17 years old 2000 - February 14, 2018
Nicholas was a hard-working young man who had grown so much academically since starting high school. At the time of his death, he was a senior, and was looking forward to attending the University of Indianapolis and joining their swim team. He had received an academic scholarship, and planned to study physical therapy.
Nicholas was sadly a victim of the shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The suspected perpetrator is 19-year-old Nikolas Jacob Cruz, a former student at the school. Cruz allegedly entered the school just before 2:30 p.m with a AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. He activated the fire alarm, and began firing at students and teachers. Seventeen people were killed in the shooting. This included fourteen students, and three teachers who died trying to save their students.
Cruz fled the school after the shooting, but was found by police about an hour later and booked into the Broward County Jail. He has been charged with 17 counts of murder, and may face the death penalty if convicted.