Reports: Florida school shooting suspect followed ‘Syrian resistance groups’

According to reports released Wednesday, Nicolas Cruz, the suspect who walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and opened fire, was “fascinated by guns” and followed “Syrian resistance groups” on social media.

“If you look at things like his Instagram page, you can see he’s fascinated by guns. We don’t know the type of weapon, we don’t know the power of the weapon. But we know that this suspect, if in fact it is him, is fascinated by guns, is fascinated by gun groups,” said Fox News reporter Trace Gallagher.

“He’s also following resistance groups, like Syrian Resistance groups and fighter groups out of Iraq and, we should also note that a couple days ago, as far as a week ago, that he was involved in a Youtube chat room conversation about bombs or building bombs,” he added.

According to the Daily Wire:

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The suspect’s full-name, Nicolas de Jesus Cruz, was identified by the Miami Herald, which interviewed a former math teacher about the suspect.

“We were told last year that he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him,” math teacher Jim Gard told the Herald, noting that the suspect had been in his class last year. “There were problems with him last year threatening students, and I guess he was asked to leave campus.”

The UK Daily Mail further reported:

The teenager had been expelled from the school for unknown ‘disciplinary reasons’. Authorities have already started dissecting his social media accounts and reported that some of things he had been posting was ‘very disturbing’.

According to Kit Daniels, the photos seemed to reference Communism and possibly ISIS.

The Facebook-owned Instragram account believe to be linked to Cruz, however, was pulled, Lucian Wintrich and others said.

Reports also said that Cruz was a troubled child.

The Daily Mail added:

Traumatized students said that once they heard reports of a mass shooting at the school they knew it would be Cruz, while one teacher said he had been identified as a potential threat to his classmates last year.

Matthew Walker, a 17-year-old student at the school, told WFOR-TV that all his classmates ‘knew it was going to be him.’

‘A lot of people were saying it was going to be him,’ he said. ‘A lot of kids threw jokes around saying that he was going to be the one to shoot up the school. It turns out that everyone predicted it. That’s crazy.’

‘He was going class to class just shooting at random kids,’ he said. ‘Everything he posts (on social media) is about weapons. It’s sick.’

Meanwhile, leftists are blaming the NRA and Congressional Republicans, apparently upset they have not taken action to repeal the Second Amendment.

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