Former CIA agent breaks down on CNN over Florida school shooting

Former CIA agent breaks down on CNN over Florida school shooting

A former Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation analyst has broken down in tears on CNN while discussing the Florida school shooting that left at least 17 people dead and several injured. So far, what they've found is "very, very disturbing", he said.

"It's not", Mudd began of the Valentine's Day slaughter in which yet another gunman used an "AR-15 style" weapon.

He continued before breaking down in tears: "I can't do it, Wolf, I'm sorr".

Phillip Mudd's voice wavered as he said: "Can not we acknowledge in this country that we cannot accept this?"

"I have 1o nieces and nephews who are talking about bump-stocks, who are talking about legislation", Mudd said, referring to a device that allows for rapid fire on semi-automatic rifles. "I'm so sorry. We can't do it".

He returned to the air on CNN later Wednesday to give commentary about the suspected shooter.

"You're obviously, this is so emotional".

"Unfortunately it happens all too often", anchor Wolf Blitzer added. And as a result, people say we've got to learn some lessons. "Unfortunately lessons are never, never learned", Blitzer said.

The shooting in the Parkland school once again brings back focus on gun control laws in the USA and questions on why citizens should be permitted to own guns are likely to be raised again.

Some analysts became emotional and had difficulty in expressing their thoughts. "No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school", U.S. President Donald Trump said.