Parkland students slam Trump for tying shooting to Russia probe: ‘He has already made it about himself’

From Yahoo News:

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., expressed astonishment that President Trump would use the tragedy they experienced last week to push back on the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Late Saturday night from his nearby Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump accused the FBI of spending too much time on potential collusion between Moscow and his own presidential campaign. Trump suggested that if the bureau hadn’t been so focused on his campaign that it may have been able to stop the gunman from killing 17 people last week. […]

Aly Sheehy, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was immediately outraged when she saw the president shift the conversation toward U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

“When it popped up on my timeline, it was something I read and was immediately mad about. It’s not the first time that he has tweeted something out so close to an incident that rocked the nation really that was about him,” she told Yahoo News on Sunday.

“Reading the tweet saying that it was because the FBI was too focused on his problem, that they should’ve been focused on other things. I don’t know why he called attention to that,” she continued.

A day after the shooting, rather than focusing on guns, Trump urged people to remain vigilant and report troubling behavior to the authorities. But classmates and neighbors had reported Nikolas Cruz to the FBI and local authorities. The FBI admitted on Friday that it had failed to properly investigate the matter.