HE’s ADMITTED TO KILLING 17 PEOPLE…AND THEN … STOPPING AT A FAST FOOD JOINT. AUTHORITES ARE NOW INVESTIGATING…THE CHECKERED PAST…OF THE FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTER. WE ARE LEARNING — 19-YEAR-OLD NICHOLAS CRUZ BOUGHT HIS AR-15 RIFLE LEGALLY.. AFTER PASSING A BACKGROUND CHECK. RIGHT NOW, HE IS ON SUICIDE WATCH.. AFTER CONFESSING TO THE ATROCITY THAT FOLLOWED. KENNETH CRAIG BEGINS OUR TEAM COVERAGE FROM STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL…..WITH A LOOK AT HOW THE DEADLY RAMPAGE UNFOLDED. KENNETH? 18:33:33 “Veronica good evening to you from Parkland, Florida, where as you can see tonight deputies still have the school blocked off this evening. It’s just down the street from a park inside a neighborhood where hundreds of people turned out tonight for a LEARNING MORE ABOUT THOSE VICTIMS… AND THEIR UNIQUE STORIES. NIGHTBEAT’S ELIZABETH COOK GIVES US A LOOK AT THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST… LIZ? VERONICA- WE NOW KNOW THE NAMES OF THE 17 PEOPLE KILLED IN THIS HORRIFIC SHOOTING. WE’RE ALSO LEARNING ABOUT ACTS OF HEROISM. AARON FEIS WAS THE ASSISTANT FOOTBALL COACH AT MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL. HE THE LAST 5 YEARS. VERONICA? PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE PLANS TO VISIT PARKLAND, FLORIDA SOON. EARLIER TODAY: HE ADDRESSED THE NATION — URGING KIDS WHO FEEL ISOLATED OR ALONE TO REACH OUT TO SOMEONE: “If you need help, turn to a teacher, a family member, a local police officer or a faith leader. Answer hate with love. Answer cruelty with kindness.” THE PRESIDENT VOWED TO TAKE ACTION TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFER PLACES.. BUT HE MADE NO SPECIFIC MENTION — OF GUN CONTROL. AS OF JANUARY, 20-17: CALIFORNIA GUN OWNERS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER ASSAULT WEAPONS — LIKE AR- 15’S. MANUFACTURERS RESPONDED TO THE NEW LAW WITH A WORKAROUND.. INCLUDING SLIGHT REVISIONS TO THE AR-15.. THAT MAKE THE GUN LEGAL. TONIGHT: SENATOR DIANNE FEINSTEIN SAYS: IT’S TIME TO DO SOMETHING — ONCE AND FOR ALL. 1:18 “Let’s try to do those things that can keep these powerful weapons out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. And this young man is a classic case.” ONE WOMAN WHO LOST HER DAUGHTER IN THE DEADLY RAMPAGE MADE HER OWN PLEA.. DIRECTLY TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. :12 A crazy person, just walks right into the school, knocks down the window of my child’s door and starts shooting, shooting her and killing her! President Trump, you say what can you do? You could stop the guns from getting into these children’s hands. :32 AND TONIGHT, JOE VAZQUEZ TELLS US: STUDENTS ARE DEMANDING ACTION AS WELL.