UPDATED: The Name Nicolas Cruz is now the official name the police have identified
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According to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Cruz was arrested without incident after he was located off the school grounds in a nearby community. He didn’t give details of when Cruz had attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School but did say that Cruz was not currently enrolled.
After Cruz was apprehended, he was taken from the scene in an ambulance.
Cruz was the subject of jokes from other kids, according to a student at the school. A student told WFOR-TV that other students “knew it was going to be him.”
“A lot of people were saying it was going to be him. A lot of kids threw jokes around saying that he was going to be the one to shoot up the school,” the student said. “It turns out that everyone predicted it. That’s crazy.”
Seventeen-year-old junior Matthew Walker spoke to ABC News, saying Cruz was known to show off knives and guns on his social media accounts.
“He was going class to class just shooting at random kids,” he said. “Everything he posts [on social media] is about weapons. It’s sick.”
Reports are coming in from several outlets that the shooters name is Nicolas Cruz:
The former student suspected of opening fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland may been identified a potential threat to fellow students in the past, according to one teacher.
The 19-year-old ex-student, who has been detained by Broward police, has not been publicly identified as a suspect. But a law-enforcement source identified him as Nicolas Cruz.
“We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” said math teacher Jim Gard, who said Cruz had been in his class last year. “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”
The Broward County School District Superintendent, however, told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that he did not know of any concerns raised about the student.
The police scanner just identified the suspect in the school shooting as Nicholas Cruise (or Cruz.) Ginger. Red hair. 5’8”. ROTC program. They’re getting a picture from students. Searching for him still.
— American Shane 🇺🇸 (@TheNostromo2122) February 14, 2018
The Broward County Police Department scanner identified the shooter.
Take Down of Shooter
THis florida school shooting. A mom was being asked questions about the shooting from a area news station said her sons told her they knew the shooter and his name was NICHOLAS when she said his name they cut her off from saying anything else
— Brian Lee (@airhart2208) February 14, 2018
Preliminary info on the Florida shooter says the shooters name is Nicholas Cruz. Not clear on if he is a student at the school or not.
— Patriot Media 🇺🇸 (@jgpatriotmedia) February 14, 2018
— spence (@smarcus27) February 14, 2018