Nikolas Cruz had months before put a gun to somebody's head. Amazing how many things were missed.
In a chilling 911 call made months before Nikolas Cruz is accused of killing 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school, a woman he was staying with expressed concern that the 19-year-old would harm her or her family.
After Cruz's mother died on November 1, he and his 17-year-old brother lived with a family friend, Roxanne Deschamps, at a trailer in Lantana, Fla. On Nov. 28, Deschamps called 911 when Cruz became violent. In the 911 call, obtained by WPTV, Deschamps told the operator that her son threw Cruz out of their trailer after he punched walls and her son.
"I'm afraid if he comes back, and he has a lot of weapons," Deschamps told 911. "He has a weapon that he is going to get at Dick's right now, because he purchased it."
The 911 call is just one of many calls about Cruz that law enforcement received in the months and years leading up to last week's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Deschamps told the dispatcher she thought Cruz may have buried a weapon in her backyard.
“He put the gun on the head of his brother before, so not the first time, and he did that to his mother… It’s not the first time he’s put a gun on someone’s head," she said.
According to WPTV, Cruz also called 911, and said that "someone attacked" him.
"They said they were going to gut me if I came back,” Cruz told the dispatcher, adding that he lost his temper and was punching walls, when the "kid came at" him and threw him out of the house.
Cruz told the dispatcher he didn't know where he was because he was new to the area.
"The thing is I lost my mother a couple weeks ago, so I am dealing with a bunch of things right now," Cruz told the 911 dispatcher in a shaky voice.