FBI particular agent in cost Rob Lasky stated Thursday that the intelligence company was unable to verify the id of the one who left a touch upon YouTube in 2017 studying, “I’m going to be knowledgeable college shooter.”
“No different info was included within the remark, which might point out a time, location, or true id of the one who made the remark,” Lasky informed reporters at a Thursday morning press convention. “The FBI performed database opinions, checks, however was unable to additional establish the one who made the remark.”
As BuzzFeed Information first reported a frequent YouTube vlogger reported to the FBI and YouTube the remark left on one in all his movies by a consumer named Nikolas Cruz.
Lasky stated that the FBI doesn’t know if the suspect within the Parkland college taking pictures is similar one who made the web remark.
‘We couldn’t positively establish him,” Lasky stated. “We’re scrubbing info and taking a look at it once more. However I’m not prepared to say presently it was the identical individual.”
Florida legislation enforcement officers held a press convention Thursday morning and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel stated the households of the victims have all been recognized.
“The neighborhood is hurting proper now,” Israel stated.
The sheriff stated a lot of “copy cat threats” have been made at different colleges and that legislation enforcement will reply and examine each name, including that anybody making a faux name will probably be prosecuted “for doing one thing so horrific, so pathetic.”
The sheriff additionally stated he personally knew Aaron Feis, the assistant soccer coach who was killed defending college students.
“My two boys performed for him,” Israel stated of Feis. “I don’t know when Aaron’s funeral is, I don’t know what number of adults will go however you’re going to get 2,000 youngsters there. The youngsters on this neighborhood adored him … he was an outstanding man. … When Aaron Feis died, when he was killed tragically and inhumanely, he did it defending others … That’s who Aaron Feis was.”
The superintendent of Broward County, Robert Runcie, confirmed that the varsity’s athletic director and a campus monitor have been additionally killed.
“I wish to acknowledge some heroes which were in our college,” Runcie stated. “We had an athletic director, campus monitor who responded instantly when there was indicators of bother within the college. Sadly these two heroes gave their lives for our children and doubtless helped forestall this from being a worst tragedy than it’s at this time.”
—Mary Ann Georgantopoulos