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News Update!!: San Bruno, CA: Latest Information: Shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters.

News Update!!: San Bruno, CA: Latest Information: Shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters.

Here is the latest information regarding the shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters in San Bruno, California that occurred on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2018.

** As of 10:00am PT on Wednesday, March 4th, 2018: **

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

San Bruno Police Department has confirmed the identified of the shooter at the YouTube Headquarters as 38 year old Nasim Najafi Aghdam from San Diego, California.

** Picture from San Bruno Police Department: **

The San Bruno Police Department release publicly a picture of Nasim Najafi Aghdam.

According to the San Bruno Police Department, the shooter approached an outdoor patio and dining area at YouTube’s Headquarters and began to shoot a 9mm handgun.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini said the shooter was later found died by a self-inflicted wound.

San Bruno Police Department said 3 people suffering from gunshot wounds were sent to the hospital following the shooting, but as of Wednesday, 2 victims have been released from the hospital well another victim remains in the hospital in serious condition.

Investigators do not believe Nasim Aghdam specifically targeted the 3 victims.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini said at a news conference on Wednesday that he believes the suspect, Nasim Aghdam, was upset with the policies and practices of YouTube, and went to a gun range Tuesday morning prior to the shooting, but that there was no evidence linking her to any individual at YouTube.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini also said the shooter “had some type of problem or concern with the practices and policies of YouTube, and we believe that because she was upset, that was her motive.”

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini added that investigators are still piecing through collected evidence and hope to examine additional evidence in hopes of pinpointing what exactly made Nasim Aghdam upset.

There’s a lot of follow-up that needs to be done. We have investigators going in several different directions following up on everything,” said San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini, adding “Whether that rises to the level of terrorism will be determined over the next few weeks.”

NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11 is reporting that officers in Mountain View, California – about 30 miles from YouTube’s Headquarters – found Nasim Aghdam sleeping in her car in a parking lot around 2:00am PT on Tuesday but let her go after she refused to answer their questions, and didn’t appear to be a threat to herself or others.

Mountain View Police Department Spokeswoman Katie Nelson confirmed officers located a woman by the same name asleep in a vehicle asleep in a parking lot in Mountain View, California early Tuesday morning, but wouldn’t say whether officers had been warned that Nasim Aghdam might have been headed to YouTube headquarters.

 

** As of 2:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2018: **

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

There has been a shooting at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno, California.

According to the San Bruno Police Department, numerous of 911 calls regarding gunshots came in at 12:46pm PT on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.

** 911 Dispatchers Audio via NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11 posted the 911 Dispatchers Audio related to the shooting.

Reports that the shooting occurred soon after fire alarms began going off at the building.

Officers with the San Bruno Police Department arrived at the YouTube Headquarters at 12:48pm PT.

Television news footage showed people leaving the building in a line, holding their arms in the air for police to inspect as they were leaving the building.

SWAT teams surrounded the campus, guns drawn, and were seen patting down people grouped outside.

Videos and photos on social media showed YouTube employees walking out of offices with their hands raised.

On Twitter, YouTube employees reported hearing multiple gun shots inside the campus, a few were live tweeting what they saw while they were hiding in their offices.

** Videos from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

NBC News is reporting that a female suspect in YouTube Headquarters shooting is dead.

A spokesperson for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said the hospital received patients from the incident.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini has told the news media that a female suspect is dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and at least 4 victims with gunshot wounds taken to hospitals.

San Bruno Police Department said this is still an active situation and will be conducting a search of the area to make sure all is clear.

Google Communications has tweeted, “We advised all other employees in the Bay Area, and people with meetings scheduled, to stay away from the area, and that there is no need to take any action. We have provided employees a helpline.”

San Bruno Police Department is telling the public to, “Please stay away from Cherry Ave and Bay Hill Drive.”

Google C.E.O. Sundar Pichai releases statement on the shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters.

United States Senator Dianne Feinstein ‏has tweeted, “My stomach sinks with yet another active shooter alert. I’m praying for the safety of everyone at YouTube headquarters.”

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ‏ has tweeted, “My staff & I are closely following developments from the active shooter situation at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, CA. Thank you to our heroic first responders. Our Bay Area community – and all American communities – deserve real action to #EndGunViolence.

United States of America President Donald Trump has tweeted, “Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

Breaking News!!: San Bruno, CA: Shooting at the YouTube’s Headquarters.

Breaking News!!: San Bruno, CA: Shooting at the YouTube’s Headquarters.

There has been a shooting at the headquarters of YouTube in San Bruno, California.

** Pictures from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

According to the San Bruno Police Department, numerous of 911 calls regarding gunshots came in at 12:46pm PT on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.

** 911 Dispatchers Audio via NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11 posted the 911 Dispatchers Audio related to the shooting.

Reports that the shooting occurred soon after fire alarms began going off at the building.

Officers with the San Bruno Police Department arrived at the YouTube Headquarters at 12:48pm PT.

Television news footage showed people leaving the building in a line, holding their arms in the air for police to inspect as they were leaving the building.

SWAT teams surrounded the campus, guns drawn, and were seen patting down people grouped outside.

Videos and photos on social media showed YouTube employees walking out of offices with their hands raised.

On Twitter, YouTube employees reported hearing multiple gun shots inside the campus, a few were live tweeting what they saw while they were hiding in their offices.

** Videos from NBC affiliate KNTV Channel 11: **

NBC News is reporting that a female suspect in YouTube Headquarters shooting is dead.

A spokesperson for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital said the hospital received patients from the incident.

San Bruno Police Department Chief Ed Barberini has told the news media that a female suspect is dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and at least 4 victims with gunshot wounds taken to hospitals.

San Bruno Police Department said this is still an active situation and will be conducting a search of the area to make sure all is clear.

Google Communications has tweeted, “We advised all other employees in the Bay Area, and people with meetings scheduled, to stay away from the area, and that there is no need to take any action. We have provided employees a helpline.”

San Bruno Police Department is telling the public to, “Please stay away from Cherry Ave and Bay Hill Drive.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai releases statement on the shooting at YouTube’s Headquarters.

United States Senator Dianne Feinstein ‏has tweeted, “My stomach sinks with yet another active shooter alert. I’m praying for the safety of everyone at YouTube headquarters.”

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ‏ has tweeted, “My staff & I are closely following developments from the active shooter situation at YouTube HQ in San Bruno, CA. Thank you to our heroic first responders. Our Bay Area community – and all American communities – deserve real action to #EndGunViolence.

United States of America President Donald Trump has tweeted, “Was just briefed on the shooting at YouTube’s HQ in San Bruno, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everybody involved. Thank you to our phenomenal Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders that are currently on the scene.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council voted unanimously to appoint 2 members for a task force to investigate the restoring of a school resource officer.

News Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council voted unanimously to appoint 2 members for a task force to investigate the restoring of a school resource officer.

Members of the Needles City Council voted unanimously to appoint Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams and Needles City Council Member Louise Evans for a task force to investigate the restoring of a school resource officer during a Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

Needles Vice City Mayor Jeff Williams and Needles City Council Member Louise Evans, both have a history in law enforcement, will convene with the Needles Unified School District (N.U.S.D.), San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and the San Bernardino County Supervisor’s Office to investigate reestablishing a School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) for the school campuses in Needles, California and discuss other off campus youth law enforcement issues.

The unanimously vote also authorizes the City Manager to provide adequate staff support and report back to the Needles City Council in 60 days.

More information as well as video from the vote tonight still coming into ZachNews.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council to discuss and appoint members for a task force to investigate the restoring of a school resource officer.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles City Council to discuss and appoint members for a task force to investigate the restoring of a school resource officer.

Members of the Needles City Council are planning to discuss and appoint at least 2 members for a task force to investigate the restoring of a school resource officer during a Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The restoring of a School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) was requested to be place on the agenda by Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams and was in wake of the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 that killed 17 people and injured 14 people.

As reported on ZachNews 2 weeks ago, Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams is working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the Needles Unified School District, and San Bernardino County Supervisor to “restore our school resource officer position.”

Currently, there is no school resource officer serving for the schools in the Needles Unified School District, and Needles City Manager Rick Daniels told ZachNews that the school district did not have enough money to pay for school resource officer.

According to the City of Needles, until 2011, a sworn deputy was assigned to the school district campuses to assist with on site and youth oriented law enforcement issues, such as violence incidents, truancy, drug prevention programs, etc.

The School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) was jointly funded by the Needles Unified School District (N.U.S.D.), San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Supervisor, and the City of Needles.

The program was discontinued due to lack of funding availability by one or more of the funding partners.

The Needles Unified School District (N.U.S.D.) requested the reestablishment of an School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) during the 2016-2017 San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Contract negotiations.

At that time, it was estimated a School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) would cost $165,000.

The approved the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Contract however requested an option for providing a School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) upon execution of a funding agreement between the City of Needles and the Needles Unified School District (N.U.S.D.).

Captain Tarangle informed staff that a School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) would free up city patrol deputies to focus on patrolling the city.

During school hours there is typically one deputy on duty and calls for service at the school draw resources away from other patrol needs.

A Council Task Force could convene a meeting of the former funding parties to investigate the School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) Program value and funding strategies to re-establish the program.

The City of Needles said that the fiscal impact is minimal staff time.

The recommendation in front of members of the Needles City Council is for the City of Needles Mayor appoint 2 a person council task force to organize a convening of the Needles Unified School District (N.U.S.D.), San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, and the San Bernardino County Supervisor’s Office to investigate reestablishing a School Resource Officer (S.R.O.) for the school campuses in Needles, California and discuss other off campus youth law enforcement issues; authorize the City Manager to provide adequate staff support; and report back to the Needles City Council in 60 days.

**** More Information: Agenda Item #10: Re-establishing School Resource Officer (S.R.O.): ****

http://www.cityofneedles.com/2018%20WEBSITE%20FILE%20POSTING/1%20CITY%20COUNCIL/2%20FEBRUARY/MEETING%202/cc_022718-10-school%20resource%20officer.pdf

According to the United States Department of Justice, a school resource officer is define as a sworn law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools.

School resource officers are typically employed by a local law enforcement agencies and work closely with administrators in an effort to create a safer environment for both students and staff.

The responsibilities of school resource officers are similar to regular police department officers and sheriff’s deputies in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents that occur within their jurisdiction.

School resource officers typically have additional duties that include mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that he hopes that the school resource officer to our school is restored especially in wake to the tragic shooting in Florida.

The City of Needles lowered their flags to half-mast following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in memories of the victims.

The public is welcome to attend the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting starting at 6:00pm PT inside the Needles City Council Chambers off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook starting at 6:00pm PT.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact Dale Jones in the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 345.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

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News Alert!!: Kingman, AZ: Bodycam video released from officer involved shooting at the Zuni Village R.V. Park.

News Alert!!: Kingman, AZ: Bodycam video released from officer involved shooting at the Zuni Village R.V. Park.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 8:15pm MST on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, Kingman Police Department Officers were called in reference a possible domestic disturbance at the Zuni Village RV Park, located at 2840 Airway Avenue, in Kingman, Arizona.

The initial caller reported hearing yelling from a nearby RV space.

When officers arrived, a male from inside the travel trailer yelled at Officers to leave.

The male was identified as Michael Weber, 63 years old, of Kingman, AZ.

**** Warning!!: Bodycam Video Contains Graphic Content: ****

Bodycam video from the Kingman Police Department, that was released in the press release by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, show the incident.

A Kingman Police Department Officer identified himself and requested the male exit the travel trailer with his hands visible.

Michael exited the travel trailer carrying a semi-automatic pistol in his right hand.

Michael did not comply with several commands and was shot by one officer.

The officer involved is identified as Jace Reif, a 7 year law enforcement veteran, the last 2 years with Kingman Police Department.

Personnel attempted life saving techniques on scene.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the adult male died following an officer involved shooting.

No officers or bystanders were hurt in the incident.

This investigation is active and ongoing, and further information will be released as the investigation continues.

** Press Releases: **

https://resources.mohavecounty.us/File/Sheriff/PressReleasesArchives/2018/02-15-2018%20-%20THURSDAY.pdf

https://resources.mohavecounty.us/File/Sheriff/PressReleasesArchives/2018/02-12-2018%20-%20monday%20-%20special.pdf

ZachNews contacted the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office regarding the time and date on the bodycam video.

The press release states that the incident occurred at approximately 8:15pm MST on Saturday, February 10th, 2018, but the bodycam video shows the time as “3:31:03” and the date as “2018-02-11” (Sunday, February 11th, 2018).

According to an email from Susan Callahan, Public Information Officer with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, “I was able to confirm that the date on the video is incorrect. The incident DID occur on Saturday 02/10/18, as listed in the press release.

** Bodycam Video from the Kingman Police Department via the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office: **

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Vice Mayor is working to restore school resource officer in wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

News Alert!!: Needles, CA: Needles Vice Mayor is working to restore school resource officer in wake of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

In wake of the deadly shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, work is underway to restore a school resource officer which will serve the schools in Needles, California.

Needles Vice Mayor Jeff Williams tells ZachNews that he’s working with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the Needles Unified School District, and San Bernardino County Supervisor to “restore our school resource officer position.”

According to the United States Department of Justice, a school resource officer is define as a sworn law enforcement officers responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools.

School resource officers are typically employed by a local law enforcement agencies and work closely with administrators in an effort to create a safer environment for both students and staff.

The responsibilities of school resource officers are similar to regular police department officers and sheriff’s deputies in that they have the ability to make arrests, respond to calls for service, and document incidents that occur within their jurisdiction.

School resource officers typically have additional duties that include mentoring and conducting presentations on youth-related issues.

Currently, there is no school resource officer serving for the schools in the Needles Unified School District.

According to the Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, the school district did not have enough money to pay for school resource officer.

Needles City Manager Rick Daniels hopes that the school resource officer to our school is restored especially in wake to the tragic shooting in Florida.

A gunman identified as 19 year old Nikolas Cruz, a former student, opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 taking the lives of 17 people and injuring 14 people.

The City of Needles have lowered their flags to half-mast in memories of the victims in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding this news story.

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News Update!!: Parkland, FL: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

News Update!!: Parkland, FL: Latest Information: Deadly Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that occurred on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.

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The Broward County Sheriff’s Office have released the identities of the 17 people killed in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

  • Alyssa Alhadeff
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

According to her mother Lori, Alyssa Alhadeff wanted to become a lawyer as well as a professional soccer player.

Lori attended a vigil for victims on Thursday.

Alyssa Alhadeff was a member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Parkland Soccer Club, who honored her in a Facebook post writing, “Alyssa Alhadeff was a loved and well respected member of our club and community. Alyssa will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and all the other victims of this tragic event.”

 

  • Alaina Petty
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

According to a statement made by her family via the Latter-day Saints Living publication, Alaina Petty was extremely devoted to her local community.

It is important to sum up all that Alaina was and meant to her family and friends. Alaina was a vibrant and determined young woman, loved by all who knew her. Alaina loved to serve,” statement read.

 

  • Alexander Schachter
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

Alexander Schachter played the trombone and baritone as a member of Douglas’ marching band.

Alexander Schachter ’s family stated on a GoFundMe page that “He was a sweetheart of a kid!” and “survived by his heartbroken parents, three siblings, grandparents and countless cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.”

 

  • Cara Loughran
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

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Cara Loughran was a beach-lover and dancer.

On Thursday, Her aunt, Lindsay Fontana, wrote in a Facebook post, “This morning, I had to tell my 8-year-old daughters that their sweet cousin Cara was killed in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School yesterday. We are absolutely gutted. While your thoughts are appreciated, I beg you to DO SOMETHING. This should not have happened to our niece Cara and it can not happen to other people’s families.”

According to The Baltimore Sun, Cara Loughran’s death was also felt by Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins, who received Irish dance training at the Drake School in Florida.

Cara Loughran was one of three dancers at the school who also attended Douglas.

 

  • Gina Montalto
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

Gina Montalto is described by family and friends as a hardworking student with a keen sense of humor who would melted each heart with an infectious smile that light up a room.

Her family said in a statement, “She was a kind spirit, always eager to lend a helping hand. Gina will be missed not only by her family, but by everyone whose life she touched.”

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Gina Montalto was also a member of Douglas’ winter guard on the school’s state-champion marching band, which was scheduled to perform at a regional competition in Tampa on Saturday.

The winter guard’s instructor, Manuel Miranda, wrote a Facebook post about Gina Montalto on Wednesday, “My heart is broken into pieces. I will forever remember you my sweet angel.”

 

  • Jaime Guttenberg
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

Jaime Guttenberg was a dancer who was described as the “life of the party” during a statement made by her father, Fred, at a candlelight vigil on Thursday.

My heart is broken. Yesterday, Jennifer Bloom Guttenberg and I lost our baby girl to a violent shooting at her school. We lost our daughter and my son Jesse Guttenberg lost his sister. I am broken as I write this trying to figure out how my family get’s through this,” her father Fred wrote in a Facebook post that was also made on Thursday.

Guttenberg’s Facebook page has been made into a memorialized account and features photos of her posing with friends and family.

 

  • Martin Duque Anguiano
  • 14 Years Old
  • Student

Martin Duque Anguiano is described by family and friends as a very funny kid, outgoing and sometimes really quiet.

His older brother, Miguel, paid tribute to his brother on Instagram, stating, “Words can not describe my pain. I love brother Martin you’ll be missed buddy. I know you’re in a better place. Duques forever man I love you junior!!! R.I.P Martin Duque!

 

  • Luke Hoyer
  • 15 Years Old
  • Student

Luke Hoyer was described by family and friends as a good kid who never got in trouble.

His uncle, Toni Brownlee, posted about his death on Facebook writing, “This has devastated our family and we’re all in shock and disbelief. Our hearts are broken. Luke was a beautiful human being and greatly loved.”

 

  • Peter Wang
  • 15 Years Old
  • Student

Peter Wang was a member of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (J.R.O.T.C.) program at Douglas.

His cousin, Aaron Chen, told the Miami Herald that Peter Wang was last seen wearing his uniform and holding the door open so that people could escape.

Peter Wang had planned on celebrating the Chinese New Year with his family.

Peter Wang’s friend, Gabriel Ammirata, also told the Miami Herald that he “funny, nice and a great friend. He’s been my best friend since third grade.”

 

  • Carmen Schentrup
  • 16 Years Old
  • Student

According to The Eagle Eye, the school’s student-run news magazine, Carmen Schentrup was named one of 53 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists in the county in September 2017.

Carmen Schentrup was one of 10 Douglas students to qualify as a semifinalist.

Carmen Schentrup was also a piano student who had performed on Saturday at Broward College for the South Florida Music Teachers Association Spring Festival.

 

  • Helena Ramsay
  • 17 Years Old
  • Student

Her relative, Curtis Page Jr., posted on Facebook that Helena Ramsay was “a smart, kind hearted, and thoughtful person. She was deeply loved and loved others even more so. Though she was some what reserved, she had a relentless motivation towards her academic studies, and her soft warm demeanor brought the best out in all who knew her. She was so brilliant and witty, and I’m still wrestling with the idea that she is actually gone.”

Curtis Page Jr. also noted that Helena Ramsay was planning on going to college next year.

 

  • Joaquin Oliver
  • 17 Years Old
  • Student

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Joaquin Oliver was a hip hop and sports lover who became a naturalized American citizen in January 2017, after moving to the United States from Venezuela at the age of 3 years old.

Tyra Hemans, who has been friends with Oliver since freshman year, said, “He’s just a goofball. He’s the only kid you’d know that would dye his hair bleach-blond, walk around school, put some tiger stripes in and just be unique. He was a unique soul.

 

  • Nicholas Dworet
  • 17 Years Old
  • Student

Nicholas Dworet was a swimmer at the school who had committed to competing at the college level at the University of Indianapolis at the beginning of February.

Nicholas Dworet was named by the Sun-Sentinel a second-team All-County swimmer in Broward County for his 100-yard freestyle time.

His brother, Alexander, was grazed by a bullet in the back of his head.

In a statement made on Friday, Nicholas’ family said that Nicholas Dworet, “dreamed of making the Olympic swim team and going to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo” and that “he believed he could accomplish anything as long as he tried his best.”

 

  • Meadow Pollack
  • 18 Years Old
  • Student

Family of Meadow Pollack said she was the youngest member of her family and enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

  • Scott Beigel
  • 35 Years Old
  • Geography Teacher and Cross Country Coach

Scott Beigel was among of 7 adults at the school who died while protecting students from streams of gunfire.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Scott Beigel was shot and killed when he unlocked his classroom door in order to allow students to take refuge from the gunman.

Scott Beigel was mortally wounded while trying to re-lock the door.

 

  • Aaron Feis
  • 37 Years Old
  • Assistant Football Coach and Security Guard

Aaron Feis died while using his body to shield students from bullets as the gunman opened fire.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, a personal friend of Feis’, noted that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alum and former football player was a beloved protector of those in the community.

When Aaron Feis died — when he was killed, tragically, inhumanely — he did it protecting others, you can guarantee that, cause that’s who Aaron Feis was,. The kids in this community loved him, they adored him. He was one of the greatest people I knew, he was a phenomenal man,” said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

 

  • Christopher Hixon
  • 49 Years Old
  • Athetic Director, Wrestling Coach and Security Specialist

Christopher Hixon came from a family with an extensive background in the military and served in the U.S. Navy.

Christopher Hixon was a huge influence on the school’s wrestling team and was killed while patrolling the school’s campus as part of his job as security specialist.

Douglas wrestler Karlos Valentin described the impact that Hixon has on his wrestlers in a statement made to the Sun-Sentinel.

Coach Hixon, for me, was a father figure. We were pretty much with him six days a week – three-to-four-to-five hours. His loss was just terrible,” said Valentin, a senior heavyweight, in a statement made to the Sun-Sentinel.

 

** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of the victim in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. **

 

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** As of 2:00pm PT on Sunday, February 25th, 2018: **

According to Broward County Public Schools, students and parents attended a voluntary orientation on Sunday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm ET.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Saturday, February 24th, 2018: **

In a tweet from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, “BSO detectives are investigating the claim from the Coral Springs Police Department that some deputies did not go into the school when they should have.”

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that according to police sources, at least 3 Broward deputies, including Deputy Scot Peterson, waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the deadly shooting massacre.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Friday, February 23rd, 2018: **

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a $500 million “action plan” in response to the deadly shooting.

According to Florida Governor Rick Scott, the plan is divided into 3 parts: the first is to keep guns away from dangerous and violent people; he second is a $450 million proposal to keep schools safe; and the third is a $50 million proposal to expand mental health care initiatives in the state.

More specifically, the plan proposes to raise the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21, ban mentally ill people from buying a gun and place at least one law enforcement officer at every school.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018: **

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced that school resource Deputy Scot Peterson was “on campus for this entire event.”

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said of the deputy, “He was armed, he was in uniform.”

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel added, “After seeing video, witness statements and Scot Peterson’s very own statement, I decided this morning to suspend Scot Peterson without pay pending an internal investigation.”

According to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Deputy Scot Peterson instead resigned and retired.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer.”

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel believes Deputy Scot Peterson stayed outside of the building “for upwards of four minutes.” He confirmed the shooting lasted six minutes.

 

** As of 11:00pm PT on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018: **

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced that “qualified and trained” sheriff’s deputies will now carry rifles, including AR-15s, on school grounds in an effort to “defeat any threat that comes to campus.”

Meanwhile, United States of America President Donald Trump met with students and parents who have been affected by various school shootings.

United States of America President Donald Trump wrote in a tweet, “I will always remember the time I spent today with courageous students, teachers and families. So much love in the midst of so much pain. We must not let them down. We must keep our children safe!!

 

** As of 2:00pm PT on Monday, February 19th, 2018: **

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Today, 2 more innocent victims of the deadly school shooting were laid to rest.

A funeral service were held for 15 year old Luke Hoyer was held at Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Florida.

Luke Hoyer is described by family and friends as a loving, sweet person who loved basketball and who smiled all the time.

Another funeral service was held for 14 year old Alaina Petty was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Coral Springs, Florida.

More than 1,500 mourners thronged the church for the funeral of Alaina Petty.

Family and friends of Alaina Petty say she loved to serve and spent countless hours volunteering for the “Helping Hands” program of her Mormon church.

Alaina Petty was one of three freshmen members of the school’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps who was killed in the deadly school shooting.

The youngest of 4 siblings, Alaina Petty’s older brother Patrick survived the deadly school shooting.

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Family, friends, and a community are also coming together to honor a student who’s being called a hero for helping students, teachers and staff during the deadly school shooting.

The student, 15 year old Peter Wang, stayed behind and held the door open so that students, teachers and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School could escape from the gunman.

Peter Wang died holding that door, wearing his Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (R.O.T.C.) uniform.

Family, friends, and neighbors described Peter Wang as a very polite and smart man who hoped one day to attend West Point Military Academy.

Lin Chen, Peter Wang’s cousin, told the Sun-Sentinel that she was not surprised to learn of his actions.

He is so brave. He is the person who is genuinely kind to everyone. He doesn’t care about popularity. He always liked to cheer people up. He is like the big brother everyone wished they had,” Lin Chen told the Sun-Sentinel.

A funeral services for Peter Wang will be held at 11:00am ET on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 at Kraeer Funeral Home in Coral Springs, Florida.

Meanwhile, the community is asking the government to give a full-honors military funeral to Peter Wang for his bravery, and an online petition started last Friday urges the United States Congress to honor him with a burial fit for a military hero.

The petition states, “Peter Wang, 15, was one of the students killed in Florida this past week. He was a Jrotc Cadet who was last seen, in uniform, holding doors open and thus allowing other students, teachers, and staff to flee to safety. Wang was killed in the process. His selfless and heroic actions have led to the survival of dozens in the area. Wang died a hero, and deserves to be treated as such, and deserves a full honors military burial.”

** Petition Website: **

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-cadet-peter-wang-receive-full-honors-military-burial

The petition so far attracted over 20,000 signatures as of Monday morning and needs to gather 100,000 signatures by Sunday, March 18th, 2018 to get a response from the White House.

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As families, friends, and community come together to remember the innocent victims of the deadly school shooting, the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz was inside a crowded Broward County Courtroom on Monday for a status hearing as attorneys concerning the rules going forward of how documents would be sealed.

The 19 year old suspected shooter sat quietly for most of the 20 minutes he was inside, only saying a few words to his court appointed lawyers.

Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer said she was in favor of openness whenever possible.

A second hearing was scheduled for later Monday over the possible release of records from the Department of Children and Families.

The evidence against suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz is so overwhelming, the only question left for the courts if he is convicted is whether he will be sentenced to death or spend the rest of his life in prison.

The fate of suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, who’s facing 17 counts of first-degree murder in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week, will depend on his mental state and the wishes of the victims’ families, which have a say in how the prosecution proceeds.

Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein, whose office is representing Nikolas Cruz, said there were so many warning signs that Nikolas Cruz was mentally unstable and potentially violent that the death penalty might be going too far, and Nikolas Cruz would likely plead guilty if prosecutors opt not to seek the death penalty.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Nikolas Cruz confessed, and they have his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, ammunition clips and video from the school.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation also said it had gotten a call from someone close to Nikolas Cruz who expressed concern that he had “a desire to kill people” and “the potential” to conduct a school shooting.

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On Sunday, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office visited 15 year old Anthony Borges, who’s recovering in the hospital after he was shot 5 times during the deadly shooting as he slammed the door of a classroom shut, protecting 20 of his classmates.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office  said it was an honored to visit Anthony Borges and wanted the public to know in a tweet to, “please join us in praying for the swift recovery of Anthony and all others from.”

 

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During a news conference moments ago, Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel said that the school resource officer never incounter the suspect on the day of the deadly shooting.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel addressed rumors that were circling online, that the suspect was found with a gas mask and gas grenades.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel said that there were “no gas mask and gas grenades” found on the suspect.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is saying that at lease 20 calls for services regarding Nikolas Cruz were made to authorities.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel also said that the son of a deputy who was injured has been release from the hospital today.

Meanwhile, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie is telling the news media that the 3 story freshman school building, Building 12, where the deadly shooting occurred will be torn down.

Parents and students have resoundingly told me they can’t go back into that building regardless of what we do. The other piece I heard is that that building will be used as evidence in any type of legal process that goes forward, so we won’t be able to access the building for a while anyway,” said Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie plans to request funding from Tallahassee to construct a new building somewhere else on the campus, and a memorial put in its place.

Florida legislators reportedly support Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie’s plan and say they will provide the resources to make it happen.

United States of America President Donald Trump said he will come to Florida on Friday, a trip he had scheduled to his home in Palm Beach, Florida prior to the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

United States of America President Donald Trump would visit Parkland, Florida and will meet with those involved in dealing with the shooting.

I will be leaving for Florida today to meet with some of the bravest people on earth — but people whose lives have been totally shattered. Am also working with Congress on many fronts,” tweeted United States of America President Donald Trump.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation received a tip last month that accused suspect Nikolas Cruz had a “desire to kill” and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate.

A person who was close to Nikolas Cruz called the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s tip line on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and provided information about Nikolas Cruz’s weapons and his erratic behavior, including his disturbing social media posts.

The caller was concerned that Nikolas Cruz could attack a school.

In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation acknowledged that the tip should have been shared with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Miami Office and investigated, but it wasn’t.

The startling admission from the Federal Bureau of Investigation come days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation was already facing criticism for its treatment of a tip about a YouTube comment posted last year.

The comment posted by a “Nikolas Cruz” said, “Im going to be a professional school shooter.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also notified about a comment on a YouTube video posted by a “Nikolas Cruz” last year.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the comment, but did not determine who made it.

United States Attorney General Jeff Session ordered a review on what happened in this case and the handling of the Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to follow up on those tips.

People are angry at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for dropping the ball in this case, failing to preventing another deadly shooting in America.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling for Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray to resign in wake of what happen in this case.

Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it. An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott.

In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, “On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting. Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken. We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.”

In another statement, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray said, “We are still investigating the facts. I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public. It’s up to all Americans to be vigilant, and when members of the public contact us with concerns, we must act properly and quickly. “We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy. All of the men and women of the FBI are dedicated to keeping the American people safe, and are relentlessly committed to improving all that we do and how we do it.”

Meanwhile, the first funerals of the victims in the deadly school shooting began Friday.

About 400 people, including family, friends and the community, attended 14 year old Alyssa Alhadeff’s funeral and burial at Star of David Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Chapel in North Lauderdale.

Alyssa Alhadeff is being described by family and friends as a go-getter and a great soccer player.

Another funeral is scheduled on Friday for 18 year old Meadow Pollack.

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Officials with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said the identity of the 17 people killed in the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been identified as: Peter Wang, Nicholas Dworet, Aaron Feis, Luke Hoyer, Alaina Petty, Jamie Guttenberg, Alex Schachter, Martin Duque, Alyssa Alhadaff, Helena Ramsay, Scott J. Beigel, Joaquin Oliver, Cara Loughran, Meadow Pollack, Gina Montalto, Chris Hixon and Carmen Marie Schentrup.

All but 3 of the victims were students with ages ranging from 14 years old to 18 years old.

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The suspect in a deadly school shooting has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

Authorities say that Nikolas Cruz reportedly left a comment on a YouTube video last year stating ‘I’m going to be a professional school shooter‘.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was warned in September about a possible school shooting threat from a YouTube user with the same name as the suspect.

The comment posted on YouTube has since been taken down.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge of the Miami division, Robert Lasky, confirmed on Thursday that the bureau received a tip last year about the YouTube comment.

No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time, location or the true identity of the person who made the comment. The FBI conducted database reviews, checks but was unable to further identify the person who actually made the comment,” said Robert Lasky.

 

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Officials are expected to give more information, including the possible release of those victims’ names during a press conference schedule for 10:15am ET on Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

A vigil is being held at 12:00pm ET on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 on Thursday at the Parkridge Church.

Another vigil will be held at 2:35pm ET on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at Pine Trails Park.

All are invited to attend the vigils.

Video from NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 captured the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz being taken into the Broward County Jail early Thusday morning.

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Attorney General of Florida says the state will pay funeral expenses for victims and counseling for survivors.

Officials are expected to give more information, including the possible release of those victims’ names during a press conference schedule for 10:15am ET on Thursday, February 15th, 2018.

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At least 17 people were dead and 14 people were injured after a former student opened fire inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

According to Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel, the suspect was identified as 19 year old Nikolaus Cruz, a former student who had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland for disciplinary reasons.

Officials believe the gunman had one AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle, but it was unclear whether he had any other weapons.

The gunman was wearing what appeared to be a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps shirt from the school with an eagle logo on the arm.

Students told NBC affiliate WTVJ Channel 6 that Nikolaus Cruz was a part of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps when he attended the school.

Officials say Nikolaus Cruz was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades when he entered one of the state’s largest schools.

According to Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel, the gunfire began outside the school and continued inside, where 12 of the victims were killed.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel said that Nikolaus Cruz was taken into police custody off campus about an hour after he “committed this horrific, detestable act.”

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Video obtained by NBCNews shows inside a classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the shooting unfolded

Federal and local authorities are telling NBC News that there was no indication that he had an accomplice or accomplices.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has established a tip line, urging people to please call: 1 (800) Call-FBI if they have any information regarding the deadly shooting.

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Authorities say the shooting occurred at around 2:19pm MST on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 when a fire alrmes began going off at the school.

As students and teachers came out of their classroom, gunshots were heard creating a scene of chaos.

Students were rushing out into the streets as SWAT team members swarmed in and locked down the building.

According to Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, there were “numerous fatalities” but the exact number was unknown.

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Ambulances converged on the scene as emergency workers appeared to be treating possibly wounded people on the sidewalks.

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, who is approximately 18 years old, was also taken to a nearby hospital.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office Scott Israel is telling parents, “Any parent who is looking for their child, please go to the Marriot at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. in Coral Springs.”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were responding to the school to assist Broward Sheriff’s Office and Coral Springs Police Department.

Florida Governor Rick Scott said he has spoken with law enforcement about the shooting.

United States of America President Donald Trump tweeted, “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.