The FBI is now admitting it made a huge mistake by not following up on a second tip they received last month about the suspected gunman who is accused of brutally shooting more than 30 people, killing 17 of them, at a south Florida high school.
In a statement, the FBI says a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s tip line with specific concerns about his gun ownership and erratic behavior and his desire to kill people.
This, as a shattered community is clinging to whatever strength they can as they mourn those lives lost. One father’s two kids were inside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when the shooting happened. His son made it out safely, but his 14-year-old daughter Jamie Guttenberg did not.
Police release more details leading up to the horrific shooting. They say the suspect took an Uber to his former school, walking into the building armed with a legally purchased AR-15 rifle concealed inside a black case. Police say Cruz started shooting into classrooms, going floor by floor before walking out of the building by blending in with students trying to escape the horror. He was caught about an hour later.
That capture, though, is not easing the grief of those who’ve lost a loved one. The funerals for two of the victims, both students, were held today.
–Stephanie Ramos, ABC News