FBI Tipster Transcript Leaked: Cruz Will "Get Into A School And Shoot The Place Up": Full Text

Update: Amid public demands for transparency, the Broward Police have released the full list of 23 calls for service to the  home of attacker Nikolas Cruz, in a desperate bid to deflect criticism over handling the Parkland school shooting. The final call, however, just like the transcript from the January 5 call discussed below, shows that serious concerns were not acted on.

“In the interest of full transparency, we are making available the list of all 23 calls for service at the Cruz home,” the sheriff’s office said in a Friday tweet. “18 involved Nikolas Cruz. None appeared arrestable under Florida law. However, two of the calls remain under internal investigation.”

As color coded in the list, the most serious warning came on November 30, 2017, when a caller located in Massachusetts advised that Cruz was collecting knives and was likely to conduct a school shooting. The caller was concerned Cruz would kill himself and “be a school shooter in the making.” They believed that Cruz’s weapons were kept at a friend's house.

The incident was categorized as ‘suspicious’ by Broward County Police but no report was initiated, according to the document. That call is now under Internal Affairs review and investigation, the document shows

In two incidents from 2012, Nikolas fought with his brother, Zachary, and hit his mother, Linda Cruz, with a plastic vacuum cleaner hose. In 2013, Linda told police Nikolas threw her against a wall because she confiscated his Xbox games console. The following year, he punched the wall after she took away the Xbox again. Later, in 2014, a neighbor reported Nikolas had shot at his chickens with an airsoft rifle, a replica of a real gun that shoots plastic pellets. In a "suspicious incident" recorded in 2016, an Instagram report said that Cruz was going to “shoot up a school.” The Instagram post involved a picture of guns.

A pdf of the full list of service calls can be found at the following link.

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Earlier

A person close to Nikolas Cruz, the teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentines day, warned the FBI she was concerned Cruz would "get into a school and just shoot the place up," according to a leaked transcript of her call to the bureau's tip line one month before the massacre.

The transcript, seen by the Wall Street Journal, provides chilling detail about the woman’s efforts on January 5, just over a month before the February 14 tragedy, to warn authorities about Nikolas Cruz’s propensity for violence and his troubled past.

Tragically, the FBI was busier with other things.

“You know, it’s just so much,” said the caller. “I know he’s—he’s going to explode.” The woman said she was making the call because she wanted a “clear conscience if he takes off and, and just starts shooting places up,” according to the transcripts which were reviewed by the Wall Street Journal. 

The caller also mentioned that Cruz dressed up as a ninja or an ISIS fighter, according to the WSJ.

While the FBI last week acknowledged receiving such a call, the transcript, and the stark nature of the caller’s precise warnings about Cruz’s disturbing actions and volatile temperament, previously hasn’t been made public.

“It’s alarming to see these pictures and to know what he’s capable of doing and what could happen,” the caller continued. “He’s [been] thrown out of all these schools because he would pick up a chair and just throw it at somebody, a teacher or a student, because he didn’t like the way they were talking to him.”

She also said that Cruz was due to inherit $25,000 a year, from a life insurance policy, and she was worried that he would spend it on guns.

Psychopath

The concerned Cruz acquaintance also told the FBI that he mutilated frogs, and at least on one occasion, a bird. 

He brought the bird into the house,” she recounted. “He threw it on his mother’s kitchen counter and he started cutting it up. He has all kinds of hunting knives. I don’t know what knife he used, though. And he started cutting the bird up, and his mother…said, ‘What’re you doing?’ And he says, ‘I want to see what’s inside.’”

The caller then said, “That to me would be a red flag.

Apparently not so much to the FBI, which admitted last week that it failed to forward the call to the Miami field office for investigation. 

The FBI also admitted that the Bureau had investigated a school shooting threat made on YouTube last year but could not identify person behind it - despite Nikolas Cruz using his real name to sign the threat which quite literally says "Im going to be a professional school shooter."

The man who reported Cruz, Ben Bennight, spoke with the FBI last year for about 20 minutes, and there was no follow-up from the FBI after that initial conversation.

Then, Bennight told CBS that he again spoke with the FBI on Wednesday night for about 20 minutes. They wanted to know if he knew anything more after first reporting the YouTube video last year. He said the same agent/agents he spoke with last year came to his home Wednesday.

Furthermore, as we reported earlier today, CNN's FOIA of Broward County 911 records has produced a steady stream of scoops about Parkland, Fla. school shooter Nikolas Cruz fleshing out much of what is publicly known about Cruz's background and the various reports made warning the FBI and other authorities about his threatening behavior.

The police were warned about Cruz's violent past - that he'd "used a gun against people before" and had "put the gun to others' heads in the past" - but still they did nothing.

The FBI last week issued a statement disclosing that the call wasn’t passed on to its Miami field office for investigation.

“Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life,” the FBI said. “The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami field office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.”

The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating why the lead wasn’t followed up.

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In addition to the FBI's monumental failure and a steady stream of 911 calls about Cruz, video evidence revealed that an armed Broward County resource deputy stationed at Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine's day massacre did "nothing" during the shooting - instead waiting outside as a gunman opened fire on students and teachers. 

The officer, Scot Peterson, resigned shortly after being placed on leave. 

"We're not going to disclose the video at this time, and we may never disclose the video depending on the prosecution and the criminal case,"said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. 

"These families lost their children, we lost coaches. I've been to the funerals. I've been to the homes where they're sitting shiva. I've been to the vigils. It's just, there are no words."

When asked by a reporter what the deputy should have done, the Sheriff replied "Went in. Address the killer. Kill the killer." 

Meanwhile, the anti-2nd Amendment crowd continues to peddle children around to try and strip law abiding Americans of their right to bear arms - ignoring the fact that had the FBI and Broward County authorities simply done their jobs, 17 people would still be with us. 

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The full leaked FBI transcript is below (pdf link):

Comments

Croesus Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:21 Permalink

The CIA strikes again!

What will they think up next? Toddlers armed with RPG's?

It's interesting how there always seems to be a brand-new, well-funded, and well-organized group ready to pick up the "We need to get rid of everybody's guns, NOW" fight, immediately after one of these shootings.

It's also funny how Libtards see no problems with Armed Guards in:

- Banks
- Museums
- Casinos
- Sports arenas

But somehow think that having armed guards in schools (where "The Children" are) is a bad idea. (Remember to throw that little fact in a Libtard's face, every time they talk about "Doing it 'for The Children'")

Also, it's funny how at THIS particular event, there WAS an armed deputy, but he didn't respond at all...

Just a little Too Convenient, methinks.

@ The Gun-Grabbers:

Give it the hell up, already. Nobody who owns them, has any plans to turn them in, regardless of how many sobbing, blubbering teenagers you parade in front of us, or what your bought-and-paid-for activist judges or shill scumbag politicians codify into law. The only result you'll get, is an angry group of people, who will start shooting at you. Laughably, you think "Gun Violence" is a problem now; you ain't nothing yet, suckers.

NoDebt Billy the Poet Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:41 Permalink

If you add up the number of things that went wrong to lead to this tragedy it's mind-boggling.  This incident hovers somewhere between "nobody gave a shit" and "they wanted this to happen".  

Having been around the block with trouble a few times myself I'm used to 3-4 things going wrong at once.  Happens more than you might think.  In this case it numbers in the dozens.  That's pretty hard to swallow.

 

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Bigly Mr. Universe Sat, 02/24/2018 - 02:50 Permalink

The kid is a pawn.

One could be forgiven if they thought money and federal aid was a motivation. Read this link (I posted in the other thread) and weep. MONEY.

Q: Does this city or county need funds badly???? Any local zh person in FL know? Do they need a new school, or to hire more administrators?

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-sandy-hook-shooting-two-year…

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the artist Mr. Universe Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:47 Permalink

You are correct. This LEO was concerned only about his retirement, his skin, his family. We need to arm the people who feel the same way but are actually in danger and in a position to do something about it. 

A solution is to deputize some teachers and admins as US Marshals. They would get the same training, nobody would know who was packing but everyone would know that some mystery person was armed and ready for business. 

They would get the same pay and benefits as well and that would send even the most Libtarded drama teacher clamoring for the position. 

Exactly like the system on US air flights. Nobody seems frightened that a US Air Marshal will accidentally shoot someone or intervene with deadly force in a boy and girl fight or drunk passenger or go berserk and hijack the plane...Somehow having armed officers is acceptable in that scenario but not in this one.

Maybe we should refer to these incidents as "School Hijacker" instead of school shooter. Then we can get some sane response. 

 

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snblitz Mr. Universe Sat, 02/24/2018 - 14:00 Permalink

While the courts have ruled that this police have no legal responsibility to actually do their job, it is not the courts purview to decide such things.

In a contract for employment the terms and liabilities are determined by the parties to the contract.

Contract law does not change because a government or municipal agency is involved.  We are **all** equal before the law.

What the courts have more specifically said is that you or the police cannot be held responsible for the criminal acts of third parties.

However, this "finding" generally only applies to governments. Go look at what is happening to MGM in Las Vegas.

The question finally comes down to: "If I hire you to protect me from criminal acts, do I get a refund if you fail?"

 

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BlackChicken CheapBastard Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:30 Permalink

Hillary can go fuck herself CB.

This whole thing reeks SO bad, it’s an absolute disgrace.  Four chicken shit cops stood there while kids were being slaughtered, all to push the anti-gun mantra.  

All 4 of them need to be kicked out of our country, heck we could send them to France.

And these bastards want our guns?  Good luck with that shit.

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Kidbuck ironmace Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:57 Permalink

Evil triumphs when good men do nothing. It is the job of every citizen, not just paid government employees, to stop nuts like Cruz. Someone concerned citizen could have easily taken the young man aside and counseled him. Then, if in time the lesson didn't take, gone full Dexter on him. 

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cheka Sanity Bear Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:40 Permalink

time to investigate sheriff israel.  it is leading a notoriously corrupt org.  also read that kosher nostra runs that town.  and lets look at all of the nyc.dc connections - there are almost always connections in these big events

shooter -- nyc

sheriff -- nyc

hoggs -- dc (fbi)

shooter living with -- dc (military intel)

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business as stusual Billy the Poet Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:57 Permalink

Arming the teachers is not a good solution. Hire former Special Forces soldiers, gear them up, have panic buttons in every school room that notifies the guards instantaneously. Have ALL ENTRANCES highly secure and guarded by said soldiers. Have metal detectors at each and every entrance. If the panic button gets hit, instant response with deadly force, no negotiation, no nothing. Instant death. Even the craziest of crazies will not want to step into that potential shit storm. They may be crazy, but I doubt they are suicidal. It has yet to be determined if in fact Cruz was even the shooter. Hopefully because TPTB fucked this one up so badly we may finally get some real answers, and hold the real culprits accountable.

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Abaco Billy the Poet Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:53 Permalink

This should be kept in perspective.  Just as we don't paint every 17 year old with the guilt of Cruz so we shouldn't paint every cop with the guilt of these cowards.  Four (probably more) were cowards.  Far more, especially from Coral Springs, ran right in.  Just as the four cowards should be fired, strip of any pension claims, and pissed on in public every day until they die, the officers who ran in to try and stop the killing should be saluted and never have to pay for a beer in public again.

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