Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to follow protocol on tip about accused high school shooter

21 February, 2018, 15:50 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to follow protocol on tip about accused high school shooter

Noting that many are now pointing out accused shooter Nikolas Cruz was ostracized by classmates and the other mental health red flags raised by his prior behavior and actions, Gonzalez exclaimed that even with those warning signs Cruz couldn't have done as much damage without a gun.

"We see the tragic consequences of those failures", he said.ch the highest level of prompt and effective response to indications of potential violence that come to us".

The FBI released a statement today saying protocols were not followed when it received a tip about the Parkland shooter on January 5.

The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate, the agency said Friday.

The second-deadliest shooting at a public school in US history also raised concerns about potential failures in school security and stirred the ongoing US debate about gun rights, which are protected by the Second Amendment of the US Constitution.

"He looked like a typical high school student, and for a quick moment I thought, could this be the person who I need to stop?" said Officer Michael Leonard. Rick Scott called for the FBI's director to resign because of the missteps.

"This is the nightmare that you look back and there was information in your holdings that could have saved lives", said Josh Campbell, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the Florida Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath.

The FBI said it did not investigate the claims or pass the information to its Miami field office.

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The caller indicated that Cruz had recently purchased firearms and had threatened a family member, the official said, adding that the caller knew Cruz's address and said he had been posting disturbing messages on social media accounts and that he had a desire to kill.

Frank Guttenberg, the father of 14-year-old Jamie Guttenberg, who was killed on Wednesday, expressed anguish over his inability to protect his daughter.

Trump's tweet did not elaborate on his plans.

Mr Cruz, who had been expelled from the school where he allegedly staged his attack for undisclosed disciplinary reasons, made a brief court appearance on Thursday (local time) and was ordered to be held without bond.

Mr Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder.

He's "sad, mournful, remorseful", she told reporters.

Many of those shootings, including the deaths of 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012, led to a push for new gun laws, but those efforts stalled in Congress.

Mourners grieve as they await the start of a candlelight vigil for victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 15, 2018. Their mistakes have cost the lives of 17 people. In Florida, people did.

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