Judge: Sheriff’s Deputy Had No Duty To Protect Parkland Students
By Tom Knighton
Anti-gunners love to argue that we don’t need all of our guns. Quite a fair number will tell you that while you may feel the need to defend yourself, you shouldn’t. That’s what the police are for, they argue.
The courts have ruled time and time again that the police have no duty to protect you.
Now, we have yet another example. This time, it applies to people who are required by law to be disarmed.
A federal judge says Broward schools and the Sheriff’s Office had no legal duty to protect students during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom dismissed a suit filed by 15 students who claimed they were traumatized by the crisis in February. The suit named six defendants, including the Broward school district and the Broward Sheriff’s Office, as well as school deputy Scot Peterson and campus monitor Andrew Medina.
Bloom ruled that the two agencies had no constitutional duty to protect students who were not in custody.
“The claim arises from the actions of [the shooter], a third party, and not a state actor,” she wrote in a ruling Dec. 12. “Thus, the critical question the Court analyzes …Read the Rest
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