INDIANAPOLIS -- Seventeen people were killed in a mass shooting Wednesday at a Florida high school.
The shooting happened at around 2:30 p.m., at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The suspect, 18-year-old Nikolas Cruz was taken into custody about an hour after the shooting. He is a former student of the school, according to the local sheriff.
Indiana Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young, as well as representatives from the state, have shared their feelings about the shooting. Here's how they responded:
My heart breaks for the lives lost in #Florida today. Mass shootings have become unacceptably commonplace in our country. We can and must do better. We cannot have another moment of silence without action.
— André Carson (@RepAndreCarson) February 14, 2018
Praying for the victims, their families and loved ones. We are all standing with the Parkland community.
— Rep. Luke Messer (@RepLukeMesser) February 14, 2018
I am horrified by the tragedy in Parkland, Florida. We stand united with the students, parents, faculty, and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Thank you to all of the first responders. – Joe
— Senator Joe Donnelly (@SenDonnelly) February 14, 2018
Today's school shooting in Florida is a horrific and devastating tragedy that has taken innocent lives and forever changed all impacted faculty, students and their families... pic.twitter.com/7zzrEs8mTb
— Susan W. Brooks (@SusanWBrooks) February 15, 2018
This tragedy is heartbreaking. All Americans stand with Parkland, FL tonight and are grateful to the brave first responders.
— Rep. Todd Rokita (@ToddRokita) February 15, 2018
Heartbroken by the news in Florida. Sending prayers to the students, faculty, families, first responders, and everyone affected by this horrific tragedy.
— Senator Todd Young (@SenToddYoung) February 15, 2018
Our hearts are broken on this Valentine’s Day for the Stoneman Douglas High School community in Parkland, Florida. Words are inadequate to properly convey our condolences to those who lost a loved one today.
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) February 15, 2018
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