>> The FBI has determined that protocol was not followed.>> The FBI on Friday acknowledged it failed to follow up on a very relevant tip about the accused Parkland shooter. In a statement, the bureau writes quote, on February 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI's Public Access Line tip line 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. But the FBI says that tip was never passed on to the Miami office.>> The FBI remains dedicated to keeping the American people safe.
On behalf of myself, and over 1,000 employees of the Miami field office, we truly regret any additional pain that this has caused.>> FBI Director Christopher Wray said he would get to the bottom of what happened. But that wasn't good enough for Florida Governor Rick Scott, who is now calling for Wray to resign saying the FBI's lapse was quote, unacceptable.
But as the finger pointing continues, Broward County Sheriff clarified who the real culprit was.>> Make no mistake about it America, the only one to blame for this incident is the killer himself.>> The FBI's lapse compounding the anger and pain for Florida families, who on Friday began burying their dead.
Red Guttenberg's daughter, Jaime was killed in the attack, which left 16 other people, mostly teenagers, dead.>> Jamie was such a special kid. All of the kids here are. What is unfathomable is Jamie took a bullet and is dead. I don't know what I do next.>> Lori Alhadeff, whose daughter's funeral was held on Friday, has called on President Donald Trump to address to epidemic of school violence.
>> They shouldn't be able to walk into a school without any metal detectors stopping these kids from just walking into our school and killing our kids.>> 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz is now being held without bond on 17 counts of pre-meditated murder.