No points for creativity on shooting a bunch of people on Valentine’s Day. It’s been done. And with more panache.
Unlike most shootings, when the neighbors will invariably say, “He was a quiet man. Never thought he’d do this, etc.”, this case is far more disturbing because authorities were alerted, but failed to act. Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder, reportedly left a comment on a YouTube video last year stating: “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.”
A user alerted authorities to the post. Teachers were also warned about Mr Cruz, who was not allowed on campus with a backpack, US media report. The FBI said it had investigated the YouTube comment but had been unable to fully identify the person who posted it.
I’m sure the authorities didn’t want to risk damaging Cruz’ self-esteem, or some such other liberal psychobabble, rather than confront the issue. Here is someone who clearly stated his intent, and made enough people uncomfortable with his behavior that they said something. If ever something could have been prevented, it was this.