'Does Nikolas Cruz Deserve to Die?': Florida High School Issues Apology For 10-Question Quiz on the Death Penalty

A high school has issued an apology after students were given a test asking them if the Parkland shooting suspect should die.

Coral Glades High School in Coral Springs, Florida, issued an apology on Friday after it had received backlash over a quiz that asked students if Nikolas Cruz deserved the death penalty. Cruz is the suspected gunman who allegedly killed 17 people during a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.

Parkland student and gun control activist Cameron Kasky posted the 10-question quiz on Twitter on Friday.

"This worksheet was given to students in @BrowardSchools. I cannot begin to express how pathetic I find this," Kasky wrote. "Our school board should add this to the list of 1000+ reasons to be ashamed."

The assignment came from a New York Times Upfront Magazine article dated October 8, WLRN reported. The magazine offers lesson plans to teachers for their students. Following the backlash of the quiz, the high school posted a statement to their website, stating school officials have pulled the assignment.

"Coral Glades High School administration was unaware that an assignment, which included insensitive content concerning Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, had been distributed to students today. The material was from a subscription-based publication, used as a curriculum resource," the statement read. "The school's leadership has pulled the assignment, is instituting an approved review process of all such materials and regrets that this incident occurred. Broward County Public Schools is working with the publisher to make them aware of our concerns."

In November, Cruz allegedly attacked a detention deputy inside the Broward County Jail. The Broward Sheriff's Office previously told Newsweek that Cruz attacked a Broward Sherriff's Office deputy at the BSO Main Jail in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on November 14. Cruz, 20, faces three preliminary charges including aggravated assault and battery on an officer, along with the use of a chemical or electrical weapon on an officer, according to BSO jail records.

Cruz is also charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for allegedly entering the Parkland high school in February, according to jail records.

In August, a transcript of an interview Cruz had with a detective just a few hours after he was arrested discovered that Cruz admitted he was hearing voices. The school shooting suspect told the detective that the voice in his head "started to get worse" following the death of his mother last year. The voice had allegedly told the 20-year-old to "Burn. Kill. Destroy," and to shoot people at an unspecified park a week before the high school shooting.

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Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on February 19, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A high school in Florida is facing backlash after students were given a 10-question quiz asking if Cruz should be given the death penalty. Mike Stocker-Pool/Getty Images
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