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: