Nikolas Cruz indicted on 17 counts of murder for Florida school shooting
Nikolas Cruz, seen here in a booking photo obtained February 15, 2018 courtesy of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, has been charged with premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school. (Broward County Sheriff's Office/AFP / Handout)

A Florida grand jury formally indicted Nikolas Cruz on Wednesday on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree for last month’s shooting spree at a Parkland high school, prosecutors said.

No date for an arraignment, at which Cruz will be allowed to enter a plea, has been set, said Constance Simmons, a spokeswoman for the Broward County state attorney’s office.

Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Dan Grebler