FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A court hearing for the teenager accused of fatally shooting 17 at a Florida high school has been rescheduled.
A status hearing on the murder and other charges facing 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz that had been scheduled Friday in Fort Lauderdale will now take place June 21.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Cruz is charged with killing 17 students and faculty and wounding 17 others Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
No trial date has been set for Cruz. He faces the death penalty if convicted. His attorneys have said he would plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence.READ MORE: College Towns In Texas And Across U.S. Plan Challenge To 2020 Census Results
Prosecutors say the former Stoneman Douglas student used an AR-15 to kill people on the first and third floors of the freshman building. He then fled and was arrested about an hour later.
The most recent school shooting happened last week at a high school near Houston. Ten people, including eight students, were killed at Santa Fe High School after a student walked in and opened fire.MORE NEWS: Texas Legislators Pass New Congressional Map Shoring Up GOP Power
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