NOT GOOD: FBI explains why it didn’t do anything on the Nikolas Cruz tip in 2017

Officials and law enforcement are briefing the press in Parkland, Fla. right now and FBI Special Agent in Charge, Robert Lask, just explained that they couldn’t identify Nikolas Cruz as the person who wrote in the comments on a YouTube video, “I want to be a professional school shooter”:

FBI investigated 2017 YouTube comment “I’m going to be a professional school shooter”; agency couldn’t ID person. –@AP

— David Charns WMTW (@DavidWMTW) February 15, 2018

Watch:

FBI Special Agent in Charge, Robert Lasky, addresses @bri_sacks scoop about the FBI being warned about a comment about school violence from the shooter’s name in September.

He said the agency couldn’t ID the person.https://t.co/wyzk1ljHrI pic.twitter.com/BB9hgHccha

— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) February 15, 2018

From Lasky: “”The FBI conducted database reviews [and] checks, but was unable to further identify the person who actually made the comment.”

FBI on YouTube user who made “professional school shooter” comment: “The FBI conducted database reviews [and] checks, but was unable to further identify the person who actually made the comment.” pic.twitter.com/qNnNeca3C8

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 15, 2018

And we’re still waiting to hear more from YouTube:

FBI Special Agent Robert Lasky confirms that agency received a tip this year about YouTube user Nikolas Cruz commenting that he wanted to be a professional school shooter, but agents could not verify “time, location, or identity.” Still no response from YouTube

— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) February 15, 2018

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Related:

REPORT: YouTuber alerted the FBI about Nikolas Cruz in September 2017 https://t.co/AeS534j5cM

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 15, 2018

Former NYPD commish Bernard Kerik rips FBI for inaction on Nikolas Cruz https://t.co/C8cM646joD

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 15, 2018

 

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