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Florida school shooting suspect's medical records an issue

Jan. 18, 2019 12:31 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said Friday that his confidential medical records were improperly disclosed to a state investigative panel by someone in the Broward Sheriff's Office. The attorneys asked Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer to hold another...

Hearing delayed on school shooting suspect's guard contact

Jan. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A hearing has been delayed on whether Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz should still be supervised by a corrections officer he's accused of assaulting. The hearing set Wednesday was postponed because a court reporter became ill. It was reset for Friday. Cruz's...

Defense seeks evidence from school shooting commission

Jan. 15, 2019 3:03 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Lawyers for Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz sought Tuesday to pry loose evidence for his defense from a state commission that investigated last year's Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission did dozens of interviews and...

New Florida governor suspends sheriff over school massacre

Jan. 11, 2019 6:59 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Friday over his handling of February's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saying he "repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership." The Republican governor flew...

New Florida governor pushed to remove sheriff over massacre

Jan. 8, 2019 6:02 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With Florida's new governor taking office, some parents of students killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff. Gov. Ron DeSantis in his inaugural address Tuesday said he would hold local officials accountable for any...

Prosecutors want trial date in Florida school shooting

Jan. 8, 2019 3:38 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors pushed a judge Tuesday to set a trial date this fall for Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 Valentine's Day Florida school massacre that killed 17 people. At a hearing, Assistant State Attorney Jeff Marcus said the case is fairly uncomplicated despite its notoriety and...

Commission OKs recommendation to arm teachers in Florida

Jan. 2, 2019 4:03 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The commission investigating a shooting massacre at a Florida high school unanimously approved its initial findings and recommendations Wednesday, including a controversial proposal that teachers who volunteer and undergo training be allowed to carry guns. The 15-member Marjory...

Blood, bodies, chaos: Officers describe school massacre

Dec. 20, 2018 4:20 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Bodies. Chaos. The smell of gunpowder and blood. A deputy wandering aimlessly, muttering to himself. Officers who arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the minutes after a gunman killed 14 students and three staff members Feb. 14 described the confusion, fear,...

The Latest: Police report details school shooter's arsenal

Dec. 20, 2018 3:55 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida school shooting aftermath (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A lengthy police report on the Florida school shooting says suspect Nikolas Cruz still had 188 live rounds when he abandoned his AR-15 rifle and blended in with students fleeing the carnage. Police...

School rewound video during massacre, delaying officers

Dec. 18, 2018 12:14 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The police response to the Florida high school massacre was delayed because school officials rewound a school surveillance video, making officers think the gunman was still in the building, a new report shows. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports documents show then-Marjory...