Thursday, June 20, 2024

Florida Student Survivor Still Emotional After Police Mistook Him for Shooter

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Lorenzo Prado speaks at a press conference in the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee, February, 21, 2018.

*They saw me, and they panicked because I was matching the same description of [suspect] Nikolas Cruz. I had the same clothes, same hair color, same facial structure somewhat. … And they reported me.”

Can you imagine how frightened you would be in this situation?

Lorenzo Prado may have survived the horror that took place one week ago; when Nokilas Cruz let loose with an assault rifle and killed 17 students and teachers, leaving 14 more wounded and dozens traumatized for life at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But he feels victimized twice.

After being faced with at least a hundred students banging on the door of the auditorium, where he had been when the gunman hit, he opened the door for the frightened students but wasn’t exactly clear on what was happening.

Then, hearing gunshots and screams, he locked himself in the sound booth at the auditorium and prepared to die.

“I knew any move I made would be the end of my life.”

Read more at EURThisNthat.

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