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tonight, living with a monster. inside the life of alleged school shooter nikolas cruz. for the first time, we're hearing from the couple he was living with. how they reacted after the killings. and tonight, new video showing cruz fighting at the school when he was a student there. call to action. survivors announcing a march on washington. young students demanding the white house and congress do something to stop gun violence as more victims are laid to rest. president trump versus the fbi. the president facing backlash for using the school massacre to attack the fbi about the russia investigation. winter whiplash. new alerts from the west to minneapolis. first, snow. and now the northeast expecting record warmth this week. racist remarks?
the fox news tv host under fire after telling lebron james to, quote, "shut up and dribble." and, brawl at sea. an entire family booted off a cruise ship, blamed for a series of fist fights, turning the lido deck into a cage match. and good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. and we begin tonight with new details and insight about alleged gunman nikolas cruz. charged in the deadly school shooting in parkland, florida. police say he confessed to the murders of 17. sheriff scott israel visiting a 15-year-old, shot five times in the back. and tonight, the couple who took in nikolas cruz after the death of his mother, breaking their silence.
saying they had no idea a monster was living under their roof. adrienne bankert leads us off. >> reporter: tonight, new video surfaces of the alleged school shooter, fighting another student. that's nikolas cruz in the white shirt. the family who welcomed cruz into their home, saying, we had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know. kimberly snead and her husband telling the "sun sentinel," "everything everybody seems to know, we didn't know." cruz, pictured here at his mother's funeral. the alleged killer moved in with the sneads after her death. they say, "he followed every rule" of their home to the "t," but that he was battling depression, and days before the shooting, took him to a therapist. the day of the massacre, kimberly snead says she left home to run errands. by the time she returned, cruz was gone. the next and last time they saw him, he was in custody. they say he apologized. the sneads, gun owners themselves, say they allowed cruz to keep a handful of
weapons, including the ar-15 he owned, in a locked gun cabinet. they thought they had the only key. one classmate tells abc he ended any communication with cruz as his behavior spiraled downward. >> he started going after one of my friends and threatening her. and i cut off from there. he got suspended a lot of times and he sold knives in his lunch boxes and he was expelled. but no one expected him to come back the next year. >> reporter: tonight, we know cruz has now invoked his right to remain silent. he's being held in solitary confinement and remains on suicide watch. >> there's no doubt in my mind that nikolas cruz shot many people, killed 17. the killer is in custody. and we'll move forward with the legal process. >> and adrienne joins us live. i want to go back to the couple, revealing so much about cruz.
and the moment they came face to face with him after the shooting. >> reporter: that's right. it was really emotional, the wife ran at him, yelling at him. her husband had to hold him back. the sheriff says it could be a few days or several weeks until the investigation is complete. and building 12 here remains a crime scene. >> adrienne, thank you. and join us tomorrow for a "good morning america" exclusive, the family speaking out in their first television interview. now to the survivors in the school shooting turning their grief and anger into a call to action. including a march on washington for stricter gun laws. students leading rallies this weekend, delivering powerful statements to the president and to congress. the white house saying the president will host a listening session with students wednesday. here's victor oquendo.
>> reporter: friends and family of 14-year-old alex schachter arriving to say their final good-byes. the funeral for the freshman and aspiring musician, one of four held sunday. while the community mourns, the survivors from stoneman douglas demanding change. >> they say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. we call b.s.! >> reporter: an outcry for action. >> people are just dying around the nation constantly from gun violence. so much of it could be prevented if our government and our legislatures listened to our voices. >> reporter: the student-led group, called never again, now planning a trip to tallahassee to meet with state lawmakers face-to-face. >> we will come at them and do whatever it takes to change the way our the state runs and eventually the nation. >> reporter: 100 students heading to florida's capital tuesday, ensuring they'll have a voice in every meeting. what are some of the bills that you're looking to get changed here? >> we're focusing on the assault
rifle bill and high capacity magazines. but we're also focusing on the mental health. >> reporter: the movement now expanding well beyond florida. >> march 24th in every single city. we are going to be marching together as students begging for our lives. >> reporter: these students from stoneman douglas telling martha raddatz they'll be demonstrating in washington, d.c., in march with others from around the country. hoping to get attention and compassion from both sides of the aisle. >> democrats and republicans both have children. so they both should be able to understand what it would be like to lose their children. and they both should come to a compromise and have compassion for these people. >> students demanding action. and victor, it sounds like the students' words are getting through to washington. >> reporter: the white house says the president plans to meet with students on wednesday.
then on thursday he will meet with state and local officials about school safety. >> victor, thank you. president trump unleashing a new attack on the fbi. in a barrage of tweets, the president bashing the fbi for missing the warning signs about nikolas cruz. the agency receiving a tip weeks before the shooting. and now president trump facing backlash for using the massacre to criticize the fbi over the russia investigation. here's kenneth moton. >> reporter: tonight, a firestorm erupting over president trump's tweet connecting one of the deadliest mass school shootings in history to the fbi's russia investigation. trump tweeting, "very sad that the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter. this is not acceptable. they are spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. there is no collusion." >> the president should be staying out of the law enforcement business. >> reporter: members of trump's own party say the tweet went too far. >> so many folks in the fbi are doing all they can to keep us
safe. the reality of it is that they are two separate issues. >> reporter: trump's twitter barrage was just beginning. he took another swipe at the special counsel investigation after friday's indictment of 13 russians for interference in the 2016 election, tweeting, "if it was the goal of russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the u.s., they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. they are laughing their asses off in moscow." trump has previously dismissed the russia investigation. >> there has been no collusion. they call it the russian hoax. the entire thing has been a witch hunt. >> reporter: and he's been hesitant to enforce sanctions on russia for cyber meddling. >> it could be russia, or china, or lots of other people. it also could be somebody weighing 400 pounds on their bed. >> reporter: but now trump conceding, "i never said russia did not meddle. the russian hoax was that the trump campaign colluded with russia. it never did!" >> with the fbi indictment, the evidence is now incontrovertible. >> reporter: the president even
calling out his own national security adviser for that comment on russian meddling, saying, "general mcmaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the russians." >> kenneth joins us live. the president's tweets are emphatic about the claim there was no collusion with the russians, but lawmakers say he should be more focused on cracking down on russian election meddling. >> reporter: that's right. republicans and democrats in congress are calling on president trump to listen to the intelligence community, acknowledge russian meddling and take action in the form of tougher sanctions. >> kenneth, thank you. let's turn now to weather. the winter season about to do a big 180. iowa bracing for more snow and ice after a missive pileup on i-35. let's get right to sam champion.
we had snow this weekend, but now heat is on the way? >> right behind the snow, a pool of mild air. monday into tuesday, it will break free. new york, 62, boston, 60, cincinnati, 75, nashville, almost 80. 54 reporting stations, every one of them from new orleans to new hampshire will set a high. and into the midwest, nebraska, iowa, madison, wisconsin, starting early monday morning, an ice storm. a half-inch, quarter-inch of the ice, it will be a big story. >> sam, thank you. next tonight, the all-star showdown for lebron james. laura ingraham accused of making
racial statements after telling him to shut up and dribble. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, lebron james is not backing down. >> we will definitely not shut up and dribble. >> reporter: comments fox news anchor laura ingraham made about him. after james criticized the president. >> the number one job in america, the point of person, is someone who doesn't understand the people. and really doesn't give a [ bleep ] about the people. >> keep the political commentary to yourself, or as someone once said, shut up and dribble. >> reporter: that lighting up social media. other pro athletes and fans jumping to james' defense, using the hashtag #wewillnotshutupanddribble. >> many claim my line that lebron should shut up and dribble was racist. what?
if you're a white nba player and you said that stuff that he said about obama, you would never play again. >> reporter: this isn't the first time james has been critical of the president. in september calling the president a "bum" in a tweet saying, "going to white house was a great honor until you showed up!" james actually thanked ingraham saying she gave him another opportunity to talk about issues he thinks are important. she has invited him on her show. tom? >> thank you. now to the olympics in south korea. team usa's silver lining. the skier overcoming his personal battles to make it back to the podium. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: tonight, this moment, the silver lining in a tough weekend for team usa. >> whoa! >> reporter: freestyle skier nick goepper nailing his final run to claim his first silver medal. but it was a long climb back to the medal stand for goepper. after winning bronze and fame in sochi, he spiraled into bouts of
drinking and depression. >> i had given up on myself and basically wanted to end it. i was really glad that i got the help that i needed. >> reporter: today, a different story. >> life is good. >> reporter: john-henry krueger also taking home the silver in short track speed skating saturday, the first medal in the event for team usa since 2010. the u.s. is now in sixth place in the standings, but looking forward to bringing home more hardware. on the ice, big-time contenders mirai nagasu, who already made history pulling a triple axel in team competition, and the "shib sibs," maia and alex shibutani. >> we're proud of how we performed. we feel really good. >> reporter: plus, lindsey vonn takes another shot at the gold this week in the downhill race, where she dominated in 2010. and now, a doping controversy. the olympic committee saying a russian athlete has failed a doping test. this doesn't look good for the olympic committee, which has allowed the russians to compete
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