Florida school shooting: An intel official broke down on camera

ANI | Updated: Feb 15, 2018 09:12 IST

Florida (USA), Feb. 15 (ANI): A former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Philip Mudd broke down into tears on camera during an interview, following the shooting at a Florida high school on Wednesday.

Philip Mudd, while speaking to CNN, condemned the incident and urged the people to speak against it.

He was emotional and visibly disturbed while saying, "A child of God is dead. Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?"

Mudd also blamed the ISIS and Al Queda, which might have provided the ammunition and grenades used by the accused to conduct the shooting.

17 people were killed on Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida.

As per local media reports, the incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, northwest of Fort Lauderdale, was carried out by 19-year-old Nikolaus Cruz, who has been taken to custody for further investogation.

The suspect was a former student and was expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons. (ANI)