The alleged Parkland shooter may have had multiple run-ins with the law over the years, as law enforcement officers visited his home 39 times during a seven-year period.
CNN obtained documents revealing police officers had shown up to the home of Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 39 times since 2010 for a variety of calls ranging from “mentally ill person,” “child/elderly abuse,” “domestic disturbance,” and “missing person.”
It remains uncertain if the shooter was the source of those calls, as many of the calls are described as “no written report.”
An attorney for the family noted that the family had noticed some signs of depression after Cruz’s adopted mother died.
“Obviously, he’d lost his mom. But they helped him get a job at a Dollar Tree store. They got him going to an adult education so he could try to get his GED and he seemed to be doing better,” attorney Jim Lewis said.
The FBI admitted that it was aware of certain warning signs coming from Cruz, but did not follow proper protocols to follow up on the tips and see what type of threat Cruz might pose to those around him. The FBI apparently received a January tip about Cruz owning a gun and expressing a desire to kill people, but the information was never passed to the Miami field office.
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