Parkland Shooter Blames Marijuana and Drugs as Cause For Violence, Racism

Nikolas Cruz, 23, convicted of murdering 17 people and injuring 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, recently gave a statement to the families of his victims in which he proclaimed that he “hate(s) drugs.” “I hate drugs, and I believe this country would do better if everyone would stop smoking marijuana and doing all these drugs and causing racism and violence out in the streets. I’m sorry.” Cruz still faces a penalty phase to determine whether he will get the death penalty or spend life in prison without parole.

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