after the FBI learned she flew to Denver from Miami and purchased a shotgun. Pais was reportedly obsessed with the Columbine High School shooting and had made threats against area schools.

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How Many More Lives Must We Lose?Florida House Votes Down Motion To Consider Assault Weapon Ban

(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida state House is rejecting a measure to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The bill had not been heard in a committee and would’ve required a two-thirds majority vote to go directly to the House floor.assaultweapon_112717gettyThe measure would’ve banned the sale and possession of guns like the AR-15 that was used in last week’s high school shooting, in which 17 people were killed.

Some students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland were in the gallery as the motion to move the bill forward was voted down.

In the past 4 months over a hundred people have been killed in the United States with AR-15s:

  • Oct. 1, 2017: Stephen Paddock, 64, used a stockpile of guns including an AR-15 to kill 58 people and injure hundreds at a music festival in Las Vegas before he killed himself.
  • Nov. 5, 2017: Devin Kelley, 26, used an AR-15 style Ruger rifle to kill 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, before he was killed.
  • Feb. 14, 2018: Police say Nikolas Cruz, 19, used an AR-15-style rifle to kill at least 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

17 Dead In Horrific Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting

(Parkland, FL) – The sheriff of Broward County, Florida, says the scene of a high school shooting is horrific. Sheriff Scott Israel remarked that there are multiple deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, but he refused to detail exactly how many people died.

Israel said a suspect is in custody in the case. The suspect was arrested off campus. SWAT teams are still clearing the high school. Sheriff Israel also remarked that he has spoken Florida Governor Rick Scott and President Trump, and they have pledged to provide as much support as needed.

There are reports that the shooter may have pulled a fire alarm and opened fire on students as they left their classrooms.  One student said there was confusion because an administrator was telling them to evacuate while a teacher was ushering them back into the classroom .

The suspect was put into the back of a squad car for a while, but then was removed from the car and placed in an ambulance.

4938A2E600000578-5392559-image-m-6_1518649267542A federal official said the gunman had been identified as Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, 19. A former student who had been expelled. Fellow students say, “He has always been a crazy kid. And I’ve always heard people say he would have done this. And unfortunately it was today.”

It appears warning signs were posted heavily on his Instagram account. Heavily armed police officers swarmed the school after the report of the shooting. Students were escorted away from the area with their hands up. Ambulances rushed some of the victims away from the scene.

The suspect is said to be a former student at the school. There’s no word on what prompted the shooting or the weapon that was used.

The White House is monitoring the unfolding drama in Parkland, Florida after a shooting at a high school. The White House says President Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen have talked with Florida Governor Rick Scott.  In an afternoon tweet, President Trump called the tragedy terrible and offered prayers and condolences to victims and their families. He said no one should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

teenager-kills-at-least-17-after-opening-fire-at-a-florida-high-school-photosUPDATE: It’s now being reported that Cruz had made a disturbing comment on a YouTube post where he said that he wanted to be a ‘professional school shooter’. The creator of the page reported it to the FBI but the FBI is saying that they were unable to identify who he was.

The 19-year old was expelled last year for fighting. He had also lost his adopted mother in November after she died from either the Flu or Pneumonia. He claims that he felt unloved and wanted other people to feel the same way and that’s why he chose Valentine’s day.

Donald Trump is also under fire after tweeting that it was clear that Cruz had mental problems. The hypocrisy was pointed out because as we all know he rolled back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental issues to buy guns.

Cruz purchased his guns legally.

{Video} Stephen Paddock’s Brother Eric Speaks About Horrific Vegas Shooting From His Home In Orlando, FL.

(SL) – The brother of the Mass murderer Stephen Paddock spoke with the press moments ago saying his family doesn’t know what happened or why his brother would commit the horrific crime in Las Vegas that killed 58 and injured over 500.

Eric Paddock say Stephen was a normal guy who must have ‘snapped’ before carrying out the worst mass shooting in American history. He went on to say  that there was ‘absolutely no indication he could do something like this’ and said that Stephen had no political or religious affiliation.

 “He was just a guy. Something happened, he snapped or something.”

Speaking from his home in Orlando, FL Eric said, “We know absolutely nothing, this is just, we are dumbfounded.”

Mass Casualties and Devastation As 58 Are Left Dead And More Than 500 Injured In Route 61 Harvest Festival Shooting

(SL) – More terror in the United States as a gunman unloaded on attendees at the Route 61 Harvest Festival. 64-year old Stephen Paddock reportedly had more than 10 rifles and semi-automatic guns in his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel; and killed himself as police entered the room.

The hunting enthusiasts and licensed pilot committed suicide, it’s believed that he fired more than 200 rounds over the course of 10 minutes.

Raining gunfire down on innocent concert goers, more than 515 people were injured with 12 of those being listed as critical and 58 people have been confirmed dead and that number could rise. It’s the deadliest shooting in U.S. history.

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The shooting broke out on the final night of the three-day Route 91 Harvest festival, a sold-out event attended by 22,000 and featuring top acts such as Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean.

Police say the shooter,  a resident of nearby Mesquite, Nevada, unloaded on the festival  at the Las Vegas Village, from a room across the street in the Mandalay Bay Hotel at 10:08 pm. At this point, authorities say there is no connection to international terrorists.

Investigators are currently raiding Paddock’s $400,000 home in a retirement community in Mesquite, which he shared with a woman named Marilou Danley who is currently out of the country.  Paddock reportedly used her credit cards over the last few days as he had been in Vegas since Sept. 28th.

Some reports state that Paddock was going through a divorce at the time. Paddock’s brother Eric described Marilou as his brother’s girlfriend whom he was living with.

Investigations are still ongoing and police have not yet determined a motive. Paddock has no arrest record.

Authorities are asking for blood donations in the area.

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