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Saturday, 17 February 2018

Florida high school shooter shared desire to kill in group chat


Nikolas Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder following a Parkland, Fla., school shooting. (BROWARD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE/REUTERS)
Florida high school shooter Nikolas Cruz shared his hatred for “Jews, n----rs, [and] immigrants” in an Instagram group chat filled with bigoted messages and wrote, “I think I am going to kill people,” according to a report.
The group chat, titled “Murica great,” paints a disturbing portrait of the 19-year-old, who is currently held in custody after killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, CNN reported.
When he wrote, “I think I am going to kill people,” another member of the group chat chided him for the comment and he responded by saying he was just kidding.
In addition to exchanging racist posts, memes and videos with five others, Cruz detailed how he wanted to kill Mexicans, shoot gay people “in the back of the head,” and keep black people in chains and cut them in the neck.
In one Instagram photo, Cruz showed off his arsenal of seven guns. He also discussed different firearms with the group chat and wrote, "I think I am going to kill people." (AP)
He also directed his ire at white women, and repeatedly referred to them as traitors for dating men of different races.
Cruz, who claimed he heard back after writing a letter to President Trump, also donned a “Make America Great Again” cap in one Instagram photo and showed off his arsenal of seven guns on his public profile.
Cruz, who was a member of his school’s NRA-sponsored shooting club, also discussed different rifles with his friends and shared his plans to buy body armor.
He also exhibited disturbing behavior on Snapchat, documenting the "fresh cuts on both his arms" after a breakup and his desire to buy a gun, according to records obtained by the Sun Sentinel.
Cruz, who was a member of his school’s NRA-sponsored shooting club, also discussed different rifles with his friends and shared his plans to buy body armor. (CNN)
After Wednesday’s shooting, students and faculty at the school where Cruz was expelled last year said the warning signs were there.
“I think everyone had in their minds if anybody was going to do it, it was going to be him,” 17-year-old Dakota Mutchler said.
Math teacher Jim Gard told The Miami Herald the school sent out a email warning teachers that Cruz shouldn’t be allowed on campus with a backpack.
Mississippi bail bondsman Benjamin Bennight went so far as to report Cruz to the FBI after he left a comment on his YouTube channel that read, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”
Cruz, who claimed he heard back after writing a letter to President Trump, donned a “Make America Great Again” cap in one Instagram photo. (AP)
While two FBI agents visited Bennight the following day, they never spoke to the Florida teen, saying they were unable to identify the person behind the comment.
But Cruz left the comment with a username consisting of his first and last name.
Another person close to Cruz called the FBI’s tip line on Jan. 5 and provided information about Cruz’s weapons and his erratic behavior, including his disturbing social media posts. The caller was concerned that Cruz could attack a school.
In a statement, the agency acknowledged that the tip should have been shared with the FBI’s Miami office and investigated, but it was not.
And Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a Friday news conference that his office had received more than 20 calls about Nikolas Cruz in the past few years.

- ny news 

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