Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts — Ex-FBI agent

Marie-Ange Beliveau
Février 22, 2018

It goes through my head all day and all night.

He declined to discuss in detail the drills or training due to concern that the information could be misused. Senior Sam Zeif, 18, posted a screenshot of his text exchange with his 14-year old brother, who was in a classroom upstairs. "I have something very important to tell you", said magistrate court judge Kim Theresa Mollica. Are schools employing the best safety measures to guard against mass casualties? "The caller provided information about Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behaviour and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting". Here, it's the handgun.

Under FBI protocols, that information should have been assessed as a potential threat to life and forwarded to its Miami field office for further investigation.

The FBI also received a separate warning about Mr Cruz last September. His guest, former FBI Special Agent Manny Gomez, agreed, suggesting America federalize school security as it did with the TSA in airports after 9/11.

The first two victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting were laid to rest on Friday two days after the massacre.

A lawyer for Nikolas Cruz, the young man accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school, told ABC News he is willing to have his client plead guilty immediately in return for the prosecution agreeing to take the death penalty off the table. "The families will spend a lifetime wondering how this could happen, and an apology will never give them the answers they desperately need".

The FBI said it had looked into it at the time but was unable to identify the person who made the post. A Florida sheriff said late Friday afternoon that his office had received about 20 phone calls about Cruz over the past few years. The second-oldest of four kids, he moved to Parkland from Massachusetts when he was 6. Students who knew him described a volatile teenager whose strange behavior had caused others to end friendships.

Louis Reinstein embraces his son Daniel 10 during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale Fla. on Saturday Feb. 17 2018. Nikolas Cruz a former student is charged with killing 17 people at M
Here's how we handled Nikolas Cruz-like alerts — Ex-FBI agent

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Our hearts ache for one more slaughter of the innocents. Their mistakes have cost the lives of 17 people.

Image: Nikolas Cruz reportedly spoke of hearing 'demons'. Marco Rubio of Florida said on Twitter.

"We constantly promote 'see something, say something, ' and a courageous person did just that to the FBI".

District officials say they're trying to keep schools as safe as possible.

The rampage, in which Cruz used an AR-15, sparked a typical debate over gun rights, with Democrats and liberals calling for increased gun control. The FBI is still digging into the teenager's background but one thing is clear, this was definitely an act of terrorism.

On Thursday, Eno Valley Elementary School, Carrington Middle School and Northern High School were all placed on lockout after a report from an unnamed source about students running near the schools who possibly had a gun. He also discussed different firearms with the group chat and wrote, "I think I am going to kill people".

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