The lone gunman behind the devastating shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida told social workers of his murderous fantasies in 2014; raising more questions over whether the deadly assault could have been prevented by law enforcement months before it occurred.
According to the Miami Herald, 19-year old Nikolas Cruz informed his school therapist that he had “dark fantasies” and “dreams” of murdering fellow teenagers and being “covered in blood.”
“A May 3, 2014, notation in a Broward County schools psychiatric file said Cruz ‘reported [a dream] last week of him killing people and covered in blood. He smiled and told the therapist that sometimes he says things for shock value,” writes the Herald.
Following the revelation, administrators at the Cross Creek School -where Cruz was enrolled at the time- developed a “safety plan” to cope with the young man’s erratic behavior; including the removal of sharp objects and encouraging him to “verbalize” his mental health issues.
The startling new revelation raises more red flags and fuels speculation that local law enforcement and the FBI could have prevented the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 individuals and injured scores more.