Potential School Shooting Avoided, Student in Custody

February 16, 2018Feb 16, 2018

ABC 6 reports that Allentown police have a student at a local high school in custody. They brought him to the station after he allegedly threatened to kill his entire class in another high-casualty school shooting. 

The incident happened on Thursday at Dieruff High School. Police claim that the young man, Emiliano Gil, was in a room with several students and his teacher. Everybody was discussing the recent school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead.

When asked about how it made him feel, it appeared that Gil didn't find it very sad. In fact, he had the opposite reaction compared to most of his classmates. Gil then claimed that he was going to kill all of the people in the school and was going to start with the class that he was currently in. 

It didn't appear that he was joking, and many in the classroom were scared after the remarks. Gil is currently in police custody and is facing several charges.

This threat comes only days after a tragic school shooting in Florida. Earlier this week, a 19-year-old gunman opened fire at a high school, killing a total of 17 people. It has been described as the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook. 

Expelled from school for disciplinary problems, gunman Nikolas Cruz is accused of squeezing off shot after shot as students took cover under objects and desks, and barricaded themselves inside of classrooms to avoid gunfire. By the time it was all over, 17 people were not only dead but another 16 were wounded.

The gunman used an AR-15 in the shooting, which was bought legally, and which he owned when he moved in with his friend's family. The family did not ever see him shooting the gun, but they did see him shooting pellet guns. 

Cruz was arrested on the same day as the attack. The arrest occurred off campus and the shooter was taken to Broward Sheriff's Office headquarters. Some of the students described Cruz as a normal teenager, whereas others called him very strange, troubled, and even depressed. 

In recent news, here are the identities of all 17 victims in the Florida school shooting.


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