Classmate says Florida school shooting suspect showed off guns, joked about attack on school

A classmate of the former student believed to have opened fire at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, described the suspected shooter as “troubled” and claimed he would show him pictures of his gun.

According to Mediate, the unidentified student also told WSVN that suspected shooter Nicolas Cruz “played around” with the idea of shooting up the school and that Cruz would joke about knowing the school’s layout. He also said that Cruz claimed he could pinpoint where the students would be located.

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“He’s been a troubled kid and he’s always had a certain amount of issues going on. He shot guns because he felt it gave him, I guess, an exhilarating feeling,” the ex-student told WSVN.

“I stayed clear of him most of the time. My time in alternate school, I did not want to be with him at all because I didn’t want to cause any conflict with him, because of the impression he gave off.”

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said that at least 14 people were injured in Wednesday’s school shooting. Officials told CNN that at least two people are confirmed dead as of the latest update available.

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Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said that Cruz was taken into custody off campus without incident, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

This is a developing story. Be sure to check back with CrimeOnline for updates as they become available. 


[Featured Image: WSVN screenshot]