Published: Sun, February 18, 2018

Sessions orders review of FBI after failure to investigate Florida shooter tip

Sessions orders review of FBI after failure to investigate Florida shooter tip

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, also called for the House and Senate to conduct investigations into how the FBI reviews public tips in similar instances.

"What is unfathomable is Jamie took a bullet and is dead".

"The job they've done is incredible and I want to congratulate you", the president said as he shook one doctor's hand in front of reporters afterward.

State and federal officials, including Scott and President Donald Trump, are flocking to Broward County in the aftermath of the Valentine's Day shooting, less than two years after numerous same politicians faced the television cameras following the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando that left 49 people dead and dozens of others injured. Cruz had been expelled for undisclosed disciplinary reasons from the school where the attack occurred. His AR-15 had been purchased legally in the state.

Trump's visit to the Parkland area - not far from his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he will spend the long President's Day weekend - was not announced in advance, perhaps because he risked being greeted with angry demands for action on gun laws.

The family was unaware of any mental illness beyond depression over his adoptive mother's recent death, the lawyer said.

"First and foremost, he shouldn't be able to get a gun if he isn't stable enough to have one", Greenberg said.

"People say it's too early to talk about it", Kasky said.

Spencer Collier, the police chief in Selma, Alabama, was chatting recently with a group of high school students when they brought up mass shootings and pressed him about current trends and what law enforcement agencies were doing to address them.

Additional officers were dispatched to the school.

Five months ago, a comment posted by Cruz on YouTube said, "I'm going to be a professional school shooter".


After the horror in South Florida, America's teenagers returned to school - to routines that once felt safe.

Copycat threats have been made across the nation following the deadly Parkland shooting. The post, which came from the Instagram username "brevardshooter", appeared to target Space Coast Junior/Senior High School, reading, "I'm coming space coast watch out", according to the newspaper. "I lost a friend, he doesn't have a voice anymore", Zeif said.

The neighborhood surrounding the school was peppered with mobile command centers and mass triage units on cordoned-off streets, Moskowitz said.

It's unclear if any of the members ever reported Cruz's disturbing messages to Instagram.

A person close accused gunman Nikolas Cruz called an Federal Bureau of Investigation tip line on 5 January to warn that he owned guns, had made disturbing social media posts and had the potential to conduct a school shooting, but its protocols were not followed, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

"Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life", the statement said.

"We agreed that our politicians have to do more than say thoughts and prayers", Campbell-Oates said.

Florida law bars people who have been involuntarily committed under the Baker Act from purchasing firearms.

But Scott indicated he might want an even broader prohibition. They were born into a world reshaped by the 1999 attack at Columbine High School in Colorado, and grew up practicing active shooter drills and huddling through lockdowns. "Because we failed to stop it, and we could have, we should not kill the person who behaved as we feared but ignored". We're going to have that discussion.

"We can't ignore the issues of gun control that this tragedy raises. We're trying to make it but we can't do it if they're not listening".

The shooting is at least the seventh at United States middle and high schools this year, and has reignited a debate over gun control. If there is an outcry for new gun legislation or better background checks, it often fades in days or weeks.

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