Nikolas Cruz

What we hear about:  this child had an assault rifle…

19 years old.  Adopted parents, both of whom have died (most recently his adoptive mother, of flu complications, in late 2017).  Before she passed away, his mom contacted police about his behavior (!!).  He might have been “taking medications” (some of which can contribute to this kind of behavior).  Nik was expelled from school for fighting with his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend (did he pick the fight or did the other kid?)…

“Shelby Speno, a neighbor, told the Sun-Sentinel that Nikolas had thrown eggs at their car once, stole neighbors’ mail, and had bitten a child.”  Stealing mail is a federal offense.  Bit a child?   Who does that?

Why were both he and his brother adopted?  What happened to the original parents?

After he was expelled, he is working on high school via GED.  Doesn’t have a job.  Legally owned an AR-15.. are we certain it was his, or was it the family’s where he was staying?  Cruz also had a pellet gun, which he used to shoot animals in his back yard.  Wasn’t his mom concerned about this?  See above regarding her contact with police.

The family he is living with secured his firearm in a gun safe, but let him have ready access to the key (his own firearm and perhaps others).  So.. socially ostracized kid with no parents, on meds, with ready access to a firearm… this just in… 17 counts, premeditated murder.  Pre-meditated?  Head scratch…

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