Law enforcement sources said that the paperwork was in order and appropriate procedures were followed when the AR-15 was purchased, which was within the past year.
Daniel Huerfano, a student who fled Wednesday’s attack, said that he recognised Cruz from an Instagram photo in which Cruz had posed with a gun in front of his face.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel held a press conference Thursday and said the suspect bought a drink at Subway, stopped at McDonald’s after the rampage Wednesday.
“Is there any money in the budget to deal with the proliferation of gun violence?”
The vigil occurred just one day after a deadly school shooting left 17 people ― primarily children ― dead. In other pictures he is covering his face with a kerchief, and brandishing long knives.
He said he planned to travel to Florida meet with victims’ families, explore how to better secure schools and to “tackle the hard issue of mental health”. “We will respond in full and investigate it”.
Florida teen Stacey Sayers says she is on an emotional roller coaster happy to have survived the carnage at her high school, but overwhelmed by what her classmates have lost.
Cruz was expelled from the school in Spring 2017 for threatening students.
“He always just seemed very quiet and odd”, Minoff told CNN’s Don Lemon. “Voting is critical and if want changes made, we have to get involved”, said Susie Wooten, who attended the event Their hope is that this shooting can be a turning point.
“He told me how he got kicked out of two private schools”. He had aspirations to join the military. Investigators were unable to find the commenter, he added.
The agency said the information from the caller should have been “assessed as a potential threat to life” and should have been forwarded to its Miami field office, “where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken”. Her husband died of a heart attack in 2004.
The Republican-controlled Congress a year ago revoked Obama-era regulations meant to make it harder for those with severe mental illness to pass Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks for guns, saying the rule deprived the mentally ill of their gun rights. Cruz’s family lawyer has said the teenager owned one. “Our goal tonight is to show those people in Florida that this really matters to us and we’re willing to do anything”. I can’t believe it. Their son is a current student at the high school, who was there during the shooting. “I never met him”.
Cruz moved in with the family of a friend in Pompano Beach after his adoptive mother died last November. “I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them”, he told BuzzFeed. “Let’s protect Barron. And let’s also protect all these other kids”, she said Friday on CNN, her voice raising to a shout.
The attorney spoke outside the home of his clients.
“They let him live here because he didn’t have a place to live”, Lewis told the network. Authorities obtained a search warrant for Cruz’s room. He stated, “In times of tragedy, the bonds that sustain us are those of family, faith, community, and country”. Economou said many of their friends are devastated, traumatized, and don’t know when they’ll be going back to school. He is just as heartbroken and shocked as everyone else.