The FBI was reportedly warned about the dangerous aspirations of 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz who killed 17 of his former peers at a Florida high school on Wednesday.
CNN reports the FBI was contacted about the 17-year-old in September. The former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student commented on a video on the site saying he was going to be “a professional school shooter.”
YouTube video blogger Ben Bennight informed the FBI about Cruz’s post.
“There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus,” a math teacher told the Miami Herald.
Yet, on Thursday, President Trump placed the blame on his peers who suspected the student was dangerous.
“So many signs that the Florida shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behavior,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. “Neighbors and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!”
Trump wrote the tweet as an addition to a Tuesday tweet about the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals act in an apparent attempt to further his anti-immigration agenda although Cruz’s ethnic background and origin have not been determined.
Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.