Copy-Some wanted Florida shooting suspect forcibly committed in 2016

Nikolas Cruz is lead out of the courtroom after an arraignment hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale Fla. Wednesday

There has no clarification about why there was no follow-up.

As a criminal case is being built against confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High gunman Nikolas Cruz, more information is surfacing about his past. In addition, 17 people were wounded.

They show school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended in September 2016 that Cruz be involuntarily committed for a mental evaluation. Had that recommendation been acted upon, it would have been nearly impossible for Cruz to legally buy the rifle he used to kill 17 people at the school, according to officials.

The mental health records, first reported by The Sun Sentinel of South Florida and The Associated Press, form part of the criminal case against Mr. Cruz, 19, who has been charged with murder and attempted murder in a 34-count indictment. He also told another student he had drunk gasoline and was throwing up.

Last month, Florida Governor Rick Scott called on FBI director Chris Wray to resign after it emerged the bureau failed to pass on a credible warning of Cruz's intentions to its Miami field office days before the massacre.

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Not long after the Valentine's Day shooting, Zachary was put under a mental health observation after making comments about not wanting to be alive. Within days of the February 14 massacre, the Federal Bureau of Investigation admitted it had failed to act on a public tip in January, in which a caller warned Cruz had a "desire to kill people".

The officials were notified by a fellow 11 grader, who told authorities that Cruz claimed to "have a gun at home" and was "planning to use it".

Mr. DiRuzzo did not immediately respond on Sunday to questions about Mr. Peterson's decision in 2016 not to pursue a Baker Act commitment of Mr. Cruz. The law allows a law enforcement officer such as Peterson to initiate commitment under the Baker Act. Recently, authorities bowed to a court order and released CCTV footage from the school that showed Peterson standing outside the school while Cruz rampaged inside, which Sheriff Scott Israel said would justify legal proceedings against him. (Cruz) states that he cut because he was lonely, states that he had broken up with his girlfriend and reports that his grades had fallen.

He also told the clinician he owned only a pellet gun and was not capable of doing "serious harm" to anyone.

Nikolas Cruz posing with knives.

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