Parents of Parkland shoot victim accuse US government

The parents of a victim of a victim in Parkland bring a complaint against the US government and claim that the FBI should have acted on a tip that shooter Nikolas Cruz & # 39; the school was going to shoot at & # 39 ;.

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Philip and April Schentrup, whose 16-year-old daughter Carmen was one of Cruz's 17 executions at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last year, claim that the FBI has failed to investigate the anonymous tip.

According to the legal complaint, a woman who knew Cruz a month before the attack on the FBI tip line said, "I know he's going to explode," but despite this, the case claims that the FBI has not taken any action with the information it received. & # 39;

Tragic: Carmen was one of the 17 students who were executed by Cruz at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last year. Her parents, Philip and April Schentrup, have filed a lawsuit against the US government for failing to investigate a tip that Cruz was a serious danger

Tragic: Carmen was one of the 17 students who were executed by Cruz at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last year. Her parents, Philip and April Schentrup, have filed a lawsuit against the US government for failing to investigate a tip that Cruz was a serious danger

The lawsuit mentions a series of & # 39; red flags & # 39; on which the authorities have not taken action, claiming numerous complaints about Cruz & # 39; s tendency to violence, including the hoarding of weapons, mental health problems and a strong desire to carry out an attack.

The litany of alleged failures by authorities includes:

  • In January 2013, Cruz's mother, Lynda Cruz, called Broward County's Sheriff & # 39; s Office after her son threw her against a wall. She reported her son's anger issues.
  • In February 2016, the Broward County Sheriff received a report from an unnamed neighbor who said that Cruz posted photos of himself with weapons on Instagram, and expressed a desire to perform a shooting.
  • In September 2016, a school supplies officer reported to the sheriff's office that Cruz had swallowed gas in an attempt to commit suicide and was cutting himself.
  • In September 2016, the Florida Department of Children and Families opened a case about Cruz, which made him & # 39; a vulnerable adult due to a mental illness & # 39; called. He noted that he intended to buy a gun, but & # 39; it is unknown what he buys gun for & # 39 ;.
  • In January 2017, Cruz was reported for an attack on Stoneman Douglas and referred to a threat analysis, according to the school's discipline records.
  • In February 2017, Cruz bought the AR-15 which he used for the recordings of Sunrise Tactical Supply in Coral Springs, Florida.
  • On November 30, 2017, the Sheriff & # 39; s Office of Broward County received a tip from a caller in Massachusetts who said that Cruz collected weapons and knives.
  • A month before the shooting, the FBI received another tip with the warning that Cruz would do a shooting.
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With a list of more than 60 & # 39; red flags & # 39; The complaint claims that Cruz was well known to the authorities and that several sources had reported him as a potential threat.

Gifted and talented: Carmen was a gifted student who was named as a semi-final in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. They, along with 16 other students and faculty, were killed by Cruz on February 14, 2018

Gifted and talented: Carmen was a gifted student who was named as a semi-final in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. They, along with 16 other students and faculty, were killed by Cruz on February 14, 2018

Gifted and talented: Carmen was a gifted student who was named as a semi-final in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. They, along with 16 other students and faculty, were killed by Cruz on February 14, 2018

Nikolas Cruz sits in court during a status hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nikolas Cruz sits in court during a status hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nikolas Cruz sits in court during a status hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Nikolas Cruz

Nikolas Cruz

Nikolas Cruz

Nikolas Cruz

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On January 5, 2018, the lawsuit claims that the FBI was approached by a concerned member of the public who reported the behavior of the then 18-year-old, warning that Cruz & # 39; had the mental capacity of a 12 to 14-year-old & # 39;

On January 5, 2018, the lawsuit alleges that the FBI was approached by a concerned member of the public that reported the behavior of the then 18-year-old, warning that Cruz & # 39; had the mental capacity of a 12 to 14-year-old. & # 39;

The caller said that Cruz's mother had recently died and as a result the boy was behaving irregularly and showing violent and suicidal behavior.

She explained that Cruz had recently taken advantage of his desire to kill other people and that he had posted them on his Instagram before he deleted the statement two days later.

The caller also said that Cruz & # 39; so in ISIS & # 39; and that she was & # 39; afraid … that something was going to happen & # 39 ;.

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She also claimed that Cruz, after his mother's death, took money from her bank account and brought all these guns and ammunition and posted photos of it on the Instagram.

Students keep their hands in the air while being evacuated by the police of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Students keep their hands in the air while being evacuated by the police of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Students keep their hands in the air while being evacuated by the police of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Students keep their hands in the air while being evacuated by the police of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Students keep their hands in the air while being evacuated by the police of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

Students keep their hands in the air while being evacuated by the police of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland

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Despite the extensive list of concerns, it is claimed that the FBI did not follow up and even closed an earlier file without investigation & # 39; without any further follow-up or warning to local law enforcement authorities & # 39 ;.

Cruz & # 39; s behavior had aroused fear in the people who knew him for at least two years prior to the shooting.

The teenager regularly posted Instagram images of his arsenal of weapons, including pistols and guns, and shared a horrible image of a dismantled frog he had killed.

According to the lawsuit, his school, the local sheriff's office, and the FBI were all informed of his threatening behavior, but failed to prevent the massacre.

The FBI even received an e-mail five months before the attack warning them that someone with the username & # 39; Nikolas Cruz & # 39; posted a comment on YouTube with the message & # 39; I'm going to be a professional school star & # 39 ;.

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Again, the lawsuit claims that the FBI did not properly investigate the claims.

Suent under the Florida Wrongful Death Statute, and the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Schentrups are looking for unspecified damages for their losses, including for & # 39; mental pain and suffering & # 39 ;, & # 39; medical and funeral expenses & # 39; and & # 39; lost income & # 39 ;.

Lethal: security camera & # 39; s caught the shooter sneaking up the halls of high school in Florida

Lethal: security camera & # 39; s caught the shooter sneaking up the halls of high school in Florida

Lethal: security camera & # 39; s caught the shooter sneaking up the halls of high school in Florida

Warning Signs: The disturbed teenager showed a tendency to violence on Instagram

Warning Signs: The disturbed teenager showed a tendency to violence on Instagram

Warning Signs: The disturbed teenager showed a tendency to violence on Instagram

Buying weapons: the shooter did not hide his desire to buy deadly weapons

Buying weapons: the shooter did not hide his desire to buy deadly weapons

Buying weapons: the shooter did not hide his desire to buy deadly weapons

Carmen was a gifted student who was named as a semi-final in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

They, along with 16 other students and faculty, were killed by Cruz on February 14, 2018.

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In the aftermath of the shooting, it also appeared that former Broward Sheriff & Scot Peterson's deputy did not go to school during the shooting.

Twended the & # 39; Broward Coward & # 39 ;, April Schentrup, tweeted at that time: & # 39; Scot Peterson, if you really wanted the shooter & # 39; & # 39 ;, then you should have gone to the building and to the sound of gunshots.

& # 39; Not only that, you also prevent others from seeing him & # 39; found & # 39; by saying they should stay away. We have LOST our children and loved ones! & # 39;

Family photo of Carmen Schentrup, including her parents April and Philip Schentrup

Family photo of Carmen Schentrup, including her parents April and Philip Schentrup

Family photo of Carmen Schentrup, including her parents April and Philip Schentrup

Distraught: April Schentrup spoke out against gun violence in the aftermath of the shooting
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Distraught: April Schentrup spoke out against gun violence in the aftermath of the shooting

Distraught: April Schentrup spoke out against gun violence in the aftermath of the shooting

Parkland victims remembered: the 14 students and three teachers who died on February 14, 2018

Jaime Guttenberg, 14, was described by family members as a kind-hearted, kind-hearted & # 39; girl. She attended the school with her younger brother who survived and then rushed home.

Jaime Guttenberg, 14, was described by family members as a kind-hearted, kind-hearted & # 39; girl. She attended the school with her younger brother who survived and then rushed home.

Senior Nicholas Dworet was a gifted swimmer who had set his sights on the success of the 2020 Olympics. His ruined fellow student is one of those who regretted his death. Friends said he was not just a talented athlete, but a & # 39; good guy & # 39; who will be missed

Senior Nicholas Dworet was a gifted swimmer who had set his sights on the success of the 2020 Olympics. His ruined fellow student is one of those who regretted his death. Friends said he was not just a talented athlete, but a & # 39; good guy & # 39; who will be missed

Jaime Guttenberg, 14, (left) was described by family members as a kind-hearted, kind-hearted & # 39; girl. Senior Nicholas Dworet (right) was a gifted swimmer who had set his sights on the success of the Olympic Games in 2020. His ruined fellow student is one of those who regret his death. Friends said he was not just a talented athlete, but a & # 39; good guy & # 39; who will be missed

Martin Duque, 14, was a first-year student
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Martin Duque, 14, was a first-year student

Weide Pollack, 18, prepared for college

Weide Pollack, 18, prepared for college

Martin Duque, 14, (left) was a first-year student. Weide Pollack, 18, (right) prepared for the university

Cara Loughran, 14, loved Irish dances and the beach

Cara Loughran, 14, loved Irish dances and the beach

Alyssa Alhadeff, 15, was praised by her mother who said she was a talented footballer and a creative mind. & # 39; All she had to offer the world was love ... I just sent her to school and she was shot and killed & # 39;

Alyssa Alhadeff, 15, was praised by her mother who said she was a talented footballer and a creative mind. & # 39; All she had to offer the world was love ... I just sent her to school and she was shot and killed & # 39;

Cara Loughran, 14, (left) loved Irish dances and the beach. Alyssa Alhadeff, 15, (right) was praised by her mother who said she was a talented footballer and a creative mind. & # 39; All she had to offer the world was love … I just sent her to school and she was shot and killed & # 39;

Luke Hoyer, 15, was described as a & # 39; precious & # 39; child by his grandparents, who said he was a & # 39; good boy & # 39; was that & # 39; never ran into problems & # 39;

Luke Hoyer, 15, was described as a & # 39; precious & # 39; child by his grandparents, who said he was a & # 39; good boy & # 39; was that & # 39; never ran into problems & # 39;

Joaquin Oliver, 17, was a Venezuelan immigrant who came to the US with his family for a & # 39; better future & # 39;

Joaquin Oliver, 17, was a Venezuelan immigrant who came to the US with his family for a & # 39; better future & # 39;

Luke Hoyer (left), 15, was described by his grandparents as a & # 39; precious & # 39; child, that said he was a & # 39; good boy & # 39; was that & # 39; never ran into problems & # 39 ;. Joaquin Oliver, 17, (right), was a Venezuelan immigrant who came to the US with his family for a & # 39; better future & # 39;

Gina Montalto, 15, was described as a & # 39; light and joy & # 39 ;. She volunteered for a local project called The Friendship Initiative as a buddy for children with special needs

Gina Montalto, 15, was described as a & # 39; light and joy & # 39 ;. She volunteered for a local project called The Friendship Initiative as a buddy for children with special needs

Alaina Petty, 14, was also killed. Her Mormon church said she was a & # 39; brave & # 39; was a member

Alaina Petty, 14, was also killed. Her Mormon church said she was a & # 39; brave & # 39; was a member

Gina Montalto, 15, (left) was described as a & # 39; light and joy & # 39 ;. She volunteered for a local project called The Friendship Initiative as a buddy for children with special needs. Alaina Petty, 14, (right) was also killed. Her Mormon church said she was a & # 39; brave & # 39; was a member

Carmen Schentrup, 16, was a gifted student who was named last year as a semi-final in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Carmen Schentrup, 16, was a gifted student who was named last year as a semi-final in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

ROTC student Peter Wang, 15, also died. Students said that Peter kept the door open for others while they fled

ROTC student Peter Wang, 15, also died. Students said that Peter kept the door open for others while they fled

Carmen Schentrup, 16, (left) was a gifted student who was named last year as a semi-final in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. ROTC student Peter Wang, 15, (right) also died. Students said that Peter kept the door open for others while they fled

Alex Schachter, 14, was described by his father Max as a & # 39; darling of a child & # 39; who & # 39; just wanted to do well and his parents a favor & # 39;

Alex Schachter, 14, was described by his father Max as a & # 39; darling of a child & # 39; who & # 39; just wanted to do well and his parents a favor & # 39;

Helena Ramsey, 17, was described by family members as a & # 39; reserved & # 39; and inquisitive girl who would study next year

Helena Ramsey, 17, was described by family members as a & # 39; reserved & # 39; and inquisitive girl who would study next year

Alex Schachter, 14, (left) was described by his father Max as a & # 39; darling of a child & # 39; who & # 39; just wanted to do well and would please their parents & # 39 ;. Helena Ramsey, 17, (right) was described by family members as a & # 39; reserved & # 39; and inquisitive girl who had to go to school next year

Geography Scott Beigel, 35, was shot as he tried to lock the door of his class after letting a group of students flee to hide. They ran away from the shooter

Geography Scott Beigel, 35, was shot as he tried to lock the door of his class after letting a group of students flee to hide. They ran away from the shooter

Athletic director Chris Hixon (49) was also killed by shielding students

Athletic director Chris Hixon (49) was also killed by shielding students

Geography Scott Beigel, 35, (left) was shot as he tried to lock the door of his class after he had let a group of students flee to hide. They ran away from the shooter. Athletic director Chris Hixon, 49, (right) was also killed while shielding students

Aaron Feis, 37, died as a human shield. The track coach had thrown himself at the children to prevent the bullets from hitting him. He was a former student and was also a guard at the school where he had worked for eight years

Aaron Feis, 37, died as a human shield. The track coach had thrown himself at the children to prevent the bullets from hitting him. He was a former student and was also a guard at the school where he had worked for eight years

Aaron Feis, 37, died as a human shield. The track coach had thrown himself at the children to prevent the bullets from hitting him. He was a former student and was also a guard at the school where he had worked for eight years

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