An interesting and damming tidbit of information!
Mistakes?....how bout complete and frightful negligence
It’s not too late to be honest about the neglect.
The school board didn’t do anything wrong.
They are just the school board.
I lived in Broward for many years. I received my primary and secondary education in public schools there.
In 2009, you may recall that Obama addressed all elementary schools in the country via closed circuit TV. Broward County was the only district in the country where attendance was mandatory. I sent an email to my district’s school board member, Beverly Gallagher, to object to students being required to view obama’s speech, especially since we were the only district requiring attendance. She responded with a nasty, insulting screed questioning my patriotism and lecturing me on “civics.” She also cc’ed all other school board members and a lot of other politicians, judges, basically the whole Broward County Commucrat power structure.
Well, the very next year, Gallagher was copping a plea to public corruption charges, having accepted bribes from a developer.......which she was doing at the very same time she was piously lecturing me about civics. And she wasn’t even very smart about it....taking cash under the table (literally) in a doggie bag at Applebee’s.
Well, I found her emai and answered it, asking if there was a course in remedial civics in prison. Of course, I knew she’d never see it. But you know who did? All those low life’s that she had copied on her email to me got a copy of my message to her. It was soooooo sweet.
One of her cohorts, Stephanie Kraft, was convicted in 2014 of similar but less sever charges and was given probation.
The takeaway: The Broward County School Board has not been about education for decades. It’s been about 100% Democrst political patronage and controlling the money that fuels one of the biggest school districts in the country.
With any luck an entire school of shark-like lawyers is now aware of this and discretely seeking out plaintiffs.
I am thinking that 17 wrongful death plus however many injury claims agains the school board for their clearly illegal racial quotas on discipline might send a message to all the other schools in the US.
The only real problem is that just one BLM type on a jury could be an issue.
Is it their job to ask “why”? They are to diagnose psychiatric/behavioral problems, since they are so good at teaching things like arithmetic and reading and of course history?
The whole thing about developing a “procedure” is to NOT ask “why?” but to check off items on a checklist so that a uniform treatment (not meaning medical nor psychiatric) is performed when the conditions merit. When an engine is worn out and requires rebuilding, it is pulled out of the car and gross dirt hosed or steamed off. It then enters a procedure where accessory parts are removed such as starter, alternator; then heads, then valve covers, whatever. Etc; etc; etc; At each step, the one doing the work in not asking “why?”, they are completing one step and moving to the next.
If the school would have had him arrested for violence, the record would have probably prevented him from the gun purchase. Instead, they moved him around like they used to move priests around. School mostly to blame IMHO.
Public schools purposely infiltrated by the left helped ruin a nation. It goes back over a 100 years. It is no coincidence that all that could have done something are also unionized.
Many moons ago I worked for the Republican congressman from Broward County. He was a nice conservative but eventually (when he was older) he was beaten by a Democrat dentist and that started the whole slip downward into what we have today in that part of Florida.
The leftist/liberals have destroyed a lot of Florida that was one conservative and sane. I should know. Many of my grandfather’s relatives, including two brothers, settled down there in the 1910’s (Melbourne, Orlando, Coco River), and remained there. There were patriots, including “Marv” who was an Air Force intelligence agent during WW2 and later a pioneer in the computer industry/industrial park concepts.
Others worked at Cape Canaveral on the Vanguard Project and others.
They were patriots. Today, their contributions to America are being pissed upon by what they call “Democrats” and “progressives” down there.
Oh, an Sheriff Scott Israel’s ties to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election should be beamed around the world. He was up to his neck and her ass in supporting her and the Dems.
Not to be seen on MSNBC and CNN, etc., I’ll bet you.
If they would have tried to jail Cruz the ACLU and child activists would have him out in minutes. The dems don’t want to stop this they want us unarmed.
The link to Miami Herald’s article, “Parkland Shooter always in trouble, never expelled. Could school system have done more?” includes the sweet spot of a solution that could have helped Cruz tremendously and avoided this whole calamity. Contained in this portion are the comments of the teacher, Joe Carrier, and the Cross Creek School. This school seems to have the needed elements to make the situation Cruz faced work - Mr. Carrier’s wood working class, the counselors, time outs, a gentle learning environment, and NO BULLYING. I have seen this work elsewhere, and it is beautiful.
No. It was GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS GUNS!!!!!!!!!!! Idiot proof the world!/s
I reposted this info from the “Agreement” Parkland SD put together regarding the police involvement in school discipline a couple of days ago. Read and weep!
(I think you can see the genesis of the problem in Broward County Schools)
(I also see multiple lawsuits from the families of the dead and wounded)
Here are the opening Wherases in the document! I am underewhelmed! They call the end result sought as COMMON SENSE DISCIPLINE!
I dont know about you but my butt cheeks tighten whenever a government official starts talking about COMMON SENSE, because they have little or none of it!
Somewhere the idea of the protection of the student body is left out!
WHEREAS, the parties acknowledge that law enforcement plays an essential role in maintaining safety in the community. However, the use of arrests and referrals to the criminal justice system may decrease a students chance of graduation, entering higher education, joining the military, and getting a job.
WHEREAS, in the 2011-2012 school year, the Department of Juvenile Justice reported 1,062 school-related arrests in Broward County, the highest number in the state. 71% of these arrests were for misdemeanor offenses. Over half of those students had never been referred to the Juvenile Justice System before.
WHEREAS, across the country, students of color, students with disabilities and LGBTQ students are disproportionately impacted by school-based arrests for the same behavior as their peers.
WHEREAS, The Florida Legislature encourage[s] schools to use alternatives to expulsion or referral to law enforcement agencies by addressing disruptive behavior through restitution, civil citation, teen court, neighborhood restorative justice, or similar programs and has instructed school districts that zero-tolerance policies are not intended to be rigorously applied to petty acts of misconduct and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to, minor fights or disturbances.
WHEREAS, with a joint commitment to ending school-based arrests for minor misbehavior, school districts and law enforcement agencies across the country have improved school safety, school engagement and academic achievement. The parties to this agreement are confident that by working together, they can return Broward County Public Schools to a culture of common sense discipline that allows all students to enjoy a safe and effective education.
Time to take a close look at every county and school district in the Nation. Start with Broward County. Didn’t they go big for Pat Buchanan for President back in 2000?
Broward county went 2/3 for Clinton. Imagine the kind of liberal pukes that get involved in grass roots politics...like school boards...in such an environment.
Sundance ad an earlier article, which I’ve been blasting all over the internet:
In 2013, the Broward County School Board, in collusion with Eric Holder and the Obama Administration, put in place policies to prevent crimes comitted by minority students in school from being reported to the police!!!
Cruz was considered minority due to his last name. He previously brought bullets in his backpack! He comitted numerous crimes on school grounds, was caught, and never reported to police. They werent allowed to!
Please spread it far and wide. Copypasta this post to other school shooting threads. Post on facebook. Email to friends.
Broward County schools intentionally created polices from 2010 through 2016 that culminated in the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland. We know this with great specificity because five years ago we warned Broward County Florida school board members this could happen.