All 23 calls to the Cruz home are for “unarrestable” offenses but we’d like to know what else could have been done about these out-of-control teens. It looks like the boys were violent and abusive to each other and disrespectful to their mother. *(Please see our previous report below on the history of the Cruz family troubles.)
The escalation of acting out and misbehavior was ignored. Everyone failed in this situation…
Here are photos and you can also go to this link to see the record from the PD: CRUZ RECORD
RED FLAGS EVERYWHERE!
The warning signs were there for something tragic to happen. The Florida teen who murdered 17 and injured many more acted out numerous times in a way that should have raised suspicions in all who knew him. He had been seeing a therapist up until last year. How did he get to the point of mass murder?
The truth is that this kid was screaming for help and ATTENTION from way back in his life. His previous neighbors have the best take on the situation: “They were very much on their own. The kids seem to roam around and come and go as they pleased.”
FBI AWARE LAST SEPTEMBER!
Buzzfeed News reports:
Last fall, a Mississippi bail bondsman and frequent YouTube vlogger noticed an alarming comment left on one of his videos. “I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” said a user named Nikolas Cruz.
The YouTuber, 36-year-old Ben Bennight, alerted the FBI, emailing a screenshot of the comment to the bureau’s tips account as well as calling the Mississippi FBI field office. He also flagged the comment to YouTube, which removed it from the video.
Agents with the bureau’s Mississippi field office got back to him “immediately,” Bennight said, and conducted an in-person interview the following day, on Sept. 25.
“They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person,” Bennight told BuzzFeed News. “I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.”
SOCIAL MEDIA RED FLAGS EVERYWHERE:
— Ainsley Earhardt (@ainsleyearhardt) February 15, 2018
ADOPTED AT BIRTH:
The Sun Sentinel reports:
Adopted at birth by a loving older couple, Nikolas Cruz seemed to struggle in recent years. His dad died when he was much younger and the 19-year-old’s mom died just 3 ½ months ago, neighbors, friends and family members said.
The portrait that emerged of the suspected gunman in the mass shooting was of a troubled former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who was expelled for disciplinary problems.
AR-15 LOCKED IN GUN CABINET…WHY DID HE HAVE THE KEY?
The AR-15 used in the mass shooting was legally bought by Cruz, attorney Jim Lewis told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Cruz already owned the gun when he moved in with his friend’s family in northwest Broward around Thanksgiving, Lewis said.
“It was his gun,” Lewis said. “The family made him keep it in a locked gun cabinet in the house but he had a key.”
The family did not see him shooting the AR-15 but did see him shooting pellet guns, Lewis said.
MOTHER DIED THREE MONTHS AGO:
Cruz’s mother, Lynda Cruz, died Nov. 1. She was 68.
Lynda and her husband, Roger, who died many years ago, adopted Nikolas and his biological brother, Zachary, after the couple moved from Long Island to Broward County.Lynda was a stay-at-home mom and her late husband, who died when the boys were younger, had worked in advertising.Lynda had always wanted to have children and the couple adopted later in life.
The boys were left in the care of a family friend after their adoptive mom died Nov. 1, she said.