Watch: Florida Student Says She Talked to Nikolas Cruz During the High School Shooting

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Yesterday, a local CBS News affiliate conducted an interview about Wednesday’s school shooting with Alexa Miednik, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

Miednik’s account adds additional context to the narrative and raises some interesting questions. Here’s what she told KHOU-TV reporter Matt Musil about the shooter, Nikolas Cruz, on Valentine’s Day.

“As I was going down the stairs I heard a couple of shots fired, everybody was freaking out saying that it was a gun,” recalled Miednik, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“As we were walking, the whole class together, I actually was speaking to the suspect Nikolas Cruz,” explained Miednik.

“And as I was speaking to him he seemed very – I don’t know what the word is – he was trouble in high school. So I actually joked to him about and said, ‘I’m surprised you weren’t the one who did it.’ And he just gave me a ‘huh?’,” Miednik said.

“So, you were walking down the hall with him?” asked KHOU-TV reporter Matt Musil. “Weren’t you scared?”

“In the moment I wasn’t,” replied Miednik, “because there was obviously…definitely another shooter involved.”

“Oh, you think he was not the only one?” asked Musil.

“No, definitely not,” replied Miednik.

“Why do you say that?” the reporter asked.

“Because when shots were fired, I saw him after the fact. The shots were coming from the other part of the building. So, there definitely had to be two shooters involved,” she went on to speculate.

Watch the full interview:

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This is such a tragedy. I wrote a poem about this, titled "An Open Letter to the United States of Guns", but no matter how much we talk about it, or how much awareness we raise, without a blanket ban on guns, we ain't gonna achieve much.

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That made little to no sense, if she knew Cruz was the shooter, Hence she replied when questioned about her lack of scaredness, with "I wasn't scared because I knew there was a second active shooter", (which btw also doesn't quite make sense) She would not have remarked "I'm surprised it wasn't you" to Cruz.


Her responses are quite contradicting.


Her remarks here are made after the event, after she has been told that Cruz was the shooter. This is also why she says there's 'another' shooter, because she has been told Cruz was one of them.

What she says isn't contradictory, but she is framing what she saw in the added context of what she has been told happened. The term 'second active shooter' is not a phrase a high school girl just makes up on her own. It came from law enforcement.

Basically her story is that she was talking to Cruz when the shooting started, and that means that at that time, when shooting was ongoing, he wasn't shooting. She, at that time, didn't think he was a shooter, and she says 'I'm surprised it wasn't you', because she didn't see him doing the shooting, while shooting was going on.

This leads me to wonder if Cruz was even involved.

Unless she's lying, there is a perp at large, right now, that did shoot children.

I have seen another clip in which another student confirms there was more than one shooter.

If Cruz had anything to do with shooting, he wasn't alone.


Then her response when asked to why she wasn't scared would be "At the time I had no idea it was him (Cruz). Instead she cited the reason as second active shooter. Follow along buddy.


And a key phrase I saw him "After the fact".

Definitely was true and shows that there is an alternate side to this sorry and a lot of lies to shift thru.

Thank you for posting. Indeed there are many questions. I wonder how many will be swept under the proverbial rug.