Alicia Blonde, a teacher at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, remembered school shooter Nikolas Cruz as someone who had a "pride issue" with his Hispanic background and "didn't feel comfortable in his own skin, in his culture."
Blonde lamented that Cruz "didn't really like to speak Spanish too much."
"I remember him being a very quiet student," the teacher told MSNBC's Ali Velshi. "He has a Hispanic background. I remember that he didn't really like to speak Spanish too much. I think there was some pride issue there. He didn't feel comfortable in his own skin, in his own culture."
Blonde also talked about what kind of student he was and how she tried to "break him a little bit."
"He was very quiet," she said Thursday. "He sometimes turned in assignments, sometimes not. I tried to, you know, break him a little bit and try to get into him a little bit and ask him questions."