Student survivors of the deadliest-ever shooting at a U.S. high school reacted angrily on Sunday after. President Donald Trump said the FBI may have been too distracted with a Russia probe to follow leads that could have prevented the massacre.
"Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,"Trump tweeted late Saturday."They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion."Trump offered no evidence that there was any connection between the investigation of Russian meddling and the FBI's failure to prevent the Florida shooting."Oh my god. 17 OF MY CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS ARE GONE AND YOU HAVE THE AUDACITY TO MAKE THIS ABOUT RUSSIA???!!,"Morgan Williams, a 16-year-old junior, tweeted in response to Trump's message."HAVE A DAMN HEART."
The FBI has acknowledged it failed to act on a tip warning that the suspect, Nikolas Cruz, possessed a gun and the desire to kill. Cruz is charged with 17 murders at Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, near Ft. Lauderdale. Another student said they wanted authorities to take action, not engage in a blame game.
"You know what isn't acceptable?"said Carly Novell, a senior at Douglas."Blaming everyone but the shooter and the lack of gun control in our country. You even blamed the students. We did report him, we tried. But how were we supposed to know what would happen? Your lack of sympathy proves how pitiful of a person you are."