Earlier this week was the nine-month anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where Hunter Pollack lost his sister, Meadow.

One outlet that hasn’t forgotten about the shooting is the Sun-Sentinel, which published a disturbing piece Wednesday.

Google “autism.” Um, no. The Sun-Sentinel reports that more than 30 people witnessed disturbing behavior by the gunman.

More than 30 people knew about disturbing behavior by Nikolas Cruz, including displaying guns, threatening to murder his mother and killing animals, but never reported it until after he committed the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Two students did report Cruz’s disturbing and threatening behavior but said they were brushed off by the school’s administration, according to testimony Tuesday to the commission. A detailed tip to the FBI also went unheeded, and on Tuesday, the parents of one of the murdered students sued the U.S. government over the FBI’s admitted failure.

In the years before the massacre, Cruz reportedly killed a duck with a tire iron, shot squirrels with a pellet gun, killed frogs and decapitated a bird, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Detective Chris Lyons said in a presentation to the commission, based on statements from students, neighbors and co-workers of Cruz and his mother. Cruz displayed a photo to a student of a decapitated cat.

He repeatedly made racist and anti-gay remarks, using the term “white power” and drawing swastikas on desks and his backpack. He remarked on the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and “said he was glad they killed all those gay people,” the detective said.

A bank employee who regularly saw his mother heard her phone conversations, in which Nikolas Cruz screamed that she should kill herself and that he would kill her and burn their house down.

One student described a series of menacing actions by Cruz. He smashed a class project. He looked up firearms on a school computer. He posted Instagram photos of firearms. He had heard Cruz brought either a knife or bullets to school. Cruz told him he had two shotguns.

“He said Cruz said that he liked to see people in pain,” the detective said.

And that’s just part of what came up in the four days the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission met.

But … the CNN town hall told us it was the NRA’s fault.

That supposedly was the intent of the PROMISE program — to keep kids who caused trouble from racking up criminal records by placing them in a special school rather than reporting their crimes to the police.

It’s true; even in prison, he’s dangerous and a menace.


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