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  • Parkland school gunman was searched every morning at Stoneman Douglas

    07/26/2019 10:06:21 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 33 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 7/26/19 | By Megan O'Matz
    The former student who later shot up Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was such a threat in school that he was searched every morning for weapons, new testimony shows. The extraordinary measure followed an earlier decision to bar Nikolas Cruz from taking a backpack to campus after he talked of suicide and wrote “kill” in a notebook. The search procedure was revealed in a sworn deposition from Kelvin Greenleaf, the security guard who searched Cruz. The South Florida Sun Sentinel obtained a copy of the deposition this week. "Never found a weapon on him,” Greenleaf explained in the testimony July...
  • Stoneman Douglas commission calls for arming teachers, more school security spending

    01/02/2019 6:14:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 1 2 2019 | David Fleshler, Larry Barszewski
    The state commission investigating the Parkland school shooting unanimously approved a tough final report Wednesday that puts the responsibility for reform on school districts, law enforcement agencies, Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and state legislative leaders. The 458-page report by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission addresses the cascade of errors revealed in the wake of the shooting, including fumbled tips, lax school security policies and unaggressive Broward sheriff’s deputies who hung back as shots were fired. The report now goes to Gov. Rick Scott, DeSantis, Senate President Bill Galvano and House Speaker José Oliva. The report contains dozens...
  • Unprepared and Overwhelmed (Multiple policy failures cost lives at Parkland, FL)

    12/31/2018 6:53:31 AM PST · by Drew68 · 19 replies
    Failures by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and school district cost children their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A gunman with an AR-15 fired the bullets, but a series of blunders, bad policies, sketchy training and poor leadership helped him succeed. Information reported over 10 months by the South Florida Sun Sentinel reveals 58 minutes of chaos on campus marked by no one taking charge, deputies dawdling, false information spreading, communications paralyzed and children stranded with nowhere to hide. To be sure, a number of teachers and police officers performed heroically. But an examination of the day’s events...
  • Judge rules deputy had duty to protect Parkland students, refuses to toss lawsuit

    12/12/2018 2:37:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 58 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | Terry Spencer & Curt Anderson-AP
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A judge has rejected a deputy’s claim that he had no duty to confront the gunman during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the parent of a victim, Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning found after a hearing Wednesday that ex-deputy Scot Peterson did have a duty to protect those inside the school where 17 people died and 17 were wounded on Feb. 14. Video and other evidence shows Peterson, the only armed officer at the school, remained outside while shots rang out. The negligence lawsuit was filed by...
  • Disgraced deputy haunted by failure at Florida school shooting

    06/04/2018 1:41:32 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 4, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    The disgraced Florida sheriff’s deputy who stayed outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a killer stalked its halls has spent the 90 days since the massacre wondering why he failed to save lives, according to a report. “It’s haunting,” Scot Peterson said in a Washington Post report published Monday. “I’ve cut that day up a thousand ways with a million different what-if scenarios, but the bottom line is I was there to protect, and I lost 17.” Since the Valentine’s Day attack at the Parkland school — where 17 people were killed and 17 more injured — Peterson has...
  • Robert Runcie Blames Messy Records for Misinformation About Promise Program

    05/08/2018 7:29:58 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 15 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | May 7, 2018 | Brittany Shammas
    Critics have slammed Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie all day amid news that — contrary to Runcie's repeated claims — Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz was involved in the controversial Promise disciplinary program before becoming a mass killer. Now Runcie is pushing back by blaming scattered record-keeping and insisting he gave the best information he had at the time about Cruz's participation in Promise. In a phone interview with New Times this afternoon, the superintendent said the district keeps student data in multiple systems — sometimes only in paper files, which took time to review....
  • Leadership Profile Robert Runcie Broward County's leader in charge to revamp school discipline

    05/08/2018 7:19:38 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 2 replies
    Scholastic Administrator ^ | Summer 2014 | Kim Greene
    When the Obama administration issued guidelines earlier this year encouraging districts to revise their zero-tolerance policies, the recommendations sounded remarkably familiar to staff members in Broward County Public Schools in Florida. Led by Superintendent Robert Runcie, the district had implemented similar discipline changes in 2013. The goal: to cut off the so-called school-to-prison pipeline. “Some of my staff joke that the Obama administration might have taken our policies and framework and developed them into national guidelines,” says Runcie. “What we’ve got is very aligned with that. We went out early on.” Rethinking Discipline When Runcie was hired as the head...
  • Commentary: Free speech takes another hit from thin-skinned liberals

    04/04/2018 6:51:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/4/2018 | Cal Thomas
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham has apologized, as has the network, for nothing more serious than her tweet: “David Hogg rejected by four colleges to which he applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA . totally predictable given acceptance rates.)” Hogg actually has a 4.2 grade-point average. The 17-year-old Hogg, a survivor of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., is the new face of the anti-gun movement, having achieved overnight victim status, reserved, apparently, only for those on the left, which supposedly insulates him from criticism. Hogg...
  • Marjory Stoneman Douglas students to get 'clear backpacks' as safety measure

    03/22/2018 4:27:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 65 replies ^ | 3/22/18 | Phil McCausland
    Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie introduced the new measures in a letter sent to students' families this week.Students who survived the Valentine's Day shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, will have to get used to new security measures when they return from spring break next week — including clear backpacks and ID badges that must be worn at all times. Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie introduced the new measures in a letter sent to students' families on Wednesday. In it he said there would be additional security at the school, students would be given...
  • Deputy suspended for sleeping on duty Monday at Stoneman Douglas High School

    03/21/2018 7:04:03 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | March 20, 2018 | staff
    A Broward County Sheriff's deputy has been suspended with pay after authorities say he was found sleeping in his car Monday while on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last month. According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, a Stoneman Douglas student approached a sergeant who was patrolling the interior of the school and said that Deputy Moises Carotti was asleep in his patrol car just after 5 p.m.
  • Parkland Student Surpasses NRA in Twitter Followers Less Than 2 Weeks After School Shooting

    02/26/2018 5:57:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    People ^ | February 25, 2018 | Maria Pasquini
    Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School — where 17 people were shot and killed two weeks ago — is quickly gaining visibility as a gun violence prevention activist. And on Saturday, the teen’s already powerful impact became even more apparent as she surpassed the NRA in Twitter followers. The 18-year-old rose to prominence after giving an 11-minute speech at an anti-gun rally in Fort Lauderdale two days after the mass shooting, and for standing up to NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at a town hall hosted by CNN. This weekend, Twitter users noticed that Gonzalez had more...
  • Video=> Star Tripping Stoneman Douglas Shooting Survivors Rock Out Backstage at Ellen Show

    02/25/2018 12:22:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 24, 2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Glee: The High School Massacre: ‘You just buried your friends, what are you going to do now?’ ‘We’re going on the Ellen Show!" Stoneman Douglas massacre survivors revel in their celebrity backstage at taping of the Ellen Show, eight days after the Valentine’s Day attack on their school, image via screen capture. Three students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 by a former student that killed seventeen students and faculty were flown to Los Angeles last Thursday morning to tape an episode of the Ellen Show that aired on Friday.
  • What, Exactly, Do You Do Here?

    02/24/2018 6:55:26 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-24-18 | MOTUS
    Let me be clear, not THIS Scott Peterson: he’s just a murderous sociopath. The Scot Peterson everyone’s talking about today is the recently retired Broward County Sheriff's Office Deputy whose dereliction of duty might arguably be considered  “acting stupidly.”  Former Broward County Sheriff’s Office “School Security Monitor” Deputy Scot PetersonAccording to Officer Tim Burton of the Coral Springs Police Department, Peterson responded to the Parkland school shooting “by seeking cover behind a concrete column leading to a stairwell” rather than running into danger to stop the killing of unarmed children and school staff.  But before you jump to conclusions, let...
  • Deputies called to suspected shooter’s home 39 times over seven years

    02/16/2018 7:49:28 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 145 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Before Nikolas Cruz carried out his mass killing at a Florida high school this week, police responded to his home 39 times over a seven-year period, according to disturbing new documents. Details about the calls to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office — obtained from police records by CNN — were not immediately available and it was impossible to determine if all involved Cruz. But the nature of the emergencies at his Parkland home included “mentally ill person,” “child/elderly abuse,” “domestic disturbance” and “missing person,” KTLA reported. And a schoolmate, Brody Speno, told the network that cops were called to Cruz’s...
  • Florida shooting: FBI was alerted about threat posted on YouTube

    02/15/2018 1:49:48 PM PST · by Lera · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb 15 2018 | Michael Kosnar and Daniel Arkin
    A YouTube user who used the same name as the suspected Florida gunman was investigated by the FBI for a comment boasting about plans to shoot up a school, the agency said Thursday. The FBI was alerted to the comment but failed to identify the user, said Robert Lasky, the FBI agent in charge of the Miami division. The comment did not include information about timing or location, Lasky said at a news conference. The suspect in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, identified as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated...