Florida School Shooter Tied to White Supremacist Group

This young man, Nikolas Cruz, had a lot of problems. Clearly.

As the news and information about Wednesday’s school shooting, and the perpetrator, Cruz, begins to make its way out to the public, here’s one more shocking bit”

Cruz was an active member of a Florida-based white supremacist militia group.

The leader of the “Republic of Florida” white supremacist militia claimed in interviews with the Anti-Defamation League and the Associated Press that accused Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz belonged to the group and trained with other members in paramilitary drills.

A lot of problems.

On the social media sewer known as 4chan, in the section popular with neo-Nazis and white supremacists, several people claiming to be members of the same Florida militia stated, also, that Cruz was a member.

The group describes itself as a “white civil rights organization fighting for white identitarian politics,” according to the ADL. Militia leader Jordan Jereb told the AP that the group wants to create a “white ethno-state” in Florida.

In Florida? Really?

Jereb further pointed out that there was no instructions by his group to Cruz to go out and commit the horrendous school shooting.

“He acted on his own behalf of what he just did and he’s solely responsible for what he just did,” Jereb told the AP, adding that he thought Cruz had recently had “trouble with a girl,” suggesting that the attack could have been timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day.

Seventeen people were killed during Cruz’s rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida. Fourteen were injured, with 6 who remain in critical condition.

Cruz was a former student at the school. He’d been expelled for bringing ammunition to school in a backpack.

The AR-15 he used in the shooting was purchased legally a year ago.

Law enforcement arrested Cruz away from school property on Wednesday, and he’s been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

He’s likely to face the death penalty for his actions.