Nikolas Cruz, 19, was wearing a maroon shirt with the logo from the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when he was arrested Wednesday shortly after the shooting. "The FBI's failure to take action against this killer is unacceptable", Scott, a Republican, said in a statement.
The sheriff, Scott Israel, also suggested that law enforcement should not be held responsible for Wednesday's tragedy.
"The only one to blame for this killing is the killer himself", he said.
There were group chat messages showing he was obsessed with race, violence and guns.
As with previous mass shootings, the focus of gun control advocates was the easy availability of the AR-15, a civilian version of the US military's M16.
Nikolas Cruz is expected to appear in court on Monday.
On Friday the FBI said it failed to follow up on a credible and specific tip about the alleged gunman in the shooting. "So I decided that that was alarming enough that the authorities needed to be aware of it". "It has to be political because this happened because of guns, this happened because of the relaxed gun laws that we have". "That's an insane system". Purchases of long guns have no waiting period, while handguns have a three-day waiting period.
Some Parkland students spoke out after the shooting to share their thoughts, fears and outrage. What would you like to do? And yet, each day it seems to claim a more prominent spot on their radar, with good reason.
And we will do nothing.
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"We're talking about 50 different state infrastructures". "Teenagers are looking for hypocrisy and solutions and this generation believes in collaboration and social justice".
Broward County Public Schools, which includes Stoneman Douglas High, has received NRA donations to at least four other high schools, records, show. "If so, to who?" School shootings are ours.
In December, Trump said the FBI's reputation was "in tatters" and the "worst in history". "It has never been more important to encourage every person in every community to spot the warning signs and alert law enforcement".
Leffler said his daughter was whispering when he finally reached her on the phone. How does a young man, who's too young to buy a beer, buy guns?
The Wall Street Journal reports that the suspect's behavior had left campus security officials to consider him troubled.
Agents from the FBI's Jackson, Mississippi, field office looked into the comment but could not identify who had posted it from database and open-source searches, the FBI said. "Sometimes you just can't prevent evil". The student added that the gunman knew the layout of the school.
Trump tweeted on Friday morning that he would leave for Florida later in the day to meet people whose "lives had been totally shattered" by the shooting.
"There was a legit misunderstanding because we have MULTIPLE people named Nicholas in ROF", the user wrote.
An internal investigation into the events is underway, Director Christopher Wray said.
"Last September, FBI was sent a screenshot of a comment by nikolas cruz", Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator, said in a post on Twitter. He said he also brought additional loaded magazines to the school which he kept hidden in a backpack until he began his attack. "Must always report such instances to authorities, again and again!"
But Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., argued that people with serious mental illness who can't manage their own finances shouldn't be trusted to own dangerous firearms.
Dozens of semi-automatic rifles line a pair of walls in a gun shop Nov. 7, 2017, in Lynnwood, Wash.