The Parkland school shooter was actually texting his friend right before he massacred 17 people, telling him he had ‘big news’ but refused to elaborate:
NY POST – Confessed mass murderer Nikolas Cruz texted a pal minutes before going on a shooting rampage at his former Florida high school that he had “big” news — but added it was “nothing bad,” according to a disturbing new report.
Cruz sent the chilling text messages to the teenage son of the Snead family, which was housing the deranged 19-year-old before he shot dead 17 people using an AR-15 rifle at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day, the Palm Beach Post reported.
The 17-year-old Snead teen received the messages while he was in class at Stoneman Douglas at around 2 p.m. — about 20 minutes before the massacre, Jim Lewis, an attorney for the family, told the news outlet.
Cruz first asked what class the teen son was in and who his teacher was, Lewis said.
When the teen told Cruz his teacher was one of the coaches, Cruz asked him to ask the coach if he remembered Cruz. The coach was not among the dead.
Minutes later, Cruz texted to say he was going to see a movie.
He then “made some kind of comment that, ‘I’ve got something big to tell you,’” Lewis told the Palm Beach Post.
When the teen son questioned what the news was, Cruz replied: “No big deal. Nothing bad.”
Lewis said that the by 2:18 p.m., the texting stopped and the last text Cruz sent was only the word: “Yo,” the report said. The Snead son texted back multiple times, but never got a response — and then gunfire erupted.
In my mind this is just more proof for prosecutors to demand the death penalty. Cruz not only planned the shooting, but it sounds like he was trying to make sure his friend wouldn’t be in the line of fire when he started shooting. And he was already gloating about it before it even happened.
What a demented scumbag.