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Florida’s mass shooters were on law enforcement’s radar. Could they have been stopped?

Miami Herald

Those who knew Nikolas Cruz and his history of anti-social behavior expressed little shock when he was identified as the shooter at Florida’s deadliest school massacre. “From past experiences, he seemed like the kind of kid who would do…

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'You're all going to die.' Nikolas Cruz made cellphone videos plotting Parkland attack.

Miami Herald

Nikolas Cruz reached for his cellphone before his rifle. Sometime before killing 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, Cruz recorded three cellphone videos discussing his plan to murder students and staff. "With the…

Mar 20

Authorities considered committing future school killer Nikolas Cruz. Here’s why they didn’t.

Miami Herald

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Mar 5

Parents of Parkland school shooting victims implore Florida legislators to 'take action'

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Feb 17

To longtime friend, school shooter Nikolas Cruz was lonely, volatile, ostracized

Miami Herald

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is the jewel of Parkland, graduating top-notch students and athletes who grow up in a dignified affluence far removed from the gritty urban sprawl of Miami. Many live in vast gated communities enveloped…

Feb 16

FBI apologizes, says it failed to probe tip on school shooter Nikolas Cruz

Miami Herald

The FBI issued an extraordinary apology Friday afternoon, revealing that it had received a tip on Jan. 5, 2018, that Nikolas Cruz was acting erratically and may have been planning a school shooting. The agency failed to act on the tip.…

Feb 15

Florida school shooting suspect legally bought rifle, was reported to the FBI for online threat

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Nikolas Cruz, the expelled student charged with 17 killings at his former school in Parkland, had undergone mental-health treatment and may have been reported to the FBI for allegedly posting an online comment saying he wanted “to be a…

Feb 12

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May 16

High school playoffs heat up for South Florida teams on Tuesday

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After years of attempts, Florida Legislature approves changes to high school athletics

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