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A judge ordered the Florida shooting suspect to be held without bond on 17 counts of murder

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A judge ordered the Florida shooting suspect held without bond on 17 murder charges.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, is suspected of opening fire at a Florida high school on Wednesday, killing 17 and injuring more than a dozen others.
Cruz appeared at his first court hearing on Thursday wearing an orange jumpsuit.
A Florida judge has ordered that the suspect in a deadly shooting rampage at a high school will be held without bond on 17 counts of murder.
Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz was wearing an orange jumpsuit with his hands cuffed at his waist during the...
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A white nationalist militia leader says the Florida high-school shooting suspect was a member

A white nationalist militia leader says the Florida high-school shooting suspect was a member

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The suspected Florida high-school shooter, Nikolas Cruz, was a member of a white nationalist militia, the group's leader said Thursday.
The Republic of Florida describes itself as a "white civil rights organization fighting for white identitarian politics."
The group's leader, Jordan Jereb, said Cruz participated in paramilitary drills in Talahassee.
The leader of a white nationalist militia said Thursday that the Florida school shooting suspect was a member of his group and participated in at least one paramilitary drill in Tallahassee.
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Police had to track down the suspected Florida high school shooter after he escaped the scene by blending in with fleeing students

Police had to track down the suspected Florida high school shooter after he escaped the scene by blending in with fleeing students

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The suspected Florida high-school shooter fled the scene on Wednesday by concealing himself within a crowd of students, authorities said.
Police arrested him in a nearby neighborhood after a manhunt.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that there was an armed officer at the high school who never encountered the shooter.
As a deadly mass shooting unfolded at a high school in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, students rushed to evacuate the school, some filing out in orderly lines with their hands tucked behind their heads.
Among the fleeing students was Nikolas...
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There have been 30 mass shootings in the US so far in 2018 - here's the full list

There have been 30 mass shootings in the US so far in 2018 - here's the full list

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The number of mass shootings in the US this year reached 30 on Wednesday.
A gunman opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17 people.
There have been nearly as many US mass shootings as days in 2018.
On Wednesday, a gunman opened fire on students and staff at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killing at least 17 people. It was the deadliest US mass shooting so far this year. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Former White House photographer describes what is was like to...
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A heroic geography teacher died protecting his students from the Florida high school shooter

A heroic geography teacher died protecting his students from the Florida high school shooter

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A gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 and injuring 15.
Student Kelsey Friend told ABC News how geography teacher Scott Beigel let her into his classroom as she fled and was shot before he could lock the door again.
Addressing his family, she said "I am alive today because of him."
Geography teacher Scott Beigel, 35, will be remembered as a hero.
A February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead and 15 injured , but Beigel's selfless act during the attack saved...
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