Salman Rashid allegedly asked a man he believed was an ISIS affiliate to help him attack the deans of two South Florida colleges. The man was in fact an FBI informant. Rashid was suspended from Miami-Dade College in December 2018, following a complaint that he sent threatening messages to another student. Rashid was then expelled from Broward College after enrolling there and not disclosing his disciplinary record from Miami-Dade College. Rashid told the FBI informant that he "wanted to die soon."