"You're All Going To Die. I Can't Wait": Prosecutors Release School Shooter's Chilling Videos

By: Catherine Townsend

Nikolas Cruz

Photo by: screenshot from video

screenshot from video

Nikolas Cruz

PARKLAND, FL — Prosecutors have released video footage shot by Nikolas Cruz, the teen who killed 17 people and wounded 17 more on February 14 at a Florida high school, in which he boasts about his plans to commit mass murder.

Two of the three videos were apparently recorded on Cruz’s cell phone the day of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Prosecuting attorneys are now using videos from the phone to prove that the attack was premeditated.

When you see me on the news you’ll know who I am,” Cruz says in one of the video clips. “You’re all going to die. Pew pew pew. I can’t wait.”

The clips were released by Broward State Attorney’s Office after the defense requested discovery, according to the Miami Herald.

Hello. My name is Nik, and I’m going to be the next school shooter of 2018,” Cruz says. “My goal is at least 20 people with an AR-15. … Location is Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida. It’s going to be a big event.”

In another video, he says:

Today is the day. The day that it all begins. The day of my massacre shall begin. All the kids in school will run in fear and hide. From the wrath of my power they will know who I am.”

Cruz laughs and makes disturbing shooting-gun noises in the videos.

In the videos, Cruz talks about his plan to take an Uber to the school and then climb up to the third floor — but on the day of the attack he began shooting before making it to the third level.

He also says that he will always love someone by the name of “Angie,” and says that he hopes to see her in the afterlife. Angie’s identity isn’t known, according to the Sun Sentinel. They report that the name did not belong to any of the murdered or wounded victims and also wasn’t among a list of civilian witnesses who spoke to investigators after the shooting.

Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was murdered by Cruz in the shooting, couldn’t bring himself to watch the videos. But he did read the transcripts of the videos and responded, “It looks, from the words, like the kid had joy. I don’t want to see the delight he took in planning the murders of our children.”

Florida prosecutors say that the video boosts their case that Cruz carried out the shootings in a premeditated fashion, and they are seeking a conviction for first-degree murder. If convicted, Cruz could face the death penalty.

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