3 March 2018
Assessment of the Florida School Shooting
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland Florida – Nickolas Cruz
The shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida last month has brought up a lot of talk about US citizens rights to own and bear arms as defined in the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States versus Mental Illness, two points that are very clear and easy to understand.
Amendment II: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Mental Illness by definition: A condition which causes serious disorder in a person’s behavior or thinking.
Over the course the past few weeks many “truths” have emerged that have been marginalized or even kept out of the public forum events that have been in the background for the past six years, if not longer.
- Nickolas Cruz had been reported to Law Enforcement (FBI) more than 39 times due to his behavior and communicating threats to others.
- Nickolas Cruz had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
- Nicholas Cruz reported himself to Law Enforcement (FBI) in November 2017.
- 14 February 2018
- Nickolas Cruz was seen and recorded on video entering Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School carrying a duffle bag just moments prior to shooting and killing 17 people.
- The School Resource Officer, Broward County Deputy Scot Peterson AND 3 other on duty Broward County Sheriff’s deputies given the order “not to enter the building unless they were equipped with body cameras” (none were) by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, so they watched and waited while shots were being fired inside the school.
- An off duty Coral Springs Police Officer watering a portion of the school lawn responded as the shots rang out, by assisting a wounded student, obtaining a vest and weapon from other responding Coral Springs Police officers on scene and proceeded to enter the building, as Broward County Sheriff deputies watched.
- Parkland EMS personnel were “not allowed in the building” on orders of the Broward County Sheriff’s office.
- Nickolas Cruz was taken into custody by Coral Springs Police.
- 5 November 2013 – The Broward County School Board and District Superintendent entered into a political agreement with Broward County Law enforcement officials to stop arresting students for crimes in order to gain state and federal grant money for improvements.
(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 student’s chance of graduation, entering higher education, joining the military, and getting a job.)
- School Board of Broward County, Florida, Superintendent of Schools – Robert Runcie, Broward District Schools Police Department – Chief David Golt & Student Support Initiatives – Michaelle Pope
- Chief Judge of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit – Honorable Peter M. Weinstein & Judge of the 17th Judicial Court – Honorable Elijah H. Williams
- Office of the State Attorney – Honorable Michael J. Satz & Maria Schneider
- Law Office of the Public Defender – Honorable Howard Finkelstein & Gordon Weekes
- Sheriff of Broward County, Florida – Sheriff Scott Israel, Major Oscar Llerena & Ronald M. Gunzburger
- Fort Lauderdale Police Department – Chief Franklin Adderley & Bradley H. Weissman
- Florida Department of Juvenile Justice – Secretary Wansley Walters & Cassandra Evans, M.S.
- Fort Lauderdale Branch of the NAACP – Marsha Ellison
- Juvenile Justice Advisory Board – Marsha Ellison
- And in collaboration and consultation with a committee of stakeholders that include representation from the Broward Teacher’s Union, Broward Principals’ and Assistants’ Association, District Advisory Council, Diversity Committee, Children’s Services Council of Broward County, State Representative Perry Thurston, State Senator Christopher Smith, and State Representative Gwyndolen Clark-Reed for the purpose of establishing a cooperative relationship between agencies involved in the handling of student misbehavior.
- Florida Governor reportedly opens investigation into this matter?
From what I gather from existing news source articles leads me to believe that yes mental illness is very much to blame. However it’s in how these state and local officials came to the conclusion that money is more important than protecting children in Florida schools?
These officials appear to have been or still are suffering the effects of mental illness in the performance of their elected/appointed jobs?
When did it become acceptable to ignore state and federal laws and get so many “trained” legal beagles to sign off on it?
Is this truly the effect of mental illness or a much more closely guarded secret – the effects of affirmative action? – I am the Real Truckmaster!