Margarita Lasalle, a bookkeeper and Joellen Berman, a guidance data specialist, look at a memorial Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 as teachers and school administrators returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting at the school, in Parkland, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Woman told FBI Florida shooting suspect 'going to explode'

February 23, 2018 - 5:10 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman close to the man charged with killing 17 people at a Florida high school warned the FBI he had rifles and said, "I know he is going to explode."

That's according to a transcript of the Jan. 5 tip to the FBI's call center, which was obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The FBI has acknowledged it failed to investigate the tip about 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz. But the transcript, first reported by The Wall Street Journal, provides new details.

The woman described Cruz's short temper and said he had the "mental capacity of a 12 to 14 year old."

She said Cruz posted pictures of weapons on social media, writing, "I want to kill people."

The woman told the FBI, "I do believe something's going to happen."

AP Editorial Categories: 
Comments ()