The FBI was contacted in early January by a person raising concerns about the teenager accused of opening fire on a South Florida high school on Wednesday, but never reported the tip to its Miami field office or investigated the claims, the bureau said Friday.
“Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life,” the FBI said in a statement. “The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami field office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.”
“We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the [Public Access Line] on January 5. The information was not provided to the Miami field office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.”
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