The mugshot of suspected Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz has been released as dark details of the teen’s life continue to emerge.
The 19-year-old reportedly posted threats to “shoot people with my AR-15” to social media prior to the attack, which left at least 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Wednesday.
At least one student recognized Cruz from an Instagram photo in which he posed with a gun in front of his face, according to CBS News. Another online comment reportedly read, “I wanna die Fighting killing s**t ton of people.”
The teen had been expelled from the high school for disciplinary reasons in the last school year, according to reports. He also associated with a white supremacist group, according to social media posts.
In November, his adoptive mother, Lynda Cruz, died of complications from pneumonia. Cruz had reportedly since been living with a friend’s family in Broward County.
Along with his mugshot, police released a list of charges against Cruz following his arrest: 17 counts of premeditated murder.
Cruz was booked after police escorted him from a hospital where he’d been treated for labored breathing he had apparently suffered during his arrest.
At a Thursday press conference, the officer who arrested Cruz described the moment he