Teacher says Cruz posed as student months before shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Records released by prosecutors reveal that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz trespassed on school grounds about six months before the massacre that left 17 dead.

A Parkland computer science teacher says she saw Cruz on the first day of school in August 2017, carrying a backpack and hanging with other students as if he were one of them. He was kicked out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the previous year. Sandra Rennie's interview was released by prosecutors Friday.

She said Cruz told her he was a student again and she welcomed him back, but immediately asked an administrator whether he was in her classes. She said the administrator left to escort him off school grounds.

Rennie had previously taught Cruz. She said he once became angry because the school computer prevented him from researching different types of hunting guns.

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Amy Shebes, right, makes her son Charlie , 16, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, breakfast, as he prepares to go to school, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Charlie was at the school last year when several of his classmates were shot. Now, he's going back. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Charlie Shebes, right, 16, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, gets a kiss from his mother Amy as he leaves for school, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Shebes was at the school last year when several of his classmates were shot. Now, he's going back. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Charlie Shebes, 16, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, brushes his teeth as he prepares to go to school, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Shebes was at the school last year when several of his classmates were shot. Now, he's going back. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Student walk to class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, FL, on the first day of school Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Wednesday that the start of a new school year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland is "a challenging time" for students, teachers and other school employees. (Joe Cavaretta /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
Charlie Shebes, 16, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, rides his longboard skateboard to school after parking nearby, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Shebes was at the school last year when several of his classmates were shot. Now, he's going back. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Charlie Shebes, 16, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is reflected in his rear view mirror as he drives to school, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Shebes was at the school last year when several of his classmates were shot. Now, he's going back. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Charlie Shebes, 16, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School rubs his eyes, as he prepares to go to school, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. Shebes was at the school last year when several of his classmates were shot. Students at the school returned Wednesday, to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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