Multiple reports name Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former member of the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, as the heinous shooter at a Parkland, Florida high school who injured “20-50” innocent civilians, reportedly killing “many.”
As reported first by the Miami Herald, the ‘heavily armed’ shooter, named by police sources was former student “Nicolas de Jesus Cruz.|” (This has been subsequently corrected to “Nikolas Cruz.”)
The shooter is a former student, 19 years old, named Nicolas Cruz. He'd previously been identified as a potential threat to the school. https://t.co/PbjgD1Mtwz
— Ty (@Ty_Atty) February 14, 2018
A man matching the description of a shooter wearing a “burgundy shirt” and “black pants” was arrested by police.
Instagram image of Cruz:
Under the name “Nikolas Cruz” he posted images with guns and knives on Instagram.
I plan on getting this but I need more information on it so if someone could give advice on how much I’m spending and background cheeks please to god let me know,” he remarked in 2016.
He ran a Google Search on “Allahu Akbar”:
“Well at least we now know what it means when a sand durka says ‘allahu Akbar’ ??????” he wrote.
Video of Cruz being arrested:
— Franklin White (@FranklinWSVN) February 14, 2018
Suspect being loaded into fire and rescue transport:
Photo: Suspect is loaded into fire rescue to be transported to hospital pic.twitter.com/SP0rJg5tY5
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) February 14, 2018
“We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” said math teacher Jim Gard to the Miami Herald. “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”
The Broward Sheriff provided more information:
Sheriff Israel, "The shooter was not a current student."
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) February 14, 2018
It is believed that Cruz was a former student.
This is breaking news… more information will be added as forthcoming.
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