A video clip of an interview with a female student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been found on YouTube. Hopefully the video has not been censored already by YouTube and you can still view it at the top of today’s blog entry. In any case, here is a partial transcript:
STUDENT: The principal came on the speaker and just said, “Everyone needs to evacuate right now. So that’s what we did.
As I was going down the stairs I heard a couple shots fired. Everyone was freaking out, saying that it was a gun.
And as we were walking, the whole class together, I actually was speaking to the (air quotes) suspect (end air quotes), Nikolas Cruz. And as I was speaking to him, he seemed very (I don’t know what the word I want to say is), but he was troubled in middle school. So I kind of joked to him about it and said, “I’m surprised you weren’t the one who did it.” And he just gave me a “Huh!?”
INTERVIEWER: You were walking down the hall and he had already fired at that time?
STUDENT: Yes sir, with him.
INTERVIEWER: Weren’t you scared?
STUDENT: In the moment I wasn’t, because there was obviously, definitely another shooter involved.
INTERVIEWER: Oh, like he was not the only one?
STUDENT: No. Definitely not.
INTERVIEWER: Why do you say that?
STUDENT: Because when shots were fired, I saw him after the fact, and the shots were coming from the other part of the building.
Other statements given by different students at the high school, currently available at this link, support there being more than one shooter on February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.