Plenty of warnings in Florida school shooting suspect's past, but 'we missed the signs'



Police evacuate students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday. (Photo: Mike Stocker/ South Florida Sun-Sentinel)At a press conference on Thursday morning, Israel urged the public to report changes in behavior to law enforcement.“Don’t think about it. Call us,” Israel said. “If there’s something in your gut that tells you, ‘Something’s not right with this person — this person has the capabilities in my mind to do this or do that,’ please don’t remain silent.”According to BuzzFeed, at least one person appears to have reported Cruz to authorities.The site reports that in September, YouTube user Ben Bennight alerted the FBI thater had posted an alarming remark on one of his videos.“I’m going to be a professional school shooter,” wrote theer, named Nikolas Cruz.According to Bennight, FBI agents conducted an in-person interview with him the following day.“They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person,” Bennight said. “I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them.”Read more from Yahoo News:17 dead in shooting at Florida high schoolTrump’s response to Florida massacre differs from Obama and Sandy HookFlorida school shooting suspect made ‘disturbing’ social media postsFBI was alerted to a YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz 5 months agoU.S. averaging one school shooting every 60 hours in 2018