When was the Parkland school shooting?

THREE years ago, a teen gunman opened fire at his former high school Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida.

Nikolas Cruz killed staff and students, before he fled the scene by blending in amongst his terrified fellow pupils.

When was the Parkland school shooting?

The Parkland school shooting was three years ago, on February 14th, 2018, and began at approximately 2.25pm.

In one of America's worst mass shootings, a teenage gunman slaughtered pupils and staff.

After pulling a fire alarm, he rampaged through the school while wearing a gas mask and carrying smoke grenades.

What happened at the Parkland school?

Former pupil Nikolas Cruz, now 22-years-old, arrived at the school in an Uber carrying a rifle case and a backpack.

He was spotted and recognised by a staff member, who informed another colleague before hiding in a closet.

Cruz entered a three-story building that was home to 30 classrooms, typically occupied by around 900 students and 30 teachers.

The shooter activated a fire alarm and began shooting at his fellow staff and students with a legally purchased AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle.

On the first floor he fired into the hallway and four individual classrooms, killing eleven people.

He fired shots on the second but did not kill anyone, before reaching the third floor and murdering six people in the hallway.

Cruz then dropped his rifle on the third floor and left the scene by blending in with terrified students.

How many victims were there?

Seventeen people were killed and seventeen others were wounded at the Parkland school shooting.

Twelve victims died inside the building and another three passed away just outside of the building on school premises.

Two others died in hospital.

Twelve victims died inside the building, three died just outside the building on school premises, and two died in the hospital.

At least two survivors are believed to have taken their own life after struggling to live with "survivor's guilt" and PTSD.

What did Marjorie Taylor Greene say about it?

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a controversial far-right politician, businesswoman, and Q-Anon supporter who is a Republican congresswoman for Georgia.

Footage from a 2019 interview with a Georgia gun group has resurfaced, showing Greene mock a survivor of the Parkland school shooting.

She labels David Hogg an "idiot" who "only talks when he is scripted", in a shocking rant less than two years before she was elected to Congress.

"He is very trained. He's like a dog. He's completely trained," she says, suggesting the school shooting was staged.

She chases Hogg, aged 18 at the time, accusing him of "attacking our second amendment" by "using kids," and claims he is being funded by George Soros.

"If Scot Peterson (the former Broward Sheriff's Deputy), the resource officer at Parkland had done his job, then Nikolas Cruz wouldn't have killed anybody in your high school or at least protected them," she continues.

She continues to harass Hogg, asking "Why are you supporting red flag gun laws that attack our second amendment right and why are you using kids as a barrier? Do you not know how to defend your stance?"

The 2.47 minute video was originally posted to Greene's YouTube account in January last year, when she "was going from office to office in the Senate to oppose the radical gun control agenda that David Hogg was pushing."

In response, Hogg says: "Look, I'm an American citizen. I'm a gun owner. I own a conceal carry permit."

She replies: "I carry a gun for protection for myself and you are using your lobby and the kids to try to take away my second amendment rights."

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