Park massacre suspect Nikolas Cruz spoke of shooting school after being expelled, the woman claims

Nikolas Cruz reportedly told a colleague of the mother of last year that he could shoot people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

(Broward County Sheriff’s Office)

Nikolas Cruz, the shooter will be charged in the Park, of Florida, mass shooting, allegedly told a colleague of the mother of last summer that he would shoot people at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School because of his expulsion.

Giovanna Cantone, according to the documents released Wednesday by Florida prosecutors, told investigators in the aftermath of the massacre that Cruz had called her at a Dollar Tree store in the Park last year.


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Cantone, according to the Sun-Sentinel, was trying to console Cruz for being kicked out of school, and told him that he could go or there are other options to get his diploma.

“Thanks for the tip,” Cantone said the 19-year-old told her. After that, he reportedly agreed that he would finish his degree, or he could go shooting.”

“Don’t talk like that, that’s not good,” Cantone said she told Cruz in the reaction. Cruz, she said, responded with: “I can go and shoot them and you know that I can shoot.”

“I don’t think he really meant it,” Cantone told detectives, but said that she was afraid and left the shop.


Cantone never reported the exchange and apologized for not doing it.

Cantone, the daughter of Ina, who worked with Cruz reportedly told investigators he made the girls uncomfortable when they would go to the store, because he would ask for their phone number. Ina said Cruz told her that he wanted to be in a relationship because he was lonely.

Cruz was in the “off” and “don’t seem all there in his head,” said the woman.

Also revealed in the documents are statements Cruz, the former neighbor and former classmate made for researchers.

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Neighbor Bruno Cardoso said that he often saw Cruz comes outside in his underwear, shooting at cans, bottles and buckets for the purpose of the practice. He said that he filmed Cruz to see a friend that Cruz would have been with a BB gun.

Cruz, according to one of his former classmates, “would find strange things … such as 666,” on a computer in a technique. The student said: “it is just I feel very creeped out and scared.”

Cruz also used the school computers to investigate how to build a nail bomb, according to the Sentinel.

Cruz is charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder. His lawyers have said that he would confess in exchange for life in prison without parole. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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