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Who is Nikolas Cruz, accused gunman in Florida high school attack? |

Who is Nikolas Cruz, accused gunman in Florida high school attack?
Who is Nikolas Cruz, accused gunman in Florida high school attack? Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:45:00 EST

Police have taken Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, into custody after a shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was taken into custody off-campus, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

Cruz was taken from the school by ambulance to a hospital nearby. 

Israel confirmed that "multiple people" were killed at the school.

The shooting began around 2 p.m. at the large school complex located in Broward County in southern Florida.

Here’s what we know about Cruz now:

  • The Miami Herald reports that a teacher at the school said Cruz, 19, had been identified as a potential threat to fellow students in the past. Math teacher Jim Gard told the Herald, "There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus."
  • He is 5’8’’ tall
  • He has red hair
  • He was wearing a maroon shirt and black pants
  • He was taken into custody off-campus

This story will be updated.