Several weeks before last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school, a woman close to the 19-year-old charged in the attack warned law enforcement authorities in a phone call about his escalating rage, violent outbursts and threats to kill others.
In a January call to police, an unknown woman who knew Cruz, warned authorities that she was concerned that Cruz might resort to slipping “into a school and just shooting the place up.”
“I know he’s going to explode,” she said according to a transcript of her call with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“If you go onto his Instagram pages, you’ll see all the guns,” the woman added.
Only forty days later, Cruz is accused of shooting dead of 17 people at his former high school in Parkland, Florida on February 14.
Last week, the FBI acknowledged it received such a call, which it said was from a person close to Cruz.