Police in Florida arrested 17-year-old Corey Johnson, who converted to Islam and stabbed his 13-year-old friend to death at a sleepover, after being radicalized.
New information reveals that Johnson was on the FBI’s radar for over a year, as an ISIS sympathizer, but the Bureau failed to act, even as authorities discussed filing federal criminal charges.
According to the local Palm Bech Post, the FBI stepped aside because Johnson was a juvenile:
“In January 2017, several local law-enforcement agencies and the FBI came together with the staff at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens, where he was a student at the time,” wrote the Palm Beach Post. “The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office received information Johnson supported the terrorist organization ISIS and had reached out to the group online, expressing his desire to join them. A detective with the sheriff’s office interviewed Johnson for a mental-health assessment and said the teen sympathized with terrorist organizations, the report said.”
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