The FBI has taken its failings seriously in the Parkland, Florida high school shooting last year that left 17 dead and 17 wounded and has moved quickly to fix them, the chairman of the state commission investigating the massacre told the Sun-Sentinel after receiving a letter from the bureau.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri received the letter from the FBI detailing changes made since the agency botched two tips that the future shooter was planning violent acts.
“I take it as an acceptance of responsibility by the FBI as a whole,” Gualtieri said. “I think that’s a good thing, and I think it’s the right thing.”
In the letter, the FBI said that in addition to adding staff to its 24-hour call center and beefing up training, the agency has implemented a two-tier system to route routine calls to one group of representatives so that the others can be freed up to concentrate on more serious ones, which now receive extra layers of review before being closed, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
However, the FBI has repeatedly refused to say who made mistakes or whether anyone has been disciplined, saying it is a policy not to discuss personnel matters.
The Broward County school district also has announced that four Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school staff members will be reassigned, CNN reported.
This comes after investigators presented their findings earlier this month about the staff's response to the shooting and preceding events.
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