Nikolas Cruz’s rampage was foreseeable but it was kept hidden by Sheriff Israel’s office. Even threats of shooting up the school weren’t reported.
Serious Threats, Even Shooting Up a School, Were Not Reported
Extensive research by The Last Refuge gives a clear picture of a school that routinely ignored and failed to report dangerous behavior and threats. The timeline of serious threats and disturbances shows a pattern of sheriffs not reporting anything. From the Miami-Herald:
Nikolas Cruz’s dangerous and disturbing behavior was flagged repeatedly to authorities, both local and federal, over a span of two years starting in February 2016. But no one stopped him before he killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Here’s a timeline of incidents where Cruz was reported to law enforcement. Many of the incidents involve the threat of a school shooting…
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.
Nothing was reported and nothing was ever done. This was the school/police policy.
Jake Tapper Confronts the Very Political Sheriff Israel
The Promise program appears to be a disaster. The Sheriff washed his hands of all responsibility so you won’t be getting any information from him, except if you want to hear how “amazing” a job he has done.