By Tom Knighton
I’ve said it before. Schools have a rough time of things most days. The folks at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are no different than school staff anywhere else in the country. I’m sure they’re mostly dedicated, caring teachers who want to help students develop their true potential.
However, it seems that in the wake of the Parkland massacre, we’ve learned about all kinds of ways of people dropping the ball. Now, it seems that there was yet another way the school could and probably should have stopped the killer’s rampage well before it even got planned.
So basically, they knew that Cruz was a threat as early as late September 2016. He had suicidal tendencies and was aggressive. The actions taken were less than illustrious, but this one takes the cake IMHO:
During interviews with school staff it was reported that the Henderson YES team determined commitment under the Baker Act was not warranted and that the SRO did not pursue it under his law enforcement authority. Staff also reported that a daily monitoring meeting with a school resource officer was implemented, and the student was no longer allowed to bring a backpack to school. Instead, he …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms