FBI Warned About Nikolas Cruz Months Ago. Yet, Trump Blames the Kids
Feb 16 2018
"They need to do a better job", Undine, a former Parkland mayor whose district includes Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Names began to emerge Thursday of the 17 people gunned down in the tragic Parkland high school shooting, revealing that two victims were students who helped children with special needs and one was a football coach who died shielding terrified teens from a hail of bullets. Bennight received a call from a Mississippi FBI field office and then received another call from an FBI agent in Miami.
Authorities said the alleged gunman, Nikolas Cruz, stopped at a Wal-Mart, a Subway restaurant and a McDonald's immediately after carrying out the second-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in USA history. The comment, reading "I'm going to be a professional school shooter", was removed by the social media website.
An ex-classmate and former teacher told ABC News that before Cruz was expelled from the school he was barred from carrying a backpack on campus.
And it has now been claimed that the killer - who has since been charged - posted an ominous comment on a YouTube video about another infamous massacre. "Potentially there could have been signs out there".
Broward County Public Schools superintendent Robert Runcie said in a press conference that concerns of Cruz acting violenty never reached his office.
"If they're getting warnings, they need to do a better job - because enough is enough". A judge ordered he be held without bond.
Cruz had recently moved in with another family after his mother's death in November, according to Jim Lewis, a lawyer representing the family, bringing his AR-15 along with his other belongings.
"I guess it's not something I'd rather not know, but I wish this information could have prevented this from happening".
"The next day, two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were standing in my office taking down the information, taking copies of the screenshot and asking me questions that of course, I couldn't answer", Bennight said.