D'Iberville bail bondsman alerts Federal Bureau of Investigation about school shooting comment

D'Iberville bail bondsman alerts Federal Bureau of Investigation about school shooting comment
D'Iberville bail bondsman alerts Federal Bureau of Investigation about school shooting comment
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16 February, 2018

Ben Bennight, a bail bondsman in MS who goes by the name Ben the Bondsman, said that he received a terrifying comment from a user called Nikolas Cruz under a video in September. The comment said, 'I'm going to be a professional school shooter.' No other information was included in the comment which would indicate a particular time, location, or the true identity of the person who posted the comment.

The FBI was warned five months ago about a possible school shooting from a YouTube comment made by a user named Nikolas Cruz.

"I think in today's online world, it is very hard to narrow down who does what without more information", Bennight told CNN's Jake Tapper later Thursday, "and unfortunately, I wasn't able to provide them with much".

The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, 19, allegedly gunned down students and staff with a rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland shortly before 3 p.m. after activating a fire alarm, sending people outside unaware of what was to come, officials said. "The FBI conducted database reviews, checks but was unable to further identify the person who actually made the comment".

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Law enforcement and state and federal officials spoke to reporters Thursday about the latest developments in Wednesday's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The comment on YouTube has since been pulled down.

KTVU reached out to YouTube regarding a Nikolas Cruz account which appeared to be active until Wednesday but was closed because of violent content that violated company policy.

Thanks to a Los Angeles researcher, efforts to paint the accused Florida shooter as a DACA recipient are going down in flames. The FBI's special agent in charge of the investigation, Rob Lasky, confirmed that the agency had been alerted to a posting on YouTube late past year by a Nikolas Cruz, bragging... "I didn't. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them".

The FBI was not commenting on Thursday morning, CBS News' Andy Triay reports.


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