Parkland Campus Monitor Spotted Nikolas Cruz 'Beelining' Toward School Moments Before Shooting

A campus monitor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said he spotted school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz "beelining" toward the Parkland campus just moments before the February shooting.

Andrew Medina, a campus monitor and baseball coach at the Florida high school, recalled to investigators that he saw Cruz with a backpack and duffle bag on February 14 while he was driving around in a golf cart and unlocking campus gates 20 minutes before dismissal. Medina told investigators he saw Cruz, 19, leaving a gold-colored vehicle before heading toward the school.

"He's beelining. He's got his head down. He's on a mission, you know. He's on a mission," Medina told investigators in a statement, obtained by the Sun-Sentinel.

Medina then radioed campus monitor David Taylor to "be careful" because a "suspicious kid" was on campus. He didn't see any weapons on him, so he reported him to other campus monitors.

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz quickly glances up at the prosecutors while in court before Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer for a hearing to move forward the death penalty case, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on April 27. Getty Images

Medina told investigators that Cruz was able to get inside the building, where he allegedly shot and killed 17 people, as Medina approached him in the golf cart. Less than a minute after he entered the building, Medina said he heard "the first bang." Medina said campus security had known about Cruz and told investigators that there was a meeting about his behavior, according to the document.

"I'm telling you, I knew who the kid was," Medina said. "Because we had a meeting about him last year and we said, 'If there's gonna be anybody who's gonna come to this school and shoot this school up, it's gonna be that kid.'"

Medina, however, disputed what he told investigators under oath to the Sun-Sentinel. He told the publication on Wednesday there was never a meeting that identified Cruz as a potential threat to the school, that he didn't recognize Cruz and that he saw the shooter enter the school "from a distance of about two football fields."

The campus monitor's statement comes after three videos from Cruz's cellphone were obtained by the Miami Herald on Thursday. The disturbing videos revealed that Cruz had planned the Parkland shooting, and announced the location of his planned shooting. One video showed him admitting that he aimed "to kill at least 20 people."

"Hello. My name is Nik, and I'm going to be the next school shooter of 2018," Cruz said. "My goal is to kill at least 20 people with an AR-15."

The 19-year-old was charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. The shooting was the second deadliest school shooting in the United States.

In April, Cruz's attorney announced that Cruz wanted to donate $800,000 of the inheritance money he obtained when his mother died to the victims of the shooting.

"He would like that money donated to an organization that the victim's family believes would be able to facilitate healing in our community or an opportunity to educate our community about the issues that have ripened over the last four or five months," lawyer Melissa McNeill told a Broward County Judge, ABC reported.