Below is a screenshot taken of the shooter’s Instagram account two minutes before it was taken down.
Little is known about the 19-year-old attacker, but here’s a look at what has been reported so far.
Shooter was wearing a gas mask and carrying smoke grenades.
CONFIRMED: This is a screenshot of the Instagram account of Parkland Florida shooter Nicholas Cruz before it was taken offline. pic.twitter.com/1rR65sLWZo
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) February 14, 2018
- The Miami Herald reports that a teacher at the school said Cruz, 19, had been identified as a potential threat to fellow students in the past. Math teacher Jim Gard told the Herald, “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”
- Cruz had been expelled from the school
- The shooting started outside the building, then Cruz went into the school and continued shooting
- He had “multiple” magazines of ammunition
- He had an AR-15 weapon
- He had “disturbing” material on social media accounts
- He is 5’8’’ tall
- He has red hair
- He was wearing a maroon shirt and black pants
- He was taken into custody off-campus
A yearbook photo from last year
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Cruz is a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. He is 19 years old.
The posts on his unverified Instagram accounts are filled with firearms, knives, weapons and other violent imagery.
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