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 at the very least 17 individuals, in line with 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 struggle 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.
Cruz’s mom Lynda Cruz died of pneumonia on Nov. 1 neighbors, family and friends members stated, in response to the Solar Sentinel. Cruz and her husband, who died of a coronary heart assault a number of years in the past, adopted Nikolas and his organic brother, Zachary, after the couple moved from Lengthy Island in New York to Broward County.
The boys have been left within the care of a household good friend after their mom died, member of the family Barbara Kumbatovich, of…