FBI: Agency reevaluated how it handles mass shooting threats after Parkland

FBI Special Agent in Charge Grant Mendenhall. (Photo: WTHR)
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The FBI in Indianapolis says it investigates a dozen or more threats of mass shootings every month, just in Indiana.

"The true number one priority in the FBI right now is to stop mass shooting events before they happen," said Special Agent in Charge Grant Mendenhall. "That's the thing I worry most about, the possibility of a mass-casualty event in the state of Indiana. Every single day, I have agents in every corner of the state, running down leads on potential threats to life."

Mendenhall said the FBI reevaluated how it handles threats after the Parkland shootings.

"There are potential shootings stopped every single day across the country," he said.

The best defense, said Mendenhall, is one they've been saying for a while. If you see something, say somethingand let them decide if a threat is real.

Just last month, we learned agents from Indianapolis stopped a potential shooting. They arrested a truck driver in Zionsville who they say planned to kill people at a church in Memphis.

In that case, the suspect said something to a friend, who then called police.