Federal Bureau of Investigation says protocols 'not followed' for tip about Florida school shooting suspect

Federal Bureau of Investigation says protocols 'not followed' for tip about Florida school shooting suspect

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

According to the agency's subsequent investigation, Cruz - who suffered from depression - was planning to "go out and buy a gun" and had placed "hate signs" on his book bag.

According to the paper, DCF's investigation was completed that November 12.

Cruz had been diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder that often leads to social awkwardness and isolation, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. With first lady Melania Trump, he also paid his respects to law enforcement officials in Fort Lauderdale, telling officers he hoped they were "getting the credit" they deserved.

Trump is spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, about 40 miles from the shooting scene.

From a mosaic of public records, interviews with friends and family and online interactions, it appears Cruz was unstable and violent to himself and those around him - and that when notified about his threatening behavior, law enforcement did little to stop it. Our administration is working closely with local authorities to investigate the shooting and learn everything we can.

"We are committed to working with state and local leaders to help secure our schools, and tackle the hard issue of mental health", Trump wrote in an Instagram post alongside the picture. God Bless You All - and THANK YOU! On Friday, he visited shooting survivors and first responders. He told reporters he also met with some of the victims who are still hospitalized.

"To every politician taking donations from the NRA, shame on you", she cried, before prompting the crowd to chant in turn: "Shame on you!"

She said Mr Ryan told her he "didn't want to talk politics" or argue.

The National Republican Congressional Committee lists a 2018 Winter Meeting in Key Biscayne this weekend.

"People must have confidence in the follow through from law enforcement".

The FBI said the caller 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".

But Scott, the state governor, nevertheless called for the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to step down, saying the failure to act was "unacceptable".

The FBI had, earlier, admitted that it failed to act on a tip-off about the suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz, who confessed to the shooting. The agency acknowledged the tip should have been shared with the FBI's Miami office and investigated, but it was not.

"It is not enough to simply take actions that make us feel like we are making a difference", Trump said at the White House.

The FBI was also notified about a comment on a YouTube video posted by a "Nikolas Cruz" past year.

The comment had been posted to someone else's YouTube video by a person going by the name of Nikolas Cruz, now presumed to be the same individual as the suspect in the Florida shooting.

The FBI said it had looked into it at the time but was unable to identify the person who made the post.

It comes as shocking documents reveal that police had responded to Cruz's home 39 times over a seven-year period.

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