Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, Federal Bureau of Investigation admits it missed tip

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Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, Federal Bureau of Investigation admits it missed tip

Tearful student survivors of Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., were among speakers at an emotionally charged gun control rally Saturday outside a courthouse some 40 kilometres from where 17 people were killed.

A person close to Cruz called the FBI's tip line on January 5 and provided information about Cruz's weapons and his erratic behaviour, including his disturbing social media posts.

"The FBI's failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable", Scott said.

"That's supposed to be the worldwide day of love", Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School principal Ty Thompson said in an emotional video message posted on Saturday, three days after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at the Parkland, Florida, school.

The funeral of Meadow Pollack, an 18-year-old senior who had been headed to Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, was up next with more ceremonies to follow in the wake of the second-deadliest shooting at a public school in United States history.

FBI protocol calls for information to be forwarded to the Miami field office for investigation, the FBI said.

The newspaper reported that the investigators ultimately decided that Cruz, then 18, was receiving enough support from mental health professionals and from his school, and that any risk in his case was low.

"We have spoken with victims and families, and deeply regret the additional pain this causes all those affected by this horrific tragedy", Wray said in a statement. The Justice Department will review not just how the Cruz tip was missed but how authorities respond to similar situations, Sessions said.

Trump's visit to the Parkland area - not far from his Mar-a-Lago resort, where he will spend the long President's Day weekend - was not announced in advance, perhaps because he risked being greeted with angry demands for action on gun laws.

"The day that changed everything", Mondelli said, when asked how he wants people to remember the day of the shooting. Cruz was a well-known weapons enthusiast, the student said, who once tried to sell knives to a classmate.

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He said he and his friends are now much more aware of the law's limitations.

Howard Finkelstein, a public defender in Broward County for the past 40 years, said society failed Nikolas Cruz, who has been charged with killing 17 people, a lot of them teenagers too young to get their learner's permits. President Donald Trump and some congressional Republicans have seized on what they see as signs of anti-Trump bias.

"It's tough when you're by yourself so when you're all together, it kind of get your mind off it", DeLima said.

"It can not be denied that something unsafe and unhealthy is happening, and we are once again watching the images of our children- terrified- streaming from their school with their hands above their heads", he said. Another student told ABC News that before Cruz was expelled from the school he was barred from carrying a backpack on campus.

Benjamin Bennight, a MS bail bondsman, was concerned enough after seeing the "professional school shooter" comment on his Youtube channel that he took a screenshot of it on his phone and called the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was posted by a YouTube user with his name.

According to police, Cruz traveled to the school on Wednesday afternoon not long before the final bell rang.

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Brian Gately, a friend of the Alhadeff family, said he attended Alyssa's funeral and that the synagogue was so packed he had to stand in the rear.

Lush reported from St. Petersburg, Florida.

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