Florida Governor Calls FBI Director to Resign Over Missed Tip-Off on Shooter

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(Newswire.net— February 17, 2018) — Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) called for the resignation of the director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, because the agency failed to prevent the killing of 17 students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The revelation that the FBI was warned about the shooter a week before he commenced the attack surfaced causing people to accuse the bureau failing to do their job.

“The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable….The FBI Director needs to resign,” governor Scott said in a statement.

Just five days prior to St Valentine day, the FBI was called by a person close to the shooter Nikolas Cruz, to warn about the 19-year-old’s desire to kill people. The FBI said in a statement that the tip line caller warned about Cruz’s, erratic behavior, disturbing social media posts and bragging about becoming a “professional school shooter.”

The FBI, however, did not follow the proper protocol according to their own admission. “The information was not provided to the Miami field office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time,” the FBI said in a statement on Friday.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, reportedly confessed to opening fire on students and teachers on Wednesday, killing 17 and wounding 14 people.

The revelation that the killer was part of a marksmanship team in 2016 that was sponsored by the National Rifle Association of America (NRA) sparked public outrage and once again divided Americans on those who oppose the free sale of guns and rifles and those who see nothing wrong in it.

The investigation revealed that the killer was a member of an NRA-sponsored school program. He was among the four top ranking marksmen in a school shooting team awarded with at least $10.000 by NRA.

The US president Donald Trump and the First lady visited Parkland on Friday, to “to pay their respects and thank the medical professionals for their life-saving assistance” in response to the aid they provided in the aftermath of the shooting, the White House stated. The visit, however, sparked negative comments because Trump is a strong promoter of free gun and rifle trade.

“Him coming here, to me, is absurd. Him coming here is absolutely absurd, and he’s a hypocrite,” Democrat Mark Bogen told CNN, “How can you come here and talk about how horrible it is, when you support these laws?,” Bogen said.

The local law enforcement investigation found no ties between the shooter and the white nationalists or other terrorist organizations.