Skip to comments.School Sec. Guard Who Didnít Stop the Parkland Shooter Was Suspended for Sexually Harassing Students
Posted on 06/26/2018 10:36:08 PM PDT by Ken H
Full title: School Security Guard Who Didnt Stop the Parkland Shooter Was Suspended for Sexually Harassing Students
A disciplinary panel recommended Andrew Medina be fired. He was not.
Lest you thought we were finished with tales of unfathomable incompetence on the part of Broward County, Florida, authority figures, consider this: The first Marjory Stoneman Douglas security guard who spotted Nikolas Cruz on campus and took no action to detain him was previously suspended for sexually harassing students.
Due to his inaction during the shooting, Andrew Medina was initially reassigned to an administrative position elsewhere in the Broward County school system. But on Tuesday, the superintendent finally decided to terminate his employment.
Medina worked as an unarmed security guard at Stoneman Douglas. In 2017, a disciplinary panel recommended that he be fired for sexually harassing two female students. (One of those students, Meadow Pollack, was later killed in the shooting.) But school officials decided to suspend Medina for three days instead, according to CBS News.
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“In 2017, a disciplinary panel recommended that he be fired for sexually harassing two female students. (One of those students, Meadow Pollack, was later killed in the shooting).”
Thoroughly corrupt system.
What a Fd up school administration!
My understanding was that he was an armed security guard at the time of the shooting. The article states he was an unarmed security guard. I’m not sure the article is correct.
Democrats . . . psssst!
Wow. What a disgusting Slobovian. He was...
B. Wanting all of the young people there to hate him.
C. Wanting to find a young woman crazy enough to want to get with him, so he would end up in the hoosegow or some other kind of serious trouble (baby-daddy, meet in-laws...or outlaws).
D. All of the above.
I’m sure he wad a political appointment...Broward county.
THAT is a school Security Guard?? He looks like a GANG MEMBER!
One wonders if part of the reason he did not “go in” to confront the shooter is that he knew such an action would draw much attention to him, eventually exposing his past...
Or he could just be a messed up creep.
It’s all kinda the same thing.
[[ Was Suspended for Sexually Harassing Students A disciplinary panel recommended Andrew Medina be fired. He was not.]]
Not fired for sexually harassing students? Seriously? Unfrigginbelievable!
There is almost zero accountability in any public service role. The buck never stops. There is nobody in charge. It is a “board” or “committee” so nobody is ever responsible for anything. This is one reason why we need to privatize most services.
There is a story in the news feed right now about Florida Toll Road system being offline. That is run by a private company contracted by the state. The people know who to blame - the President of that company. And the contract calls for $5000 per day in penalties for every day the system is offline.
It doesn’t take much to see the contrast in approaches. Sure, mistakes happen. But accountability and culpability make for incentives to fix the mistakes. No private employer would keep a guy who sexually harassed 2 teenage girls on the job.
The one problem with this we don’t know what the supposedly
Sexually Harassment was.
Every body wants blood without knowing the facts.
OK, let's work backwards here:
1. High school students - unarmed and thanks in part to this guy - were not protected and then they were murdered.
2. The dirtbag in question already showed warning signs by doing something that showed contact or interest in some of those same innocent high school students.
3. All persons working at any school are guardians of those same kids in the place of their parents while they are in that school. Any warnings, any suspicions of those persons who may not be responsible in the very serious responsibility of protecting kids must be acted upon, immediately.
Any other response must mean that you aren't a parent.
Sounds like the resource officer at my old high school. All he ever did in the four years I was there was sit in the gym all day and ogle the girls gym classes. It fact it became a running joke even among the teachers, if someone would ask where he was, they would roll their eyes and say, “You know where you can find him.”
Not to worry, the sexual predator still has his job.
Scott Peterson was the armed Broward County Deputy who was at the scene, heard the shots fired, but failed to enter the building.
Andrew Medina was an unarmed security monitor in the area who saw the perp enter the school but failed to respond.