Friday afternoon, Florida Governor Rick Scott called for FBI Director Christopher Wray to resign over the way the FBI totally screwed the pooch in their handling of a report that the shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, might have been dangerous.
The FBI has admitted it failed to follow its own procedures…and the FBI admitting anything is a fairly seismic event.
On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. 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.
Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.
We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami Field Office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.
Now Attorney General Jeff Sessions has weighed in:
JUST IN: Attorney General Sessions on Florida school shooting: “It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed. We see the tragic consequences of those failures.” https://t.co/9bCjfMm5EF pic.twitter.com/7TXXmRMv7v
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 16, 2018
I hope Sessions is serious and gets rid of some senior people pour encourager les autres.