Another day, another high school shooting?
No, says counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd, a frequent cable news commentator and writer.
“A child of God is dead. Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?” he said on CNN on Wednesday in reaction to the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school that has left at least 15 dead, according to most recent reported figures. “We cannot accept this!,” he added.
“I can’t do it, Wolf. I’m sorry,” Mudd told anchor Wolf Blitzer as he broke into tears. “We can’t do it.”
The shooting happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, roughly 50 miles north of Miami.
An “AR-15-style weapon” was recovered at the scene, according to CNN.
Nicolas Cruz, 19, who officials said is a former student at the school, has been ID’d as the suspected shooter. He was taken into custody nearby in Coral Springs.
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