FBI was warned about Nikolas Cruz but did not act

Nikolas Cruz's desire to kill was on display for the whole world to see, and yet the FBI did nothing to stop him. Yesterday we talked to Ben Bennight, a bail bondsman from Mississippi, who alerted the FBI after Cruz commented on his YouTube channel that he wanted to be a "professional school shooter."

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Ben Bennight - Contacted FBI months ago about shooter Nikolas Cruz

That was in September 2017. Just last month there was another warning from a person close to Nikolas Cruz, who told the FBI about his gun ownership and desire to shoot up a school.

Cruz's Instagram page was also full of disturbing photos, guns, and other weapons.

The bureau has admitted that it failed to act on the tips, prompting Florida Governor Rick Scott to call on FBI Director Christopher A. Wray to resign.

Scott said in a statement:

“Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it. The F.B.I. Director needs to resign.”

The bureau says the information should have been forwarded to the Miami field office, but protocols were not followed and Miami never got the information. 

Director Wray issued a statement:

“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. We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy.”

Click here to read more at the New York Times.

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