Report: Month before Parkland shooting, tip to FBI warned of school shooting

UPDATE 7 p.m.: More than a month before the school shooting in Parkland, a woman called the Federal Bureau of Investigation to say she was worried Nikolas Cruz might be “getting into a school and just shooting the place up,” according to a transcript of the call obtained by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.  

During the the call, which came in Jan. 5 and was more than 13 minutes long, the unidentified woman provided several Instagram accounts showing mutilated animals and his firearms to authorities. She said he used money from his mother’s life insurance.  

“I know he’s going to explode,” the woman said.  The same woman also called local law enforcement in November. 

According to documents provided by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, someone called warning Cruz could be a school shooter. No report was created on the incident, according to records.

That tip, as well as another that came in February 2016, are under investigation by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Two deputies were put on administrative leave in connection to those tips, according to the sheriff’s office.  

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: Two other schools in Palm Beach County held walkouts today. 

Eagles Landing Middle School 

South Tech Academy 

>> Photos: Walkouts in response to Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting

UPDATE 12:45 p.m.: After Mayor Jeri Muoio and students spoke, the group broke out into song. 

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UPDATE 12:21 p.m.: West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio addressed the 1,200 Dreyfoos students.

 “Thank you for being here. You are awesome. I am so proud of the young people in our city,” said Muoio.  

UPDATE 12:18 p.m.: Watch live as the Dreyfoos School of the Arts students march to City Hall. 

Hundreds of students walked with signs in downtown West Palm as they chanted, “this is what democracy looks like” and “thoughts and prayers are not enough.” 

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: Dreyfoos School of the Arts is expected to walkout of school and march to West Palm Beach City Hall at 12:15 p.m. The students are protesting gun violence. 

The sign advertising the walkout reads, “We are students. We are victims. We are change. Remember, visibility creates pressure.” 

>> Florida Gov. Scott’s prepared remarks on school shooting ‘action plan’

UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: Here are some of the main points from Gov. Rick Scott’s new school safety plan. “None of the plans I'm announcing today will bring any of them back," said Scott. "Seventeen lives cut short ... Florida will never be the same.”

  • Scott wants to give Florida courts power to prevent people from getting guns based on sworn petition of a threat of violence
  • A $450 million gun safety program that will include school resource officers in every Florida school and one officer for every 1,000 students
  • Mandatory active shooter drills in all Florida schools by the fall 2018 semester 
  •  Florida will establish a “See Something, Say Something” hot line, website and mobile app
  • Scott wants to have a DCF caseworker assigned to all 67 county sheriffs in Florida. 
  • A requirement for all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older. The only exceptions are for active military, their spouses and law enforcement. 
  • Scott wants to completely ban the purchase or sale of bump stocks 

>> School shooting: Florida Gov. Rick Scott pledges ‘to keep our kids safe’

UPDATE 11:15 a.m.: Gov. Rick Scott is expected to announce a new plan to improve school safety during a news conference at the Florida State Capitol today.  

UPDATE 11:00 a.m.: While Atlantic High School was hosting its walkout, Palm Springs Middle School in West Palm was doing the same. Students were chanting “we are strong.” 

UPDATE 10:48 a.m.: Atlantic High School Principal Tara Ocampo spoke at the rally. She said, “You help make the change we need.” 

Ocampo said, “hands down I absolutely love every single one of you. And, you know safety is a priority and I appreciate your voices.”

Students will be bused back to Atlantic High School around 11 a.m.

>> The Palm Beach Post will host a Facebook Live Town Hall today 

UPDATE 10:30 a.m.: Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein spoke at the Atlantic High School protest at the Old School Square in Delray Beach. “This is your day. This is your day to take a stand,” said Glickstein. 

Glickstein walked with the students from the high school to the Old School Square and said he’s proud to be the students’ “mayor and to stand with you today.”

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The mayor went on to say that “these signs are great and these rallies are important,” but also encouraged students to vote when they are of age, according to the Snapchat videos. 

Glickstein’s speech seemed to be received very positively by the students. It was met with applause and cheers. 

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UPDATE 9:40 a.m.: Atlantic High School students have made it to the Old School Square in Delray Beach where they are holding a protest. 

Students at the rally are chanting “we want change,” according to videos from Snapchat. 

A junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attended the protest where he said, “I just wanted to thank students at Atlantic High School. I can tell you that Stoneman Douglas is so grateful and appreciative of what you guys are doing.” 

Hundreds of students were seen walking down Atlantic Avenue leading up to the protest. 

UPDATE 9:26 a.m.: The students aren’t the only ones honoring the Parkland shooting victims today. 

During the Houston Astro’s first spring training game today against the Washington Nationals at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, there will be a moment of silence and a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Angelique Meneses will sing the National Anthem.

Players on both the Astros and Nationals will wear caps by the Stoneman Douglas Eagles baseball team. 

The Florida Panthers players also showed their support for the Florida community by wearing “MSD” patches on their uniform and stickers on their helmets last night.

ORIGINAL STORY: Students from Atlantic High School in Delray Beach staged a walkout Friday morning, causing traffic delays in the area. 

RELATED: West Boca High students walk off campus in protest, march 10 miles south to Parkland

A large group of students were seen walking down Atlantic Avenue and marching to Delray Beach City Hall. The parade of students are causing backups on Atlantic Avenue near Congress Avenue, according to The Post’s news partners at WPTV NewsChannel 5. 

FULL COVERAGE: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

This walkout comes two days after thousands of students marched to Boca Raton City Hall. 

The students allegedly planned this march early in the week and were concerned about security and administration trying to stop them, according to a Twitter thread posted on Feb. 20. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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