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Florida shooting: teen charged with 17 counts of murder

ANI  |  Tallahassee (Florida) [United States] 

The 19-year-old suspect in the school mass shooting has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated

was apprehended on Wednesday and taken into custody after the shooting. He has been officially charged with the killings, according to the

Cruz was a former student and was expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons.

The incident happened at in Parkland, a town about 50km north of Fort Lauderdale, shortly before 3pm as the school day was coming to a close.

According to the suspect had an AR-style rifle and "countless" gun magazines.

The authorities had been going through his which contained "very, very disturbing" information, the quoted Israel, as saying.

The shooting, which claimed 17 lives, left both students and teachers dead and another 15 have been injured.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 22:21 IST