The suspected school shooter behind the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Valentine’s Day was no stranger to local police. According to court documents obtained by CNN.
Those emergency calls ranged from “mentally ill person” to “child/elderly abuse” to “domestic disturbance” to “missing person.” According to the court documents, details of those calls weren’t available and almost all of them are marked “no written report.”
Even the federal police were reportedly aware of Cruz.
Last fall, someone tipped off the FBI after a YouTube user with the name "Nikolas Cruz" posted a comment, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter" on a video, BuzzFeed News reported. In another YouTube comment, he allegedly wrote, “I whana [sic] shoot people with my AR-15," "I wanna die Fighting killing sh*t ton of people" and "I am going to kill law enforcement one day they go after the good people."
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Cruz's online presence was loaded with "very, very disturbing" content, CNN reported.
On his Instagram page, Cruz brandished multiple guns: a shotgun and a BB gun. In another Instagram post, he showed off long knives, CNN reported. Cruz was allegedly obsessed with firearms and reportedly bragged about killing animals. He also allegedly once brought knives to school, reported The New York Times. According to NBC News, he had recently been expelled from the school.
Cruz allegedly killed at least 17 people inside the school, and at least five of the injured are fighting for their lives, according to hospital officials.
[Photo: Broward County Jail]