Clearly all of this ‘see something, say something’ nonsense is just that…at least that’s the case in Florida.
One might think the multiple shootings over the last decade or so might have given reason for authorities at all levels to take threats of violence a little more seriously.
Not so apparently.
Whether the Miami office of the FBI or the Broward County Sheriff’s office, multiple reports from observers and classmates were completely ignored.
Had they responded, 17 people would be alive today.
This isn’t a problem of guns; it’s a problem of law enforcement. Period.
Gun laws are worthless if no one is willing to enforce them. Cruz violated laws as an adult and remained free.
That’s a crime.
Here’s more from Redstate…
These were more of the signs that were overlooked, or just ignored.
Maybe it’s because this is what teenagers do. Maybe this part seemed almost “normal,” but 3 former classmates of Nikolas Cruz are telling of their experiences with the Parkland high school shooter.
The three students, Dana Craig, 16; her boyfriend, Matthew Rosario, 16, and Enea Sabadini, 17 say that there was trouble with Cruz, after Sabadini began dating his ex-girlfriend.
Sabadini and Cruz got into a fight, and that may have been one factor that led to Cruz being expelled in 2017 from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Another report is that he showed up at the school with a weapon or ammunition in his backpack.
Either way, he was flagged as a threat.
“Im going to watch ypu bleed,” read an Instagram message sent under Cruz’s name to Enea in 2017, when students said Cruz was no longer at the school. “I am going to shoot you dead.” Another message said Enea “stole my ex.”
The FBI’s reaction to reported concerns about Cruz was botched.
The Broward County Sheriff’s office received around 20 calls and nothing came of it.