The full transcript of the call to the FBI from a concerned citizen warning about the Parkland shooter was published by news outlets Friday. The caller warned the agency the shooter was armed, capable and “going to explode.”
The woman, who was close to the shooter, gave an assessment of his behavior that turned out to be chillingly accurate. She went into detail in the call about his history of violence, getting kicked out of schools, threatening his mother with a gun, interest in the Islamic State, his propensity to mutilate animals, and his stated desire to kill people, drawing in large part from his Instagram. She also told the FBI he had access to tens of thousands of dollars from a wrongful death lawsuit regarding his mother after she passed away, and had purchased guns and ammunition.
“I just want someone to know about this so they can look into it,” the woman said. “If they think it’s something worth going into, fine. If not, I just know I have a clear conscience if he takes off and, and just starts shooting places up.”
She also told the FBI she had called the Parkland Police Department and spoken with an officer about the shooter.
“You know, it’s just so much,” she said. “I know he’s — he’s going to explode.”