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Tucker Carlson pointed out several ways the government failed to properly prevent, address and react to the Florida school shooting.

He added that the media found the villain in the massacre to be the National Rifle Association, not the government or suspect Nikolas Cruz.

"Government at all levels played a role in allowing this massacre to happen," he said.

Carlson said the Broward County Sheriff's Office was notified more than a dozen times about Cruz, including one tip that he was threatening to "shoot up his school."

While the shooting was going on, Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson remained outside and "took a position."

Carlson added that three other Broward deputies were in the vicinity of the school near their squad cars, only to later be discovered by responding officers from nearby Coral Springs.

Thirdly, Carlson said the FBI failed to act on tips about Cruz, including one that pointed to a YouTube comment written by a user with the same unique name spelling as Cruz, saying he wanted to be a "professional school shooter."

"They didn't even write the report on the tip," he said.

In 2016, the Florida Department of Children and Families said Cruz was not a threat to himself or others despite various reports, Carlson said.

He said that if they had found him a threat, he would have been involuntarily committed to an institution.

"How was this guy able to buy a gun?" Carlson asked.

Carlson said the school system failed the community as well, reporting that a policy was instituted to cut down on in-school arrests, fearing racial bias.

He said that since the policy was enacted, 1,000 average annual arrests became less than 400.

"The government's first duty is protecting its citizens - they failed," he said.

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