New reports are indicating that some officials within the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school and local police wanted Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old perpetrator of the Valentine’s Day school shooting that left 17 dead, committed as far back as 2016.
Citing disturbing behavior, including cutting himself and allegedly talking about his desire to “buy a gun and use it,” school officials and a police officer wanted Cruz involuntarily committed under Florida’s “Baker Act,” but the recommendation was never followed through.
Some officials wanted Stoneman Douglas suspect Nikolas Cruz committed in 2016, report says https://t.co/b0k2NCnL0j
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In the aftermath of the shooting, several people have come forward and claimed that they attempted to contact law enforcement – including the FBI – about the possibility of Cruz committing a school shooting.