Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a statement Friday that condemned the Federal Bureau of Investigation after the FBI reported that it failed to investigate a tip about the Parkland, Florida school shooter.
"Lawmakers and law enforcement personnel constantly remind the public that 'if you see something, say something.' In this tragic case, people close to the shooter said something, and our system utterly failed the families of seventeen innocent souls," Rubio said in the statement.
The FBI stated that it received a report that the suspect in the Florida school shooting could be plotting an attack, but agents did not investigate, the agency said Friday.
"It is inexcusable that the FBI failed to follow protocols and inform the Miami field office that people close to the Parkland, Florida shooter warned the Bureau over a month ago of his desire to kill, his mental state, and erratic behavior," Rubio’s statement said.
Rubio called on the House of Representatives and the Senate to look into the FBI’s protocols to make sure they are followed.
"The fact that the FBI is investigating this failure is not enough," Rubio said in the statement.
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