Broward County Sheriff's Office

Timeline: Months of warning signs before Florida school shooting

Timeline: Months of warning signs before Florida school shooting

Each day since the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, more revelations emerge about agencies that were warned about Nikolas Cruz but failed to act. Most recently: the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received at least two calls from people concerned that Nikolas Cruz would shoot up a school. But deputies brushed them off.

On Nov. 30, about two and a half months before Cruz killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, someone called the sheriff’s office saying Cruz “could be a school shooter in the making.”

And two years earlier, in February 2016, a tipster told the sheriff’s office “Nikolas Cruz planned to shoot up the school.” He’d only started...

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