Florida gunman faces death penalty

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Nikolas Cruz is dealing with 17 counts of assassinate

US prosecutors are looking for the death penalty for the kid accused of killing 17 folks at a Florida high school ideal month.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, has admitted carrying out the attack and is charged with 17 counts of premeditated assassinate.

The attack, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Florida, is the deadliest US school shooting since 2012.

It has re-ignited lengthy-working debates about more challenging firearm restrictions.

Cruz has told police that he arrived on campus and commenced shooting college students before abandoning his weapon and escaping, per court docket paperwork.

The FBI has admitted it received a tip-off about him ideal year.