Kirsters Baish| Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead. 17 innocent victims lost their lives because one misguided young man decided to shoot up a high school. The suspect is 19-year-old Nikolas de Jesus Cruz.
It has now come out that the FBI was warned about the possibility that Cruz was a threat back in September of last year, but nothing was done.
The Daily Wire wrote that a new report has explained that the FBI was tipped off about Cruz back in September of 2017. One YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz was reported to have left a comment in response to a video by a video blogger saying that he was “going to be a professional school shooter.”
Police took 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz into custody on Wednesday. He is the key suspect for having open fired at the high school that he formerly went to, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida. 17 people lost their lives in the mass shooting. Both students and faculty were among the dead.
BuzzFeed reported on Thursday that the FBI had been tipped off about someone with the name Nikolas Cruz back in September of last year. A BuzzFeed reporter spoke to the YouTube video blogger, Ben Bennight, who had made the call to the FBI after Cruz commented on his video.
Bennight explained, “They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person. I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.”
This is a screenshot of Cruz’s comment that Bennight contacted the FBI about:
The FBI admitted that they could not identify the shooter… even though his name was the same as the name on the YouTube account. The Los Angeles Times wrote that the YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz posted a comment nine months ago on a Discovery UK documentary about the 1966 gunman at the University of Texas shooting. His comment read “I am going to do what he did.”
There was another comment that was reportedly left in September of 2017 from the Nikolas Cruz account which read “Im going to be a professional school shooter.” Special FBI agent Robert Lasky spoke at a news briefing in Florida and confirmed that the FBI had done an investigation into the comment, but they were not able to identify the person who was in question.
The families of the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting are in need of as many prayers as they can get. Keep them all in your thoughts as they attempt to recover from this horrific tragedy, a tragedy it seems could have been prevented if the FBI had done more to find Cruz back in September.