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Florida Gov. Scott urges FBI director’s resignation
FBI under fire after the disclosure of the Bureau ignored a tip about the Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, which killed 17 when he opened fire on Valentine’s day; Phil Keating reports.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott called on FBI Director Christopher Wray back Friday in the Wake of the revelations of the Bureau, a Jan ignored. 5 tip on the Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, which killed 17 when he opened fire on Valentine’s day.
The Agency said earlier Thursday in a statement that it received a call in January from a person in the proximity to Cruz through his Public access tipline, Express concern about Cruz’s erratic behavior and disturbing social media posts.
This tip says that Cruz had a gun, wanted to “kill people” and the “potential of him was the implementation of a school shooting”.
ALLEGED FLORIDA-SCHOOL-SHOOTER NIKOLAS CRUZ, IT WAS REPORTED, FBI, COPS, SCHOOL-BUT WARNING SIGNS ARE OVERLOOKED
He said that while this information is not should have been redirected to the Miami FBI field office, was there, and no further investigation was carried out.
Cruz allegedly Stoneman Douglas High School, went to the Marjory on Wednesday, with a gas mask, smoke grenades and several magazines of ammunition in front of the trigger of an AR-15 to the students and faculty members.
“We are still investigating the facts. I am determined to get to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as the review of our processes for responding to information we receive from the public,” Wray said in the statement. “It is for all Americans to be vigilant, and if members of the public have contact affects us, we must act correctly and quickly.”
But Scott said Wray to resign, namely, the recognition is an error” is not cutting it..”
“An apology is never the 17 Floridians bring back to life or the comfort of the families in pain. The families spend a lifetime of questions, how this could be done, and an apology will never give them the answers they urgently need,” he said in a statement.
“We are constantly promoting, see something, say something,” and a brave person that have done exactly this to the FBI. And the FBI did not act. ‘See something, say something’ is an incredibly important tool, and people need to trust in the follow through of law-enforcement authorities The FBI Director has to resign.”
FBI Director Christopher Wray has come under fire for the Agency’s handling of tips, Nikolas Cruz.
Cruz was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday and is being held without bail.
In addition, the FBI confirmed on Thursday, the office received a tip in September about a disturbing YouTube comment from a user named “Nikolas Cruz”, said: “I’m going to be a” professional school ” shooter.”
Special Agent Rob Lasky, in charge of the FBI Miami division, said that the Agency is investigating the comment, but said it could not identify the user who made the comment. He also said it has found no connection to in South Florida.
On Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said it was “inexcusable” that the FBI could not shoot protocols that could have prevented the consequences of Wednesday.
“The fact that the FBI is investigating currently is not this failure enough. Both the house and Senate must now design their own investigations initiate in the FBI protocols, the position of tips from the public about the potential murderers are, followed by,” Rubio said in a statement.
Fox News’ Lucia Suarez Sang, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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