In the wake of the rampage that left 17 dead at a Florida high school, disturbing images posted by suspect Nikolas Cruz to Instagram have emerged — leaving some wondering whether the posts were warning signs of the violence to come.
An orphaned 19-year-old with a troubled past and his own AR-15 rifle, Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder Thursday morning following the deadliest school shooting in the United States in five years.
Law enforcement officials told The Associated Press that Cruz legally purchased the assault weapon used in the attack.
The following are photos that were posted to Cruz’s Instagram account.
Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.