Student wounded in Florida high school shooting thanks first responders
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - A tearful student who was wounded in the shooting rampage at a Florida high school thanked the doctors and first responders who helped her and said she's making a full recovery.
Speaking at a hospital news conference Monday, 17-year-old Maddy Wilford said "it's times like these when I know that we need to stick together."
Wilford has undergone three surgeries since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 17 people. She appeared at the news conference with her parents and with doctors and first responders who helped her on the day of the shooting.
The accused gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz is facing 17 counts of murder in the shootings.
Florida high school shooting survivor Maddy Wilford: "I'm so grateful to be here and it wouldn't be possible without those officers and first responders and these amazing doctors." https://t.co/O0pXTKVqV6 pic.twitter.com/CXr4nienGA— ABC News (@ABC) February 26, 2018