Donald Trump has called the 19-year-old who carried out a deadly shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday “mentally disturbed” and claimed that classmates knew he was “a big problem.”
The president tweeted this morning saying Nikolas Cruz—who was charged before dawn with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder—was expelled from his school for “bad and erratic behavior” and that people “must always report such instances to authorities.”
Details are still emerging about the killer. The Miami Herald reported that Cruz was expelled after coming into school with bullets in his backpack, and a number of social-media posts attributed to the suspect have been seen as potential warning signs that he was planning a mass shooting.
The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel report