In one of the videos, Cruz sounds excited and joyful as he explains his plan:
Hello. My name is Nik and I'm going to be the next school shooter of 2018.
My goal is at least 20 people with an AR-15. Location is Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Florida.
It's going to be a big event.
And when you see me on the news, you'll know who I am.
Cruz then starts laughing and makes gunshot noises:
You're all going to die. Can't wait.
However, many students that were present when the shooting took place are horrified that the video is being promoted. Spearheaded by gun law activist Emma Gonzales, they spoke of how the video was triggering them, and how promoting it was giving Cruz exactly what he wanted.
Taking to Twitter, Gonzalez said:
I've been off Twitter for a couple days. First thing I see when I log back in is the person who killed my friends. Please do us a favor and Listen to us when we say we don’t want his F*****g Face plastered everywhere we look, thank you have a good night because none of us will be.
I’ve been off twitter for a couple days. First thing I see when I log back in is the person who killed my friends.… https://t.co/xpBTVvUoWS