Parents wait for news after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
Parents wait for news after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida
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As we know, The Onion post the same article every time there's a school shooting, titled "No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens". The story, originally from former senior Onion writer Jason Roeder, notes that America has now experienced more than half of the world's last 50 mass shootings and people in the country are 20 percent more likely to die due to gun violence than anything else.

This time the viral article has hit slightly too close to home, with Roeder tweeting:

A 19-year-old man who had been expelled from his Florida high school was held on 17 counts of murder on Thursday, the morning after authorities say he opened fire at the school, unleashing one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

The ex-student, identified as Nikolas Cruz, 19, walked into the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday and opened fire on students and teachers, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. Police believe he acted alone. Cruz was being held on 17 counts of premeditated murder, according to the Broward County Sheriff's website. Cruz was armed with an AR-15-style rifle and had multiple ammunition magazines when he surrendered to officers in a nearby residential area, police said. He loved guns and was expelled for unspecified disciplinary reasons, police and former classmates said.

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