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Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Florida School Shooting Suspect

A judge entered a not guilty plea for the Parkland, Florida, school shooting suspect after he declined to enter any plea at all.
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Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Florida School Shooting Suspect

During an arraignment hearing on Wednesday, a judge entered a plea of not guilty for the suspect in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting. This came after Nikolas Cruz's defense attorney told the judge Cruz would decline to enter a plea for charges against him.

A federal grand jury has indicted the 19-year-old on 34 total charges of premeditated and attempted first-degree murder.

Prosecutors announced Tuesday they'd seek the death penalty in the case. Cruz's attorney said last month he was willing to plead guilty to avoid the death penalty.

Meanwhile, exactly one month after the Parkland shooting, students across the country walked out of class to, in part, demand stricter gun control laws.