Fla. School Shooter Was on FBI's Radar Last Fall

FBI warned of threat from You Tube user named Nikolas Cruz last year report

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"No other information was included with that comment which would indicate a time, location or the true identity of the person who made the comment", Lasky said during a news conference.

A YouTube user named Nikolas Cruz left a chilling comment on a video by a MS bail bondsman using the screen name Ben the Bondsman.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were reportedly warned about the alleged Florida high school shooter's plans months prior to the February 14 massacre, reports the New York Daily News. "I'm going to be a professional school shooter", wrote a "Nikolas Cruz", whose profile did not have a photo.

"You know, people leave pretty heinous comments on a pretty regular basis on this channel and I really didn't think anything of it, but what I did think was, you know, this comment said, 'I am going to be a professional school shooter, ' and I knew that I couldn't just ignore that", Bennight said in his video posted Wednesday.

According to Bennight, FBI agents from the MS field office were at his George County home questioning him within 24 hours after he reported the comment to authorities.

Cruz opened fire with an AR-15 Wednesday at a Florida high school, killing at least 17 people.

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The suspect reportedly fled school grounds, and was able to escape by blending in with other students who were running to safety. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told the Miami Herald the school had expelled Cruz a year ago for "disciplinary reasons".

He also reported the comment to YouTube, which deleted it from the video page. Bennight received a call from a Mississippi FBI field office and then received another call from an FBI agent in Miami. "I didn't. They took a copy of the screenshot and that was the last I heard from them".

"They came to my office the next morning and asked me if I knew anything about the person", Bennight told BuzzFeed News.

"I imagine, from there, they did a pretty thorough investigation and tried to find out who this person was, but you guys know how the internet is and how screen names are ..."

Following the tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting, Americans are asking themselves: Could it have been prevented?

BuzzFeed News first reported that the YouTube vlogger says he made the warning.

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