Published: Sun, February 18, 2018
Health | By Jay Jacobs

FBI Missed Tip About School Shooting Suspect; Officials Outraged

FBI Missed Tip About School Shooting Suspect; Officials Outraged

Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps. "It has never been more important to encourage every person in every community to spot the warning signs and alert law enforcement".

On Jan. 5., the agency reportedly received a tip from a caller who provided information about "Cruz's gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting", CNN reported. The caller was concerned that Cruz could attack a school.

"The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time", the statement said.

Ben Bennight, the 36-year-old YouTube video blogger from MS, noticed in September an alarming comment on a video he'd posted.

A Florida prosecutor says this week's mass shooting at a South Florida high school is "the type of case the death penalty was designed for".

The FBI investigated the remark but did not determine who made it.

On Wednesday, Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, according to authorities.

Wray said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is also examining what went wrong.

"I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public", said Christopher Wray, FBI director.

"Seventeen innocent people are dead, and acknowledging a mistake isn't going to cut it".

On Friday, President Donald Trump visited Broward Health North Hospital, where he saw two victims and praised the doctors and nurses for their "incredible" job.

The Miami Herald reported that Maria Thorne, a Key Biscayne fifth-grade teacher, said she and a friend had dropped in on the fundraiser at the Ritz Hotel after she noticed motorcade traffic clogging up her commute home. We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the hard issue of mental health.

Also Friday, mourners gathered for the first funeral for a shooting victim, packing the Star of David chapel to remember 14-year-old Alyssa Alhadeff.

He ran to the third floor, where according to a timeline released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office, three minutes passed before he dropped the rifle and backpack, ran back down the stairs and quickly blended in with panicked, fleeing students. Mr. Cruz stated he plans to go out and buy a gun. The agency was called to investigate. Students who knew him described a volatile teenager whose odd behavior had caused others to end friendships.

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