Latest Nikolas Cruz News

Video shows Florida massacre suspect attacking jail guard

Jul. 15, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz rushed at a jail guard and was briefly able to wrestle him to the ground during a 2018 altercation before he was subdued, according to a video shown in court. Cruz, making his first in-person...

Florida high school shooting defendant wants hearings closed

Jul. 09, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for the man accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school in 2018 want a judge to close all future hearings to the media and the public to ensure a fair trial. A motion filed Thursday by lawyers for Nikolas Cruz says news...

Biden gives video address to graduating Parkland students

Jun. 08, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — President Joe Biden, in a surprise video address to a Tuesday commencement ceremony, said graduating seniors who were freshmen when a mass shooting left 17 people dead at their Florida high school have turned pain into purpose and darkness into light. ...

Parkland sheriff gets job reviewing red light tickets

May. 14, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A former South Florida sheriff who was removed from office by the governor because of his agency's response to the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead has found a new job reviewing the footage of red light cameras. Former...

Judge: Deputies fired over school massacre to get jobs back

May. 13, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge ruled Thursday that two deputies who were fired for inaction during a high school mass shooting in 2018 should be reinstated with back pay. Broward Circuit Judge Keathan Frink concluded that arbitrators last year were correct...