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FBI Admits That 'Protocols Were Not Followed' After Receiving Grave Tip About Florida School Shooter

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A major misstep occurred at the FBI, a mistake which could've prevented the recent school shooting in Parkland, FL.

In a recent statement, the law enforcement agency confirmed that they received a tip in January from a person close to gunman Nikolas Cruz. The warning sent to the agency expressed a concern that the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alum might commit a school shooting.

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Sadly, this warning never made it to the Miami field office to be investigated. FBI Director Christopher Wray noted:

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Kim Zolciak Purchases Bulletproof Backpacks For Her Children Following Florida Shooting

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It's truly devastating that it's come to this.

As you know, a 19-year-old gunman killed at least 17 and injured more than a dozen after attacking a local high school in Parkland, FL with a legally-purchased semiautomatic rifle.

Yet another school shooting has left parents across the country fearing for their children's lives and wondering what they can do to protect them. What a terrible reality.

Kim Zolciak-Biermann took to Instagram on Thursday to share with her followers that she and husband Kroy Biermann had purchased bulletproof backpacks for their children.

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The mom of Brielle, 20, Ariana, 16, KJ, 6, Kash, 5, and twins Kaia and Kane, 4 posted:

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Florida Shooter Possibly Linked To White Supremacist Group

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There is so much hate in the world.

As you surely know, at least 17 people were killed after a former student opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL on Wednesday.

Now we're hearing the shooter Nikolas Cruz is alleged to have been linked to a white supremacist group based in Florida.

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According to civil rights watchdog The Anti-Defamation League, the leader of the group in question said Cruz was associated with the group. Three former classmates of Cruz also said the mentally ill teen would frequently march with the controversial organization.

The leader told ABC News that he hasn't spoken to Cruz in "some time" but said "he knew he would getting this call."

Wow. So much could have been done to prevent this terrible travesty from happening. We need to do better for our children and for ourselves.

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YouTuber Speaks Out Over Warning FBI About Troubling Comment He Believes Was Left By The Florida School Shooter

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A few months ago, YouTuber Ben The Bondsman got a comment on one of his videos from a "Nikolas Cruz" account about wanting to be a school shooter.

Now, we're grieving and searching for answers after 17 innocent high school students and teachers were shot dead by a 19-year-old named Nikolas Cruz, who was able to legally purchase an assault rifle.

Related: Celebs React To Florida High School Shooting

On Wednesday night, Ben published a video (above) detailing being interviewed by the FBI after Cruz went on his fatal rampage.

What's more — Ben revealed that he reported the comment that said "I'm going to be a professional school shooter" to YouTube and the FBI back when it was made… but it didn't seem clear anything was done.

On Thursday, Special Agent Rob Lasky, who is in charge of the FBI's Miami division, confirmed the agency investigated a YouTube comment made in September, matching Ben's account.

In a later statement made by the FBI:

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Florida School Shooter Apparently Tried To Hide Among Fleeing Students To Escape The Scene

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UPDATE 8:41 A.M. EST: Nikolas Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. He is expected in court later today.

What a sad day.

As you surely heard, on Wednesday, it was reported that 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz caused multiple fatalities by shooting up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It's said the alleged gunman was a former student of the school, who was expelled due to disciplinary reasons.

Related: Celebs React To Florida High School Shooting

And it appears that Cruz tried to get away with his horrible crime, as he attempted to flee the scene by hiding among the students exiting the school. Per the authorities, Nikolas "concealed himself in the crowd and was among those running out of the school."

Law enforcers identified the troubled man thanks to security footage. Cruz was booked in a nearby neighborhood of Coral Springs, Florida — but was transported to Broward Health North hospital as he was having difficulty breathing. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel noted in a statement:

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