>> A heartbroken and angry community in Parkland, Florida is now burying victims of another US school shooting. Funerals began Friday for those killed in a shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.>>
That chant bellowed through a packed vigil on Thursday night, with community members galvanized by grief.
As loved ones paid tribute to those killed by suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz, who appeared in court just hours earlier. Held without bond on 17 counts of premeditated murder.>> I further find the proof of guilt to be evident, or the presumption great.>> Officials say Cruz, a former student expelled for disciplinary problems, opened fire with an AR-15 style rifle shortly before dismissal time.
They say he tried to blend in with students fleeing for their lives. Then walked into a Walmart and a McDonald's before he was spotted and detained. The FBI is investigating a chilling comment Cruz may have made on YouTube last year.>> The comment said, I'm going to be a professional school shooter.
No additional information was found to positively identify the person who posted this comment. We will continue to gather all information about the subject.>> Cruz's attorneys describe the accused killer as a broken child. Cruz's mother died last year, and his father passed away years earlier. Former classmates remember Cruz as a social outcast with a reputation as a troublemaker.
As well as someone who is, quote, crazy about guns. Some of those classmates are now preparing for days of funerals.