The suspect in a lethal rampage at a Florida highschool is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing materials on social media earlier than the capturing spree that killed no less than 17 individuals, in response to a regulation enforcement official and former schoolmates.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel stated the 19-yr-previous suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty for “disciplinary causes.”
“I do not know the specifics,” the sheriff stated.
Nevertheless, Victoria Olvera, a 17-yr-previous junior, stated Cruz was expelled final faculty yr after a battle together with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. She stated Cruz had been abusive to his girlfriend.
Faculty officers stated Cruz was attending one other faculty in Broward County after his expulsion.
Broward County Mayor Beam Furr stated throughout an interview with CNN that the shooter was getting remedy at a psychological well being clinic for some time, however that he hadn’t been again to the clinic for greater than a yr.
“It wasn’t like there wasn’t concern for him,” Furr stated.