The FBI was notified about a “Nikolas Cruz’ who wanted to be a “professional school shooter” back in September, according to reports.
BuzzFeed reports that a YouTube user named Ben Bennight tipped off the FBI about a comment left by a “Nikolas Cruz” on one of his videos that read, “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”
Bennight immediately contacted the FBI and spoke with agents the following day.
“They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person. I didn’t. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them,” he told BuzzFeed.
Nikolas Cruz unleashed hell on students and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida Wednesday, killing 17 people and at least 15 others.
In the aftermath of the shooting, the FBI contacted Bennight was again.
Thirty minutes after Cruz was taken into custody, an FBI agent allegedly left this voicemail on Bennight’s phone:
“I think we spoke with you in the past about a complaint that you made about someone making a comment on your YouTube channel. I just wanted to follow up with you on that and ask you a question with something that’s come up, if you wouldn’t mind giving me a ring.”
Bennight posted a video about the experience Wednesday night.