On 14th Feb 2018
A mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in the Miami metropolitan area. Seventeen people were killed and about fifteen were injured. The suspected criminal is Nikolas Jacob Cruz.
Nicolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former student at the same school. Earlier an email was issued to him and warned him about his threats against others students, which led the school to ban him from wearing a backpack on campus. He was later expelled from school for fighting with students in school.
Cruz posted social media messages in which he stated his aspiration to become a "professional school shooter" with his AR-15 style rifle. But this wasn't taken seriously by police or officials.
After this incident, the protest started in the city and asking politicians to get things done to prevent more children from dying in shootings rather than just offer condolences. Some of the students have demanded tighter gun control as a course of action.