Mass shootings are taking place on an all too frequent basis. We are only 45 days into 2018 and there have already been 30 mass shootings in the United States, prompting many people to call for harsher gun control laws in an attempt to stop this problem.
The latest shock shooting took place yesterday in a Florida high school, killing at least 17 people.

The gunman, Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, is now in police custody and has been booked with 17 accounts of murder.
During the shooting, students had no option but to barricade themselves in classrooms and cupboards around the school. As they were hiding from the gunman, they sent a number of heartbreaking text messages to their families.
Text messages that they feared could be their last words.

“If I don’t make it I love you and I appreciated everything you did for me,” wrote one terrified student.

Following the shooting, authorities have been looking into Cruz’s background to try and find out what could have motivated him to commit such an atrocity. They soon discovered that he had been expelled from the high school for “disciplinary reasons”.