Florida Governor Rick Scott is calling on FBI director Christopher Wray to resign after the agency failed to follow proper protocol to prevent the school shooting in Parkland, FL.
“The FBI director needs to resign,” he said in a statement released Friday.
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“The FBI’s failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable. The FBI has admitted that they were contacted last month by a person who called to inform them of Cruz’s ‘desire to kill people,’ and ‘the potential of him conducting a school shooting,'” Scott said in a statement released Friday.
The FBI admitted on Friday that it mishandled a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the shooter at Stoneman Douglas High School. The tip reportedly came in a month before the shooting, and FBI protocol would have required them to forward the information to the Miami field office for investigation. (RELATED: FBI Admits It Mishandled Tip On Florida Shooter)
“Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it,” Scott said. “An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain. The families will spend a lifetime wondering how this could happen, and an apology will never give them the answers they desperately need. ”
“We constantly promote ‘see something, say something,’ and a courageous person did just that to the FBI. And the FBI failed to act. ‘See something, say something’ is an incredibly important tool and people must have confidence in the follow through from law enforcement. The FBI Director needs to resign.”