“Nikolas Cruz, the suspect in Wednesday’s horrific massacre at a Florida high school, was allegedly reported to the FBI in September after he left a comment on a bail bondsman’s YouTube channel saying that he was going to be a ‘professional school shooter,'” thegatewaypundit.com reports. Here’s a video from the bondsman, Ben Bennight, where he details the sequence of events . . .
“I looked up the number to my local field office and I called and left them a message. The next day I had two FBI agents standing in my office taking down the information and copies of the screenshot. They were asking me questions that of course I couldn’t answer. All it was on my channel was a comment, people leave pretty heinous comments on a pretty regular basis,” Bennight says in the video.
Bennight didn’t hear anything more from the FBI until yesterday, after Cruz opened fire on Parkland, Florida’s high school. Agents visited the Mississippi bail bondsman to ask him for more information.
“I would like to think they were already investigating this guy and they had him at the top of their radar and that’s how they ended up contacting me so quickly,” Bennight says. “I wish I could have given them more information, but it was just a comment on my channel.”
So the feds knew about Cruz’s desire to shoot up a school — however preliminary or fanciful his plan was at the time of posting. What did the Fibbies do about it, exactly? Clearly — through concluded retroactively — not enough.
Keep in mind that the FBI also had Florida Pulse spree killer Omar Mateen on their radar before his attack. While remembering that all Americans should be considered innocent until proven guilty.