BREAKING: FBI Already Knew Nikolas Cruz Was ‘Going To Be A Professional School Shooter’
In September of 2017, the FBI was made aware that Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz had already expressed the desire online to become a ‘professional school shooter’.
It was one of at least two threat reports about Nikolas Cruz that the FBI had already received. According to a law enforcement official, the FBI did not share the information with local law enforcement about either case.
Ben Bennight, a bail bondsman in Mississippi who goes by the name ‘Ben the Bondsman’, said that he noticed a sick comment on one of his videos.
“This comment said ‘I’m going to be a professional school shooter” and I knew that I couldn’t just ignore that,” he said.
Bennight immediately alerted the FBI.
He emailed a screenshot of the comment too and called the bureau’s Mississippi 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. They conducted an in-person interview the following day, on Sept. 25.
The FBI special agent in charge of the Miami division, Robert Lasky, confirmed Thursday morning that the bureau received the tip last year about the YouTube comment.
“No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time, location or the true identity of the person who made the comment,” Lasky said during a news conference.
“The FBI conducted database reviews, checks but was unable to further identify the person who actually made the comment.”
It’s not clear whether the FBI ever identified the suspect in the other alleged threat report.
Bennight said that he was contacted by FBI agents again after Cruz committed the school shooting.
Cruz had a history of discipline problems that got him kicked out of the school. He killed at least 17 people in a rampage that also used smoke grenades.
He was arrested in a nearby neighborhood after sneaking out of the school in a crowd of students.
On social media, Nikolas Cruz did not appear to be a peaceful man. He made quite clear his desire to perpetrate the exact type of violence of which he now stands accused.
This was not a teenager secretly stewing and tricking everyone into thinking he was not a violent threat. Cruz made it abundantly clear that he wanted to harm people and that he was obsessed with getting the weapons to do so.
He had been scaring classmates and teachers for years.
The young man charged with killing 17 people at his former Florida high school worried some of his classmates, talking about his guns and sharing pictures of small animals he had shot. They described as “weird” and a “loner,”
“The kid that shot used to break the toilets and bathrooms and was crazy,” writes one Reddit user who says Cruz was a classmate. “I remember two years ago he broke a room’s glass.”
Former friend, Dakota Mutchler, said he hadn’t seen him in more than a year after his expulsion. Before that, “he started progressively getting a little more weird”.
Chad Williams, an 18-year-old at the high school, remembered Cruz as a troubled classmate from middle school. He said Cruz would set off the fire alarm, day after day, and finally got expelled in the eighth grade.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel described some of the things he had already become aware of as “very, very disturbing”.
He had a “very disturbing” social media presence and had been expelled from school, officials said, supplying new details on the life of accused shooter.
He allegedly attacked and reportedly killed chickens and frogs. Sometimes he posted the gruesome pictures of the dead animals on social media.
He was a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which he was expelled from last year for disciplinary reasons.
Cruz had lived with two different families since his mother’s death in November.
He bought the .223 caliber rifle used in the shootings legally at a federally licensed gun store in Broward County, several law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation said.
Of course, the gun control fanatics immediately went straight to a lack of gun control.
California and Chicago have the liberals dream of gun control. In fact, more than the liberals dream.
Yet they STILL have the worst gun crimes in the nation.
Guns don’t kill people. Bad guys with guns do. Nikolas Cruz was a bad guy with a gun.