The late mother of the Parkland school shooting suspect, Nikolas Cruz, allowed her son to buy guns even though mental health counselors warned her against it, according to NBC News.
The New York Daily News reports that Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, described the mom, Lynda Cruz as "an enabler," who interfered with efforts to get her son treatment.
A commission investigating the Florida High School Massacre learned the new information on Tuesday.
TIME Magazine notes that Gualtieri said Lynda Cruz told his counselors “If he wants to have a gun, he could have a gun.”
The site also reports that about a year before the attack, Nikolas Cruz legally bought the AR-15 authorities say was used in the February 14th shooting that killed 17 people.
Officials say Lynda Cruz died last November, three months prior to the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School .
According to the New York Daily news his father passed away when he was young.
Nikolas reportedly had disciplinary issues dating to back to middle school and was diagnosed as developmentally delayed at age 3.