By Luis Miguel. Disgraced former Broward Sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson is embroiled in further questions about his handling of last month’s school shooting.
Documents obtained by the Associated Press show that Peterson and two school counselors recommended in September 2016 that shooter Nikolas Cruz be involuntarily committed for mental evaluation. Had Peterson followed through, Cruz would likely have been unable to legally purchase firearms.
The documents, provided by Henderson Behavioral Health as part of Cruz’s case, were part of a psychological assessment that began after Cruz’s since-deceased mother, Lynda, discovered that he had punched holes in the wall at home . . .
The report of a September 28, 2016 interview read that Cruz “cut his arms 3-4 weeks ago and states that this is the only time he has ever cut. (Cruz) states that he cut because he was lonely, states that he had broken up with his girlfriend and reports that his grades had fallen. (Cruz) states that he is better now, reports that he is no longer lonely and states that his grades have gone back up.” . . .
If Cruz had been institutionalized, it would have appeared on his record and constituted a major red flag at the moment of trying to buy a gun. (Read more from “New Report Describing Events Leading up to Parkland Shooting Blows up Gun Control Argument” HERE)
Zachary Cruz, Parkland Massacre Suspect’s Brother, Arrested for Trespassing at School
By Fox News. Zachary Cruz, the brother of the suspect who killed 17 people on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was arrested Monday for trespassing on the school’s property.
Cruz, 18, “unlawfully entered the school grounds” around 4:50 p.m. on Monday, according to a report from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said that despite warnings not to enter the Stoneman Douglas campus, Cruz went through locked doors and gates and rode his skateboard throughout the property — all of which was captured on security footage.
Cruz, according to the arrest report, wanted to “Reflect on the school shooting and to soak it in.” He was charged with trespassing. (Read more from “Zachary Cruz, Parkland Massacre Suspect’s Brother, Arrested for Trespassing at School” HERE)