Friday, February 23, 2018

Who to blame?

Parkland school cop ‘never went in’ during the shooting. There were other failures, too.
Excerpt: A school campus cop heard the gunfire and rushed to the building but never went inside — instead waiting outside for another four agonizing minutes as Cruz continued the slaughter. And long before Cruz embarked on the worst school shooting in Florida history, Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies had multiple warnings that the 19-year-old was a violent threat and a potential school shooter, according to records released Thursday. In November, a tipster called BSO to say Cruz “could be a school shooter in the making,” but deputies did not write up a report on that warning. It came just weeks after a relative called urging BSO to seize his weapons. Two years ago, according to a newly released timeline of interactions with Cruz’s family, a deputy investigated a report that Cruz “planned to shoot up the school” — intelligence that was forwarded to the school’s resource officer, with no apparent result. ... The school initiated a “threat assessment” on Cruz, then 18, suggesting he suffered from depression. The Florida Department of Children and Families also investigated Cruz and determined he was not a threat to himself or others. At the time, he was undergoing therapy with Henderson Behavioral Health. BSO had no more contact with Cruz until November 2017, shortly after his mother died of a respiratory illness. His mother’s cousin, Katherine Blaine, reported that the woman had died and asked that BSO seize the arsenal. (Who to blame? Looks like there are plenty of folks! They all took pay checks; didn't do their jobs, eh? So was this a set up or just too many people following Mueller's Russian probe to care about day-to-day issues? Ignored 911 calls. Deputy outside building; won't go in.... reportedly got "Officer of the Year." I still can't figure how a kid who works at Dollar General could buy so many guns and have so much loose cash (like $3,000 reportedly taken by his current foster mother)..... Something doesn't jive with my realities. --Barb. No one needs a gun; the government will protect you! ~Bob)

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