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Signs that Florida shooter was mentally disturbed: Trump

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

US today asked people to always report if they find anything suspicious and said there were so many signs that the school shooter, who massacred 17 people, was mentally disturbed.

An expelled former student armed with a powerful assault rifle unleashed a hail of gunfire at the in Parkland, killing at least 17 people and injuring over a dozen others, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in the US.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, who was expelled for disciplinary reasons, was arrested shortly after the deadly rampage yesterday.

So many signs that the shooter was mentally disturbed, even expelled from school for bad and erratic behaviour, said in a early morning tweet.

The entire list of the victims has not been released by the local law enforcement officials.

was the killer. He is in custody. We already began to dissect his that he was on... some of the things that come to mind are very, very disturbing, Broward County told reporters at a conference in

Cruz had countless magazines and had one rifle.

In his tweet, said neighbours and classmates knew about Cruz.

"Neighbours and classmates knew he was a big problem. Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again! Trump said.

In a proclamation, Trump directed that the flags be flown at half-staff in memory of the victims of the shooting.

Cruz has been booked into a jail on charges of 17 counts of murder. He is expected to make a court appearance later in the day.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 19:55 IST