YouTuber warned Federal Bureau of Investigation about school shooting threat from user 'Nikolas Cruz'

- The FBI revealed Friday that they received a tip last month that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people on Valentine's Day, had a gun, wanted to "kill people" and had the "potential of him conducting a school shooting".

Ben Bennight, whose YouTube username is "BenTheBondsman", posted a video Wednesday saying he spotted a comment that said "I'm going to be a professional school shooter" on September 24. Bennight said in an interview with The Washington Post.

Bennight said he also flagged the comment to YouTube, which removed the comment from the video. They wanted to know if he knew anything more after first reporting the YouTube video previous year.

"I think in today's online world, it is very hard to narrow down who does what without more information", Bennight told CNN's Jake Tapper later Thursday, "and unfortunately, I wasn't able to provide them with much". However, they did say Cruz had been kicked out of the high school. The news caught him by surprise.

"The comment simply said, 'I'm going to be a professional school shooter, '" Lasky said. "I hadn't connected the dots yet".

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When Bennight saw the post, he had two concerns: the country and the safety of his children."I stay concerned about the state of things in the country and is my son's school going to be next or anyone of my kids' school going to be next", said Bennight.

"I am committed to getting to the bottom of what happened in this particular matter, as well as reviewing our processes for responding to information that we receive from the public", he said. He found a phone number to his local field office and left a message, letting them know about the comment.

A law enforcement official said the Federal Bureau of Investigation will review the steps it took in responding to the tip to determine whether anything could have been done differently or if practices should be changed for the future. Even in terrorism cases, Hosko said, the bureau sometimes has to leave suspects unmonitored because the FBI lacks personnel to follow each of them all the time.

"I would like to think that they were already investigating this guy and they had him [at] the top of their radar and that's how they contacted me so quickly", Ben said. The YouTube account with the name "Nikolas Cruz" remained active until Wednesday evening, at which point it was deleted for "multiple or severe violations of YouTube's policy on violence".

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