nypost.com reports: Accused Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz kept his head bowed and his eyes on the floor during a brief court appearance Monday.
Dressed in a red prison jumpsuit with his wrists shackled at his waist, the 19-year-old — who is accused of slaughtering 17 people at his former high school last week — sat slumped at the defense table and refused to look even his own lawyers in the eye as they whispered instructions to him.
The hearing concerned a court filing his defense team is trying to keep sealed. Broward Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Scherer didn’t say what was in the document, but agreed to keep it under wraps because, she said, “it deals solely with the defense’s access to their own client.”
cbsnews.com reports: Authorities have reported a number of "copycat" threats against schools across the country in the wake of last week's deadly shooting at a Parkland, Fla. high school last Wednesday, prompting several arrests around the country.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters on Thursday that a number of threats had been made against other schools since the mass shooting that left 17 dead and 14 wounded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
On Sunday, police announced they had arrested a Lauderdale teenager who had posted a message on instagram threatening to kill people at various Broward County schools. According to the statement, "The teen appeared to be remorseful and claimed his post was a joke aimed at scaring his cousin." He is facing one count of sending a written threat to kill, which is a third-degree felony under Florida law.
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Look Who Wants The Florida Shooter Executed!
Although he has his reservations concerning the death penalty on a broader scheme, Sen. Marco Rubio believes the Florida shooter should be executed.
From The Hill: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said he believes the person who opened fire last week at a Florida high school should be executed.
During an interview with CBS Miami, Rubio was asked whether he believes Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, should get the death penalty.
"The answer is yes," Rubio said.
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