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  • All the signs were there.' On video, guard says school knew Parkland shooter posed threat

    06/05/2018 11:28:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | DAVID OVALLE
    An unarmed security monitor in a golf cart was the first person to see Nikolas Cruz step out of an Uber, a large bag in hand, and stride toward Building 12 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High just before the worst school shooting in state history. Cruz, however, was no stranger to staff. "Nikolas Cruz. I knew the kid," security guard Andrew Medina told Broward detectives in a sworn video-recorded statement released by prosecutors on Tuesday evening. As soon as Cruz began walking "like on a mission" toward the building, Medina followed and began frantically texting fellow security guards. "We had...
  • Schools' culture of tolerance lets students like Nikolas Cruz slide

    05/14/2018 9:22:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel ^ | May 12, 2018 | Megan O'Matz and Scott Travis
    roward Schools have grown so tolerant of misbehavior that students like Nikolas Cruz are able to slide by for years without strict punishment for conduct that could be criminal. The culture of leniency allows children to engage in an endless loop of violations and second chances, creating a system where kids who commit the same offense for the 10th time may be treated like it’s the first, according to records and interviews with people familiar with the process.
  • School district shuts down information after Stoneman Douglas shooting [Rare Media Honesty!]

    05/13/2018 11:08:34 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Sun sentinel fort Lauderdale ^ | 5/13/18 | D Fleshler
    The he Broward school district’s repeated, emphatic — and it turns out, false — statements that Nikolas Cruz had not been in a controversial disciplinary program fit a pattern of an institution on the defensive and under siege. Facing significant legal and political exposure over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the district has tried to keep information from the public and put out untrue and misleading statements, frustrating parents who say this is the time for maximum transparency.
  • As It Turns Out, Parkland Shooter WAS Referred To Alternative Discipline Program

    05/07/2018 1:02:18 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/07/2018 | Virginia Kruta
    Broward County schools, after over two months of claiming the opposite, admitted on Sunday that confessed Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz had been referred to the PROMISE Program. The PROMISE Program, an alternative discipline program designed to limit on-campus arrests, has been widely reported as ineffective and corrupt. It has come under intense scrutiny in the weeks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but until Sunday, school officials were still denying that Cruz ever had any connection to that program.
  • Many Died, Superintendent Lied-Nikolas Cruz was in program that enabled classroom-to-casket pipeline

    05/08/2018 4:56:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Sheriff admits Nikolas Cruz was in program that enabled classroom-to-casket pipeline. Florida’s Broward County School District revealed Sunday that Nikolas Cruz, who on February 14 gunned down 17 students and wounded 17 others, was part of the PROMISE program, “Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education.” The “Obama-era program” replaced a zero-tolerance policy with leniency toward student crime.  As district official Tracy Clark told reporters Sunday, Nikolas Cruz was referred to PROMISE in 2013 after he vandalized a bathroom at Westglades Middle School. The district had previously denied that Cruz was part of the program and called such reports...
  • Broward leads state in seizing guns under 'red flag' law passed after Parkland school shooting

    04/28/2018 8:37:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Shun Sentinel ^ | 4/26/18 | Rafael Olmeda
    Since the Parkland school shootings, police in Broward County have seized guns from private citizens more often than any county in Florida. As of Thursday, police had obtained 34 court orders under a new law that allows guns to be taken from people considered at risk of harming themselves or others.
  • Accused Parkland killer wants to give inheritance to victims: Attorney

    04/12/2018 4:33:24 AM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies
    http://abcnews.go.com/ ^ | 4/11/18 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    The alleged gunman in the Valentine's Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida wants to give any inheritance due him from his late mother's estate to the victims' families or an organization that will help the community heal, his attorneys said Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, 19, appeared at a hearing in Broward County Circuit Court in Fort Lauderdale to determine whether he is truly indigent or if he stands to collect up to $800,000 from his late mother's estate and various other financial accounts in his name. It was previously determined that Cruz could not afford his own...
  • Fans send LOVE LETTERS to school shooter Nikolas Cruz and donate $800 to his commissary fund [tr]

    03/30/2018 6:10:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29, 2018 | Germania Rodriguez
    Nikolas Cruz has been receiving fan mail and love letters from all over the country since he killed 17 people at his former high school in Parkland last month. The South Florida Sun Sentinel has obtained copies of some of the letters addressed to the gunman, which show just how much admiration and devotion he has inspired in men, women, and particularly in young girls. Broward County Public Defender Howard Finkelstein told the local paper there's 'piles of letters' for Cruz, 19, and he worries that 'every day boys and girls are starting to view him in an elevated way,...
  • Crazed girls flood Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz with fan mail

    03/29/2018 6:15:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 03/28/2018 | Doreen Christensen and Brittany Wallman
    Mass murderer Nikolas Cruz is getting stacks of fan mail and love letters sent to the Broward County jail, along with hundreds of dollars in contributions to his commissary account. Teenage girls, women and even older men are writing to the Parkland school shooter and sending photographs — some suggestive — tucked inside cute greeting cards and attached to notebook paper with offers of friendship and encouragement. Groupies also are joining Facebook communities to talk about how to help the killer. The South Florida Sun Sentinel obtained copies of some of the letters showing that Cruz, who had few friends...
  • I Tried to Befriend Nikolas Cruz. He Still Killed My Friends.

    03/28/2018 10:34:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 94 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 27, 2018 | Isabelle Robinson
    PARKLAND, Fla. — My first interaction with Nikolas Cruz happened when I was in seventh grade. I was eating lunch with my friends, most likely discussing One Direction or Ed Sheeran, when I felt a sudden pain in my lower back. The force of the blow knocked the wind out of my 90-pound body; tears stung my eyes. I turned around and saw him, smirking. I had never seen this boy before, but I would never forget his face. His eyes were lit up with a sick, twisted joy as he watched me cry. The apple that he had thrown...
  • Parkland students: NRA has been 'basically threatening us'

    03/19/2018 12:19:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 106 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Two students who survived last month’s high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., said Monday that the leadership of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has “basically threatened” them since they started speaking out about gun violence. “I think it just goes to prove exactly what they are. I don’t think NRA members are bad people at all. I think they’re responsible gun owners that want to become politically active and make their voices heard in this democracy,” David Hogg told CBS News.
  • Officials Wanted the Parkland Shooter Institutionalized in 2016

    03/18/2018 1:42:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    By now, it is clear that many officials either willfully ignored or missed warning signs that the mass murderer who killed 17 innocent Americans in last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida needed severe mental help. But, until today, it was never clear that anybody who had recommended Nikolas Cruz for involuntary institutionalization. The Associated Press now reports that school officials and a sheriff's deputy recommended that Cruz should be "forcibly committed." "From the Associated Press: ...documents in the criminal case against Nikolas Cruz and obtained by The Associated Press show school officials and a...
  • WATCH: David Hogg asks in new video, ‘What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?’

    03/16/2018 4:13:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 16, 2018 | Greg P.
    Stoneman Douglas HS student activist David Hogg has a new video out to promote the March 24 “March For Our Lives” in Washington, D.C. and he asks right up front, “What if our politicians weren’t the bitch of the NRA?” How adorable of him:
  • Judicial Watch: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First One or Two Officers...

    03/15/2018 1:48:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 15, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Broward County Sheriff’s Office Training Materials Say First One or Two Officers on Scene should ‘Confront the Shooter’ ‘Remember, every time you hear a gunshot in an active shooter incident; you have to believe that is another victim being killed.’ Four Officers on Scene at February 14 Parkland Shooting Did Not Enter School Building (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released Broward County Sheriff’s Office training and operation materials that specifically dictate that the first one or two officers on the scene of an active shooter incident “will immediately go to confront the shooter.” The Broward...
  • SECRET DEBATE TIP FOR GOP

    03/15/2018 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 14 Mar 2018 | Ann Coulter
    On CBS's "60 Minutes" Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the "institutional racism" in school discipline. It was like neither of them had ever heard of Nikolas Cruz. The Parkland, Florida, school shooter is our most recent case study of what happens when liberals start babbling about "institutional racism." There's never been such an incredible paper trail as there is with Cruz, leading straight from idiotic liberal ideas directly to mass murder. We know that Broward County Public Schools knew about Cruz's felonies. We know that his behavior wasn't reported because it would negatively impact the...
  • Judge enters not guilty plea for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz (Death penalty case)

    03/14/2018 11:34:51 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 64 replies
    CN N ^ | March 14, 2018 | Jason Hanna & Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A judge entered a plea of not guilty on Nikolas Cruz's behalf as the teen was arraigned Wednesday in last month's massacre at a South Florida high school -- on the same day students across the country walked out of class to demand stricter gun laws because of the killings. A Broward County grand jury last week indicted the 19-year-old gunman on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree. Wednesday's plea in a Fort Lauderdale court came after Cruz's defense attorney told the judge that the teen was...
  • Shooter revealed gory fantasies to his therapists years before the Parkland massacre

    03/11/2018 8:37:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 3/9/2018 | Carol Marbin Miller And Kyra Gurney
    Nearly four years before school shooter Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 students and educators at a Parkland high school, he confided in a therapist that he saw himself in a dream drenched in human blood. A May 3, 2014, notation in a Broward County schools psychiatric file said Cruz “reported [a dream] last week of him killing people and covered in blood. He smiled and told the therapist that sometimes he says things for shock value.” After Cruz’s disclosure to his therapist at the alternative Cross Creek School, administrators developed a “safety plan” to ensure the welfare of Cruz and...
  • Disgraced school deputy gets caught lying about Florida massacre

    03/09/2018 9:15:25 AM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 9, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    The disgraced Florida sheriff’s deputy who explained his failure to act during the school massacre by saying he believed the shooter was outside actually radioed that gunfire was inside, according to a report.
  • FBI staffers knew warnings about Nikolas Cruz were related but closed the case, lawmakers learn

    03/07/2018 7:11:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 7, 2018 | Frank Miles
    The FBI this week detailed to Congress a series of mistakes and missed opportunities to intervene before a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida -- including a revelation that staffers knew two warnings about suspect Nikolas Cruz were related, but still closed the case. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich made the comments in a closed briefing Tuesday with members of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. In a summary released Wednesday to Fox News, Bowdich cited two tips that the FBI received about Cruz in September 2017 and January 2018 that were mishandled.
  • Battle erupts over Parkland school killer’s inheritance

    03/07/2018 1:58:20 AM PST · by blueplum · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 06 March 2018 | Julie K. Brown
    A court squabble has erupted over the handling of Nikolas Cruz’s inheritance from his late mother — a fight that could determine whether the school shooter is entitled to be free representation from the public defender or must hire a private lawyer. Boca Raton attorney Audra Simovitch filed an amended petition in Broward County probate court this week, alleging that Rocxanne Deschamps, a friend of Cruz’s mother who cared for Cruz and his younger brother after their mother died, should not be appointed to represent the estate. {snip} ... A hearing scheduled in probate court was abruptly canceled last week,...