*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 Nikolas 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.”
*No, don’t worry. I’m not going to show you some kid wrestling with an alligator. It’s not THAT slow of a news day! But I’d like to give big props to the water park that taught this 10-year-old how to survive if she was ever caught in the jaws of an alligator, and I’d like to give her a “Good job!” badge for listening and remembering to use the lesson!
The little girl was said to be wadding in a designated swimming area at Moss Park along Lake Mary Jane in Orlando. She was in only 2-feet of water when she was attacked by an 8-foot-9-inch gator. In an ABC News video here, you hear emergency workers transmitting information saying that the girl’s leg was bitten, but that it is “still attached and the alligator is still” circulating nearby.
For the life of me I don’t know why people even bother to continue swimming in any of Florida’s lakes. Who on this earth has not heard that alligators have had a lifelong relationship with the waters in Florida? Last I checked, and it was several years ago, when I visited the Florida Nature and Culture Center run by the SGI-USA; there were warning signs everywhere that an alligator lives in the lake on the grounds.