A 19-year-old student named Nikolas Cruz walked into his high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday and opened fire with an assault rifle, killing 17 people, including teachers and students, in the deadliest school shooting in America since 2012. It turns out a lot of people knew of the dangers that Cruz presented with his behavioural issues. The police have been to see him a total of 39 times in the past seven years.

The FBI received a tip-off about Cruz last year and students used to joke that he would be “the one” to do a School Shooting. Also, the school board had been sending out emails to Cruz’s teachers to warn them about the problems with his behaviour.

According to one of the teachers at the school, Cruz would sometimes be “asked to leave campus” as he had some problems over the course of last year where he was “threatening students.”

Shooter’s lawyer says he is ‘remorseful’ about the incident

Yesterday, Cruz’s lawyer said that the shooter was “sad,” “mournful,” and “remorseful” about the incident. She described him as a “broken human being” and reports from the courthouse say that his lawyer hugged him when he first arrived. He always had a troubled home life – he was adopted and both of his adoptive parents have died, with the mother dying just last November.