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#UPDATES: Shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, Florida - 14 Feb 2018

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by Kimster, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    I know Kimster!
  2. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member


    Florida shooting update: Three remain hospitalized in Broward Health system as of Feb. 23

    Kyle Laman, 15, one of three students who remain hospitalized in the Broward Health hospital system after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is “stable and getting better,” but still in intensive care, his mother said Friday.

    “I haven’t left his side,” Marie Laman told the Sun Sentinel in a brief telephone interview shortly before noon. “He’s still in the ICU.”

    Kyle Laman had surgery at Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach earlier this week to repair ligament damage to his ankle and foot, which were shredded and shattered by bullets fired from an AR-15 rifle by a former student. Fourteen students and three educators were killed in the rampage.

    As of Friday morning, one victim remained at Broward Health North and two remained at Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, according to Broward Health spokeswoman Jennifer Smith. All three were in fair condition, but she said policy prevented her from identifying the victims or giving greater detail about their injuries. Smith said one victim was discharged from Broward Health North on Thursday.
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  3. Imamazed

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    Hear the Parkland shooter's voice. He blamed violent Nov. tirade on mother's death in 911 call.

    ust months before Nikolas Cruz is accused of attacking Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School, he blamed a violent outburst on his mother’s recent death, according to 911 recordings.

    Cruz, 19, became enraged after misplacing a photograph of his mother, according to a Nov. 28 report released by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.

    Cruz punched walls and broke items inside the mobile home he was staying at in Lantana Cascade in Palm Beach County, according to the report.

    “The thing is I lost my mother a couple weeks ago, so, like, I’m dealing with a bunch of things right now” he told the 911 dispatcher.
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    Who is Scot Peterson? What we know now about Stoneman Douglas cop
    Far from shrinking in the face of danger, former Broward sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson once characterized himself a proactive officer who quickly responded to reports of trouble.

    Peterson, 54, resigned on Thursday after withering public criticism from Sheriff Scott Israel who said the deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School should have confronted and killed the gunman who fatally shot 17 students and staff members on Feb. 14.

    But in a 2015 video, Peterson is shown defending his own performance and his colleagues as he sought to persuade school officials to retain a program known as the Resident on Campus Security Program.

    “These colleagues work hard,” he told one official who raised doubts about the program’s value. “We are crime prevention, an audit report will never show how much we prevent.”
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  6. Imamazed

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    Student's sing moving tribute to shooting victims

    The Stoneman Douglas High school drama club perform "Shine," a song they wrote in the wake of the shooting at their Parkland, Florida, school.
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  7. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    BREAKING: CNN Reports FOUR Broward County Deputies Waited Outside School As Children Were Massacred
    Michele Eve Sandberg/Corbis via Getty Images
    ByBen Shapiro
    February 23, 2018

    On Friday, CNN issued a shock report finding that earlier reports regarding Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson — the armed school safety officer who apparently cowered outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while a mass shooter slaughtered 17 people inside — were accurate, but that Peterson wasn’t the only officer waiting outside. According to CNN:

    When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff's deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.

    So there were four armed officers outside the school. And none of them did anything, according to CNN. They instead waited for Coral Springs police to lead the charge inside.

    What’s more, Coral Springs City Manager Mike Goodrum apparently chewed out Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel over that malfeasance on February 15 — more than a week ago. Which means that Israel knew full well that his own office had botched everything dramatically when he stood on stage with CNN’s Jake Tapper and a crowd of angry parents and community members and blamed the National Rifle Association and Dana Loesch for his own horrible failure.

    Goodrum told CNN:

    Given the horrific events of that day emotions were running high and the sheriff and I had a heated moment the following evening. Sheriff Israel and I have spoken several times since and I can assure you that our departments have a good working relationship and the utmost respect for each other.

    This is repulsive. Israel should resign from office immediately. And CNN should be ashamed of itself for having allowed this self-aggrandizing political grandstander to shift blame onto people who had nothing to do with the shootings.

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    Woman who warned FBI about Nikolas Cruz shared stunning details, transcript of call reveals

    The FBI tipster whose call to the agency last month was ignored warned an employee that she was concerned about Nikolas Cruz “getting into a school and just shooting the place up,” according to a transcript of the call obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

    The caller, whose name is redacted from the transcript, said she was worried that Cruz was “going to explode.” The woman spoke with an FBI employee for more than 13 minutes on Jan. 5, and said she also alerted local authorities about him.

    “I just want someone to know about this so they can look into it,” the woman said. “I just know I have a clear conscience if he takes off and...just starts shooting places up.”
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    Nikolas Cruz's lawyers want judge off the case

    Lawyers for the man accused of killing 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School asked the judge overseeing his murder case to step aside late Friday, arguing that she has already shown too much favoritism toward prosecutors.

    In a motion filed electronically Friday night, Public Defender Howard Finkelstein and his chief assistant, Diane Cuddihy, argued that Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer flubbed her first decision in the case on Feb. 19 when she decided to disclose the contents of a confidential motion to the State Attorney’s Office.
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  10. Imamazed

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    Interesting article, not because I have any sympathy for this shooter but it shows just how disturbed he really is...

    School shooter Nikolas Cruz: A lost and lonely killer

    When Nikolas Jacob Cruz was born in South Florida 19 years ago, his adoptive mother Lynda was in the delivery room to watch him emerge. The nurse handed the baby to her. She was elated.

    By the time he was 3, he was diagnosed with developmental delays. By the time he was 6, he'd suffered the trauma of witnessing his father's death. By the time he was 16, he was preoccupied with wars, death and killing, school records reveal. And he never made it to 20 in the outside world.

    Lynda and Roger Cruz knew their new son had challenges, but neither lived to see what he was capable of.
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  11. Imamazed

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    Final Stoneman Douglas shooting victim remembered with private service

    Family and friends said goodbye Saturday to 14-year-old Martin Duque Anguiano, the last victim of the Parkland school shooting to be laid to rest.

    The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School freshman was a member of the school's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. His fellow cadets presented him with the Medal of Heroism.

    The line was out the door at his funeral service. Hundreds arrived to share their condolences and their pain.

    "These last however many days, 10 days, I've lost count, have been extremely difficult for our entire Douglas family," teacher Alicia Blonde said.

    Martin is the third of the 17 victims awarded the same honor this week, including classmates and cadets Alaina Petty, 14, and Peter Wong, 15.
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    Dwyane Wade grieves for Parkland victim buried in his jersey
    Joaquin Oliver was among 17 killed in Stoneman Douglas shootings

    Heat star Dwyane Wade became emotional Monday when talking about one of the victims of the Parkland school shooting being buried in his jersey.

    Joaquin Oliver's parents revealed Sunday that their son was buried Feb. 17 in Wade's No. 3 basketball jersey.

    Before he was gunned down in a mass shooting at a Florida high school, 17-year-old Oliver was excited about Wade's return to the Miami Heat.

    "You really can't put that in words," said Wade to reporters after Monday's practice. "You hurt for the family. If you ever get the opportunity to speak to them, you just try to hope the time where he was alive that you were able to bring some type of joy to his life and something memorable. A story that his family and you guys can talk about."

    Wade returned to the Heat about a week before the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that killed 14 students and three adults. He responded to the news of Oliver being buried in a Wade jersey by tweeting, "You're about to make me cry this afternoon."
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    Teachers officially return Monday to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

    While about 85 percent of teachers and staff returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Friday, Monday and Tuesday are official teacher work days.

    There is extra security at the Parkland school since the Feb. 14 shooting when 17 people were killed and, for the time being, employees are required to show their ID before being allowed onto campus.

    "That is going to remain there for the remainder of the school year and into the foreseeable future," Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said.

    People from the community gathered near the school to cheer on the teachers to welcome them back to Stoneman Douglas.

    "I'm just here to represent a bunch of people who want to welcome the teachers, who we need so bad and are so amazing, and they're just having a hard time getting back," Irma Parone said.

    A rainbow lingered over the campus as teachers pulled in for their first official work day since a gunman open fired on campus.
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    Teen shot at least 3 times in school massacre: 'I'm so grateful to be here'
    When Maddy Wilford arrived at the hospital on Valentine's Day, she was pale, not responsive and in shock after being shot by the gunman who killed 17 people at her high school.

    Now, doctors say Wilford, a junior, is very lucky to be alive.

    The teen, who suffered wounds to her chest and abdomen, was emotional as she spoke to reporters this morning, saying she's "so grateful to be here."
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  15. spike

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    God love her heart!:(
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  16. Imamazed

    Imamazed Lead Administrator Staff Member

    I know. :(
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    Former deputy Scot Peterson says why he didn't go inside Stoneman Douglas during shooting

    The school deputywho drew national condemnation for failing to confront the Stoneman Douglas shooter fought back Monday, arguing that his decision to not enter the building was made not out of cowardice but from his best assessment of the situation.

    Deputy Scot Peterson, the school resource officer, had been accused of allowing students and teachers to face gunman Nikolas Cruz in a school building, while he remained sheltered outside. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson should have “went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” President Trump called Peterson a coward in the aftermath. After being suspended without pay last week, Peterson, 54, resigned.

    “What I saw was a deputy arrive … take up a position and he never went in,” the sheriff said at a news conference.

    But Peterson’s lawyer, Joseph DiRuzzo, called that account a “gross oversimplification.”

    “Let there be no mistake, Mr. Peterson wishes that he could have prevented the untimely passing of the 17 victims on that day, and his heart goes out to the families of the victims in their time of need,” he said “However, the allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue.”

    Peterson said the initial report was of firecrackers, not gunshots, in the 1200 building, where the killer was shooting his victims. When he reached the building, he heard gunshots, but “believed that those gunshots were originating from outside of any of the buildings on the school campus,” the statement said, in a quotation attributed to Peterson.
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    Nikolas Cruz refused mental health services once he reached 18, Runcie says

    When Nikolas Cruz turned 18, he refused to let the school district continue providing him with crucial mental health and other services — and there was nothing officials could do about it, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Monday.

    Federal law tied their hands, he said, and also prevented them from forcing Cruz to attend a school for special needs students.

    Once Cruz was considered an adult, he could stay at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, even though a team of specialists recommended in November 2016 that he be placed in a school for students with emotional and behavioral students, Runcie said.

    “You can’t make someone do something when the law says they have the right to make that determination,” Runcie said.

    Even if the school believed he posed a danger to others, they couldn’t remove him based on what he did previously, experts say. As a special needs student, Cruz had certain federal protections. When he gave them up, the school still had to wait for a new reason to transfer him to an alternative school or to expel him.

    The district’s inability to remove a clearly troubled student is the latest in a series of problems that have come to light since Cruz, 19, killed 17 people and wounded 16 at the Parkland school on Feb. 14.
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    Sheriff says he got 23 calls about shooter's family, but records show more

    As critics have taken aim at law enforcement for missing warning signs about South Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz, public records have emerged that conflict with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel's statements about the number of times deputies were dispatched to the shooter's home.
    Records obtained from the sheriff's office by CNN show the law enforcement agency received at least 45 calls for service relating to Cruz or his brother from 2008 to 2017, before the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14. The sheriff's office has insisted it received no more than 23 calls for service regarding Cruz or his family.
    CNN has repeatedly asked the sheriff's office to explain the discrepancy, sending emails and attempting to reach an agency representative by phone. The agency has not responded to those requests with an explanation.
    On Feb. 15, CNN received a Broward County Sheriff's Office log based on a public records request showing 39 calls from Cruz's house over a six-year period. During CNN's town hall on the Parkland school shooting last Wednesday, NRA representative Dana Loesch confronted Sheriff Israel about those 39 calls, though she inaccurately described them as being 39 visits from police in one year.
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    Neighbor says Nikolas Cruz always showed a worrying dark side
    Joelle Guarino says she knew Nikolas Cruz was going to shoot up a school. She just didn't know when.
    "I had no doubt he was going to do this," Guarino told CNN. "My husband and I both knew that we would eventually see him one day on the news, wearing an orange jumpsuit being charged with murder."
    When the news broke that a gunman had terrorized Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Guarino said she knew it was Cruz, her former neighbor, a boy she saw grow up alongside her own children.
    Guarino said her home was the house in the suburban neighborhood where all the kids on the street hung out, including Cruz. They played on her large grassy lawn and swam in the backyard pool.
    Cruz, she said, never looked her in the eyes. Another neighbor described Cruz the same way: He liked wearing a hoodie and walked looking down, never speaking much.

    Guarino said the signs worried her early on. She remembers Cruz was a baby when he hit one of her sons repeatedly with a plastic toy. His mother, Lynda Cruz, she said, started hitting him and asking him not to hit others.
    A few years later, Cruz locked himself in one of Guarino's rooms, she said, and destroyed a toy train set after he spilled soda and the kids told him it looked like he had urinated on himself.
    Later, when Cruz and her children were all 10, she said Cruz threw a rock at her son and hit him in the eye.
    Guarino said she started to notice odd things inside the Cruz home, too, before ending her friendship with Cruz's mother. Lynda Cruz kept the pantry and the refrigerator under lock and key, Guarino said. She remembers feeding Cruz in her home because he was hungry. And Cruz's room was filled with holes, she said, created out of anger when Cruz got mad and punched the walls.
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