School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy – Now Local and National Politicians Weaponize Kids for Ideological Intents…

CTH has intentionally stayed away from discussion of the Parkland school shooting as we watched and reviewed the response.  However, it’s time to call the Broward School Board officials to task and simultaneously prepare the class-action lawyers to cripple the system.

Broward County schools intentionally created polices from 2010 through 2016 that culminated in the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland.  We know this with great specificity because five years ago we warned Broward County Florida school board members this could happen.

In 2012 and 2013 while doing research into the Trayvon Martin shooting we discovered an alarming set of school policies being enacted in Miami-Dade and Broward County Florida.  The policies were called “diversionary programs” and were essentially about stopping High School students from being arrested. Law enforcement was instructed to avoid arrests and defer criminal conduct to school administrators.

Students who engaged in violence, drug sales, robberies, burglaries, theft and other various crimes were intentionally kept out of the criminal justice system.  County administrators and School Superintendents told local and county law enforcement officers to stop arresting students.

2013 […] Broward, the nation’s seventh largest district, had the highest number of school-related arrests in Florida in the 2011-2012 school year, according to state data. Seventy-one percent of the 1,062 arrests made were for misdemeanor offenses. (more)

Unfortunately, the school board mandated policies came into conflict with law and order. The problem of the conflicted policy -vs- legality worsened over time as the police excused much more than misdemeanor crimes.  Over time this culminated in police officers falsifying documents, hiding criminal activity, lying on official police reports and even hiding stolen merchandise police retrieved from high school students.

In 2012 Trayvon Martin was one of those students. –SEE HERE

It was our initial FOIA requests to the Miami Dade School Police Department which revealed the secret discipline and diversionary program Trayvon Martin was granted to avoid a criminal record.    The School Board and M-DSPD kept trying to hide the issue; they delayed responses and charged us thousands for FOIA information; but we knew this story was huge… so we kept going.

Specifically Trayvon Martin’s criminal conduct was hidden behind school discipline.  Stolen jewelry was recorded as random ‘found items’ (the jewelry just intentionally placed in storage with no investigation), Trayvon’s possession of marijuana was similarly obfuscated, and all of the incident reports were intentionally falsified by officials and School Resource Officer, Daryl Dunn,  to avoid the Criminal Justice system.

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It is all well documented.  None of this is supposition.  Our research discovered sworn affidavits from the police department HERE.  No-one was ever been held to account – it was just too politically dangerous an issue.

SRO Dunn never filed a criminal report, nor opened a criminal investigation, surrounding the stolen jewelry. Instead, and as a result of pressure from M-DSPD Chief Hurley to avoid criminal reports for black male students, Dunn wrote up the jewelry as “found items”, and transferred them, along with the burglary tool, to the Miami-Dade Police property room where they sat on a shelf unassigned to anyone for investigation.

A separate report of “criminal Mischief” (T-08809) was filed for the additional issue of writing “WTF” on a school locker. [It was the search for the marker used to write the graffiti that led to the backpack search].

The school discipline, “suspension”, was attached to the graffiti and not the stolen jewelry.

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The connections between the Police Burglary report and the School Report of “found items” were never made because the regular police detective in charge of the Burglary case had no idea the School Police Dept. had filed a “found items” report.

Two differing police departments, and the School Officer, Dunn, intentionally took the criminal element out of the equation – instead preferring “school discipline” and not “criminal adjudication”.  (more)

And it wasn’t just Trayvon Martin, there were hundreds of similar actions taken by conflicted School Resource Officers – totaling thousands of crimes over the course of just the first few years of these programs (2010 through 2013).

CTH contacted the Miami-Dade School District, every single school board member, and the Broward County School District – to warn them of what was taking place.

We provided thousands of pages of sworn affidavits and transcribed testimony from law enforcement. We spent several thousand dollars locating, transcribing and assembling the documents and evidence; and hundreds more hours compiling all the information.  –SEE HERE– We sent all of it to both school districts and both school superintendents.

Their response: “go away”.

The school board’s in Miami-Dade and Broward County had created a disastrous scheme and it didn’t take long to see where this was going.   The scheme was supported by President Obama’s federal education policy, and executive orders –SEE HERE– and people like Jesse Jackson –SEE HERE– In August of 2012 President Obama issuing an “executive order”  establishing the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence. Effectively placing “quotas” on school discipline based on race:

Broward County, even went one step further.  They stopped arresting students and then changed the policy of suspension.  Broward enhanced their program in 2013:

Broward’s Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline was announced in early November. Instead of suspensions, students can now be referred to the PROMISE program, where they receive counseling for several days and then return to school. A host of non-violent misdemeanors no longer require an arrest, though officers can sometimes override that if they feel it is necessary (“I wanted to make sure deputies always had discretion,” says Scott Israel, Broward County’s sheriff). The school district’s Office of Minority Male Achievement reviews data to ensure that punishments for minor infractions and racial disparities are on the decline. (read more)

So what happens when you stop arresting students for clear criminal conduct and then lessen the school punishment therein?…. You get this:

The Department Of Justice – Civil Rights and School Discipline October 21st 2010

2010 – In recent years, many school districts across the country have begun to adopt strict zero-tolerance discipline policies that impose increasingly harsher punishments for seemingly minor infractions. These disciplinary measures – in-school or out-of-school suspensions, alternative school placements, expulsions, and referrals to police departments and juvenile authorities – disrupt a student’s education and diminish their chances for success.

For too many students, these school-imposed sanctions lead to the criminal justice system, a pathway commonly referred to as the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Regrettably, studies have shown that children of color are disproportionately affected by zero-tolerance policies, a trend that increases already significant disparities.  (read more)

2010ERIC HOLDER – Never before have our two agencies come together in this way – or brought together such a large and diverse group of partners – to discuss the best ways to ensure that civil rights and educational opportunities are protected for every student, at every level, and in every community…But it is just the beginning of what I know – and I pledge – will be an ongoing conversation about how we can better understand the causes, and most effectively remedy the consequences, of disparities in student discipline. I want to assure all of you that for me, for Secretary Duncan, for the agencies we lead, and for the administration – this work is a top priority.

US DOJ October 2010


2013 Broward County Schools were warned here.

2013 Broward County Policies Explained HERE

2013 Six School Police Affidavits HERE

2013 Example the way the Police Covered-Up Crime HERE

2013 President Obama’s Executive Orders HERE


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627 Responses to School Shooting Was Outcome of Broward County School Board Policy – Now Local and National Politicians Weaponize Kids for Ideological Intents…

  1. Wingman says:

    So what we have here is just one more of obammys failed social experiments or is it considered one more of his fundamental changes that was promised?

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  2. covfefe999 says:

    Sundance, please contact FOX about this. The country needs to know.

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  3. georgiafl says:

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    • georgiafl says:

      The FL school shooter had acted out like a sociopath/psychopath from an early age, harming animals and throwing eggs at care when he was around 6-7 years old.

      Whether the cause of his anti-social behavior was biological or parenting problems, or both remains to be seen.

      I’m very curious to know the circumstances of his birth – was he born of a surrogate mother and an IVF (test tube) baby?
      Was the mother a drug addict?
      Were the adoptions legalized?
      Were the biological parents medical and family histories recorded anywhere?
      What were the psychological profiles of the parents?
      Were the parents emotionally, mentally and physically healthy?
      Was the adoptive father involved, distant or abusive?
      Was the mother using the children for emotional gratification?

      There is plenty of blame to go around with the school board rules in Broward county, but there are still issues within the adoptive and biological family to address.

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      • covfefe999 says:

        I think Nikolas was 6 when his father died, so there you go.

        Mother was 50 when Nikolas was born. One article I read (seemed credible) said they adopted Nikolas the day he was born, so it must have been pre-arranged. IMO 50 is too old to have or adopt a newborn, no offense to people who are 50. That meant mother was 65 when Nikolas was a terrible teen. Anyway, the article said that the mother always wanted to have kids so apparently she and her husband never had any of their own. They adopted Nikolas’ “half brother” something like 2 years later.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        The fatherlessness is corollary to the Liberal destruction of the Male gender.

        Little boys controlled into male-lessness.
        Teens kept in permanent pre-puberty state, mommyfied.
        Young men demonized for normal development as human males.
        Men marginalized in the economy.
        Title IX destruction of men’s sports in colleges.

        As a father of two girls and two boys, I know what was going on for the last 40 years.
        It begins in schools were little boys are controlled like disobedient puppies. No running.
        No wrassling. No pushing. This is what little boys do at recess. That’s why PE should be the first periods, to get them exhausted so they have all that natural energy out of their bodies. Instead, we have them neutered.

        And it gets worse by Middle School and its a prison by High School.
        The reaction is bottled up pressure and stress for some, and destruction of basic biology in the others. A few kids get through unscathed. Usually, these boys have a strong father and home life. They can model successfully. The rest are lost to PC.

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        • covfefe999 says:

          Women are only half of the population. There must be some men who are assisting with the destruction. What do you think is going on? Why are there men who wish to have their sons grow up not being free to exercise their male-ness?

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        • apfelcobbler says:

          I winced reading your comment. The fallout from advanced feminism has unravelled the fabric of family life in every single way imagineable while the state imposes ham-fisted laws and regulations because the public insists “we must do something”.

          Notice in former times (not so very long ago) churches offered safety nets at multiple levels. Schools also used to have numerous absorbing programs (music, drama, shooting (YES), sports, etc that kept kids engaged in after-school activities where kids worked out social skills face-to-face in the process. The loss of churchlife and wholesome afterschool life has been a huge blow. Is it a coincidence that these full-blown tragedies appear in large soulless public schools? Single mothers plus down-with-the-patriarchy teachers plus denial of biological reality (and the misuse of medications) plus “equality” spells serious trouble for students who don’t have counterbalancing forces at home and possible tragedy for those with underlying emotional problems who don’t stand a chance of being taken aside and treated at points far before it being too late.

          This is not a gun tragedy. This is a societal crackup tragedy, and young people extract vengeance against those who have been present during the years of their miserable existence. Guns, knives, grenades, rape, strangulation and god knows what else are in the final revenge manifestation of weeks, months years, decades of dysfunction and societal failure.

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      • theduchessofkitty says:

        I don’t know about you, but at the first inkling that Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is involved here, I did a Web search on it for symptoms. There are facial features that can identify those affected by it.

        Curiously enough, when I looked for images, guess whose face showed first? Yeah, his.

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      • paulraven1 says:

        We will NEVER have a national conversation about this or any other deeper social menace wrought by Leftism because Leftists control the machinery of dialogue. We can have spasms and scintillas of truth by Trump and his tweets, but no conversation. We need a “fundamental change” in the psyches of the rank and file conservative politician to force the conversation, to aggressively put leftists on their back feet. We aren’t even close to this point yet. So sad, because it is really so easy. You just have to have the guts and imagination to see past the sh*tstorm and convulsions of hatred and slander from the Left as the outer skin is peeled from their true reptilian selves.


      • @GodlessNZ says:

        Lynda Cruz appears to have had a number of issues. I don’t think she and her husband did adequate estate planning. Their substantial assets should have been used to assist with Nikolas Cruz’s special needs. Instead, she was frugal to the point of delaying medical care for influenza, resulting in her death. She appears not to have made proper arrangements for the boys’ care after her death. She probably gave her son the thousands of dollars he would have needed to buy 5-6 firearms, ammo and whatever else he had. That was not a smart move.

        From what I can tell, the only adult in his life in recent years who had a clue what was going on with him was their former neighbor, a Mr Gold. He separated from his long term girlfriend a few years ago. She took the boys in after their mother’s death, but it only lasted a few weeks. Nikolas then moved to the Sneads’ home, and they claim they knew nothing, which is clearly a lie intended to absolve them of responsibility.

        My view at this stage is that law enforcement, education and health/social agencies contributed to the tragedy, but so did Lynda Cruz, her friend and the Sneads (who may have been willing to overlook Nikolas Cruz’s odd behavior because they knew he was going to inherit the trust fund in 3 years and they’d be the people who had “rescued” him in his hour of need. People with special needs are always at risk of exploitation).

        It’s not impossible for people over 50 years of age to do a good job of parenting a special needs child, even if the mother is left to parent alone due to bereavement. However, it would take a mentally healthy mother, who made use of good personal and institutional supports. It appears she did not do this.

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  4. Sadly,,,,,,,,,,,, Folks,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Some of US bear this blame.. (Me included)..

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  5. kinthenorthwest says:

    Damn if there is even a bit of truth in this..


  6. WFO says:

    I don’t know what the solution is to school shootings, but in Far West Texas, these signs are at every school and every entrance:

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  7. OceanaJones says:

    A school campus of over 41 acres with dozens of buildings, 3000+ students and staff and there was only one Resource Officer assigned and he was told to make himself scarce so as to not instill fear or anger in the “target group ” of students

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    • BebeTarget says:

      The more I read about this the more I am beginning to believe this was brought on by themselves because of the religion of “political correctness” . . . .in the successfully brainwashed students, the local government and school administrators. Anyone with half a brain would know that the regulations that were put into motion would accomplish only one thing . . .chaos. Sundance knew this and he contacted them about the danger of their regulations long before the FBI was contacted, and they did nothing. These people aren’t fit to manage a zoo.

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      • annieoakley says:



      • JohnP says:

        Death by policy….

        The agreement with Broward County Public Schools in Florida, which officials planned to announce Tuesday, is one of the first comprehensive plans bringing together district officials, police and the state attorney’s office to create an ALTERNATIVE to the zero-tolerance policies prevalent in many schools. It charges principals rather than school resource officers with being the primary decision makers in responding to student misbehavior.

        The new policy creates a matrix for district officials and school resource officers to follow when a student misbehaves…….No student would be arrested for a first non-violent misdemeanor, but further offenses will result in graduated levels of school-based interventions.

        After a fifth incident, (if nobody has been killed) students are referred to law enforcement.–agreement-to-reduce-student-arrests/

        The MSM are doing there best to ignore the fact that in 2013 Broward County Public School principals officially replaced law enforcement on school property.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      What? That school has more than 3000 students??


      • Diddian says:

        Psychologists tell us that psychopaths generally make up about 4% of a population. A school with 3,000 students is thus likely to have around 120 psychopaths. Not every psychopath will be physically violent – many will simply be manipulators, users, or accomplished liars, but some predictable number will be inclined toward aggressive violence and any reasonable person can predict that the number of psychopaths inclined toward aggressive violence and the number of aggressively violent acts those psychopaths will commit grows when those who exhibit those traits are treated with kid gloves rather than stopped in their tracks.

        I have a sister who is mentally ill (schizophrenic) as well as mentally retarded (IQ around 70). I do not know the cause. No others in our extended family have similarly suffered and there were provider-associated oddities at her birth (an aide held my mother’s legs closed to prevent birth as the doctor was delayed) which may have contributed to brain injury. Her developmental delays and rages were apparent early.

        My sister’s aggressions were mostly well-controlled with medications as she grew up (not always – my brothers and I bear permanent physical scars from attacks by her and emotional scars from some life-endangering threats, and our parents were often exhausted from dealing with her), but once she became an adult and the state informed her that she was due the same autonomy as any other adult without any of the responsibilities most other autonomous adults are obligated to carry, her life became an escalating series of failures, particularly when she chose to go off medications or when stressors raised her need for medications and it was noticed too late. She can only hold down the simplest of jobs (through mental health programs that provide closely supervised menial tasks at quite low pay). She has been married multiple times to progressively more dangerous and also mentally-ill or drug/alcohol addicted men. She has been homeless and living on the streets a few times (and given the type of men she was with at the time, I would not be at all surprised to learn that she sold her body for cash during those homeless periods). She has aggressively violently attacked others many times (I will no longer be alone with her), and each time she has been arrested, she has been offered the choice of jail or 72 hours in a psych facility. She always chose psych, and she would always be released again once she was stabilized on medications.

        Finally, after she attacked a prospective landlord about 7 years ago, a judge gave her an ultimatum: (1) immediate permanent institutionalization now, or (2) she’d agree to supervised medication (she must appear every two weeks for a psych evaluation and medications by injection) and if she EVER is arrested for violently attacking another person, she will be permanently institutionalized. So far, that ultimatum and state-administered close supervision of her medication has worked and her life has been fairly stable. To repeat: A clearly defined and enforced statement that “society will not tolerate this, so it is in your interest if you want to remain free to do what you must to control your behavior” was the only thing that worked to make the behavior stop (at least for now). I only hope that, should she ever lose control again, she does not severely injure or kill an innocent person, and this judge lives up to his promise.

        My sister can be very kind, charitable, and sharing with others when her disease is held at bay by medications, but when it is not, she is like a wild animal that will tear your face off and she is fascinated by the bizarre and dangerous. There are plenty of civil libertarians who believe that she is due the same autonomy in a civil society that others are. I doubt most of them have lived subject to such mentally-ill people as my sister. I do not believe we, me and her other siblings, should have had to be subject to the danger she posed to us as children and it makes me ill that others have been subjected to the danger of her too.


    • theduchessofkitty says:

      3 thousand students in one campus = a target-rich environment for a shooter. Shooters love easy targets.

      Build several HS’s, spread the students. More cops, teachers trained on how to use guns in case of a shooting incident. The wider the number of students is spread = the easier for police and teachers to guard with weapons = the more difficult for a shooter to target = the lesser the probability of a shooting, or the lesser the tragedy, at least.

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    • Esperanza says:

      I remember when we first had armed soldiers on Paris streets, I didn’t know whether to be alarmed, guns! Or relieved, protection. Protection won out.


    • JohnP says:

      You couldn’t secure this school with less than a platoon.


  8. gymcy81 says:

    Truly “love thy neighbors”.
    Truly help.
    Matthew 22

    How to place that into effective actions, to truly help public safety?

    In summary, 2 videos
    (feel free to share, watch and rewatch to pick up on the salient, yet very important points)

    Game changer:
    [ how to really show the love, protect our children, via self-defense ]

    False Flags? (and serious (mis)business, happens 24/7/365 … it is a choice of life, or death …until it is not your choice due to complicity helping tyranny grow unchecked…..:
    Do not take any wooden-nickels (or fall for “false flags”), whatever the current form:

    United we stand,
    divided we fall.

    Love thy neighbors… unite, in this United States …
    Matthew 22

    Lent is here.
    A great time for honest discernment…similar to Jesus going into the desert to confront adversaries, thirst, hunger, snakes, evils for 40 days… and comes back, strengthened… ready to stand by, truth…
    (so, that we could also grow and learn…)

    “The Resurrection” movie is coming out March 28
    ( the natural sequel to the 2004, non-hollywood blockbuster “The Passion )



  9. sickconservative says:

    As one that was a problem child growing up I want to thank my parents the teachers and the vice-principal at my school for really kicking my ass and not apologizing for my behavior as it made me grow up like it should.
    It just makes me sick that being accountable for your actions is somehow wrong now.

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  10. Lie Detector says:

    These Libs and their political correctness (madness) are the real criminals. They’re swiping criminal activity in schools under the rug -along with thousands, millions of aborted babies- in order to “protect” the children. Nothing to see here so keep moving. Fortunately, my wife and I understood early on how bad the education system is, so my wife left her job and decided to do home school. Now our three daughters are college graduates and, most importantly, of a conservative mind. The comment about aborted babies is because Libs “care” about children, unless they’re inside their mother’s womb. I can picture women defending their right to abort a baby and then thanking their own mothers for not aborting them so the can defenden abortion (sarcasm). Hey, parents: the responsibility is yours. A strong family produces healthy children and, eventually, good citizens and human beings.

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  11. Ziiggii says:

    this is starting to get out of hand

    CNN needs to be called out for this!

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  12. NJF says:

    I learned about this garbage from following the Treehouse. The idea of diversion policies isn’t necessarily a bad one, it it shouldn’t be an ongoing get out of jail free card.

    Another problem in today’s schools is this “regional HS” districting. My friend lives in Coral Springs which Parkland is a part of. Too many students, with little to no relationship familiarity between students as well as students & faculty.

    This is a 40 a acrea campus with a series of educational buildings. How can there be adequate security with regard to who gains access? I know this isn’t as problematic as this disparity impact BS, but it’s one of my pet peeves.

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  13. Donna in Oregon says:

    It is a recurring theme in the USA. Whenever a community has problems they always look to the entire country to change.

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  14. hoghead says:

    As I recall, Israel had a problem with palistinian terrorists periodically invading schools and shooting the place up. (This was several decades ago…) Israel’s left wing screeched that “we need to get the guns out yadda yadda…” But cooler heads prevailed. The staff was armed, trained, and all the sudden, the terrorist problem stopped (in the schools at least.)

    In fact, the civilian population of Israel is well armed IIRC. I’m all for doing that here: “An armed society is a polite society.” “But, won’t that make us no better than Dodge City?” I suspect there were parts of Dodge back in the day, that were far less dangerous than the typical US city.


  15. PatriotKate says:

    The demise started 56 years ago when Prayer was banned in public schools.

    It’s been a cascade of moral decay and thousands of other cuts against our Nation’s character since then.

    Sure, a lot of other things started even much further than this. We had weathered prior challenges because American was Great, because American was Good. When we ceased to be good, the inevitable decline occurred.

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    • G. Combs says:

      Actually it goes back to 1954 and LBJ.

      Agood Read:

      “Most churches in America have organized as “501c3 tax-exempt religious organizations.” This is a fairly recent trend that has only been going on for about fifty years. Churches were only added to section 501c3 of the tax code in 1954. We can thank Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson for that. Johnson was no ally of the church. As part of his political agenda, Johnson had it in mind to silence the church and eliminate the significant influence the church had always had on shaping “public policy.”

      Although Johnson proffered this as a “favor” to churches, the favor also came with strings attached (more like shackles). One need not look far to see the devastating effects 501c3 acceptance has had to the church, and the consequent restrictions placed upon any 501c3 church. 501c3 churches are prohibited from addressing, in any tangible way, the vital issues of the day.[…]”


  16. 196ski says:

    These insane policies are nationwide and are further destroying public education. Consider the effect, not on the trouble makers, but on the students who are in school to learn and the teachers who have to teach with individuals in the class who know they cannot and will not be punished for their actions. It is a zoo. Ask a teacher in a district that has these policies, they end all chances for teaching and learning. It is glorified babysitting and it sits at the feet of Obama and Holder.

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    • BebeTarget says:

      It goes further back than those two. I feel sorry for the good kids and teachers who are working against the system and are trying to really educate their students. Jimmy Carter can be blamed, too. His deal for their support was to give the Left the Department of Education. My grade school teachers, professionals all, would be horrified to know teachers today are union members. Their goal is to enlarge their ranks so one way is to claim kids who know how to read need remedial reading, which calls for more teachers How do they show evidence of this? Why, bring in the whole language teaching method. How many parents teach their children to read so they will be ahead when they enter school Whole language will screw that up, plus do damage to a child’s confidence to be put into a remedial reading class. Twenty years ago I fought our school district and what i learned would make your hair curl. The teacher’s union is poison for students. There are some good teachers, but they do not make the rules and their hands are tied. Parents are to blame also because they don’t want to know. Knowing means you have to do something and people today are just too busy. Sad situation all around.


  17. Diversion programs when done correctly are win-win situations. Where my boys went to school, if you were arrested or ticketed for a misdemeanor a school resource officer would set up an agreement with the student that if they successfully attended and completed an appropriate treatment program, the crime would be expunged. If you committed another crime during this time or did not complete the program successfully, you were prosecuted.

    These resource officers continue to work with the family and child – when parents need help getting their kids into programs or just need advice on how to handle a situation, they provide tremendous support and guidance. I thank God they were there for me when I needed help with my adopted kids. Sounds like Broward/Dade are doing it wrong.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Yes, they’re doing it wrong.

      You’ve described a system of
      if-then-reward … or alternate track

      NOT a system of
      if-then-get-out-of-jail-free … and

      These are not fine distinctions, one would be forgiven for being incredulous that they need to be pointed out.

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  18. Chad C. Mulligan says:

    The kid present to me as a classical schizophrenic. Sadly I was heartbreakingly close to two separate cases in my 30s, (both were sons of friends.). No amount of love, guidance, or discipline avails. Drugs only delay institutionalization, which is the only solution in the end. Staff in middle and high schools MUST be aware that they will face such cases, and MUST know how to act sequester the flowering schizophrenic so this sort of thing doesn’t happen.

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    • theduchessofkitty says:

      The sad part is that adult-onset schizophrenia is usually found and diagnosed… in the late adolescence. When it’s found, it might be too late.

      It stinks on ice, I know.

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    • Lie Detector says:

      I blame the parents first. Parents suppose the seek the best for their children. And that implies paying attention to what their children do, learn and whose in charge of their education. I was blessed because my parents gave me a solid moral foundation. I’ve always steered out of problem because I recognized it was wrong and most importantly, I didn’t want to disappoint them. But if the parents leave the education of their children to others and don’t pay attention because they’re so busy, and let doctors prescribe drugs to their children as a way to deal with otherwise normal teenage emotional struggles, don’t be surprised when one of their children becomes a monster and a threat to society.


  19. TMonroe says:

    The dodging of suspensions and overall discipline in schools is one part of a multi-tiered sales job from the progressives — dutifully picked up by the RINOs — in which the “we’re not going to suspend/arrest our way out of this” is being used to solve (sic) the high crime rates. You don’t arrest/prosecute someone, your numbers go down. You don’t prosecute atbthe felony level, your felonies go down. Soros is funding DAs who are refusing to prosecute people (either at an appropriate level or at all) because of the “criminalizing” component that is so stigmatizing. Thus, it’s like the 70s on steroids, with repeat offenders getting back out and being emboldened, knowing the odds are in their favor if they pull a job.

    Sadly, the GOP is big behind this, and pushes at the federal level are getting more and more traction:

    “THE PRESIDENT: Brooke, how about you?

    MS. ROLLINS: Well, thank you for taking this on. Thank you for making it an issue. You know I think about your great vision for America, which is to make it great again, and I think about all that you and your team have done on tax reform, and regulatory reform, and coming into welfare reform. Those are all things that the state of Texas has been doing for a long time, as you know.

    But about 10 years ago, we decided that it was time that we really look at criminal justice reform because America has 5 percent of the world’s population, but we have 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated. And when you think about 95 percent of those folks are all coming back out in the communities, what can we do as a society to make sure that they are reintegrated in a successful way, instead of going back into prison, which 400 [thousand] of 600,000 do.

    So, in Texas, we changed our laws, we’ve shut eight prisons down, we’ve decreased our incarceration rate by 20 percent, but the most important part of all of that is our crime rate is down 31 percent in the state of Texas since we undertook all of these reforms.

    THE PRESIDENT: That’s fantastic.

    MS. ROLLINS: This works. And it is a beautiful, beautiful policy issue because it’s bipartisan. Everyone agrees that we want those who are coming back out into our communities to have safer streets, to go back to their families, to have stronger families, and be able to work in the communities where they once resided.”

    Again, if you don’t arrest people or convict them intentionally, your numbers will go down. However, as they can’t get away with that game as readily on the homicide level (though they try), the schemers haven’t gotten those cooked numbers to plummet. Be aware of all this going forward as you hear bro ides about decriminalization and prison reform (which has its cousins in the school level.)

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  20. 10buck2 says:

    Another Obama era failure??



  21. citizens MUST have guns!

    OBAMA Hillary FBI ~ DOJ ~ Dems ~ criminal media
    rigged a Nat’l election for POTUS to elect Hillary ::
    then framed TRUMP…


  22. CaptainNonno says:

    Well, this all explains why over 30 LEO visits resulted in zero charges. They got what THE6 wanted and parents are too stupid to see their kids are being used now. But, hey, they’ll get famous for 30 seconds.


  23. Paul says:

    Number Percent
    White 139,325 51.3%
    Black 109,338 40.3%

    Broward County


  24. The Jimmy Jack says:

    I think I thavked you on the Hume thread for this instead of here but allow me say THANK YOU SUBDANCE for calling this out and providing meticulous supporting documentation.

    Students and teachers are sitting ducks in their schools as a result of these policies. And in districts where “racial justice” is a buzzword the problem is compounded. Broward is a perfect example of this and the Trayyvon Martin a case history exemplifying this travesty of justice.

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  25. Boots says:

    The other day at the gym I (60+ years old) and a retired teacher (72 years old) were saying we didn’t have school shootings when we were kids because the country still had solid Judeo-Christian values and morals.

    Another gym member, mid 70’s, butted in and said morals had nothing to do with it. I was angry and stunned at his ignorance and told him to butt out of my private conversation. He promptly did.

    About 2 hours later I was able to articulate, to myself, my anger at the guy’s stupidity. It goes like this.

    The logical extension of his claim that mass shootings didn’t happen back then because AR15’s didn’t exist is essentially this:

    Back then society had as just as many sociopaths and psychopaths who wanted to shoot up schools back as we have today, but they were prevented from acting on their murderous, evil intentions because AR15’s didn’t exist.’

    That’s ridiculous and totally untrue on all accounts, because a forerunner of the AR15 was widely available back then. It had a short barrel. A folding stock. Was semi-auto using blowback action. Accepted 20 and 30 round detachable magazines. It had a bullet almost 50% bigger in diameter (.30) than than the AR15 bullet (.223).

    I’m talking of the the M1 Carbine. The M1 carbine was the AR15 of the 1940’s, 1950s, and 1960s. Before the passage in 1968 of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA 68) any American citizen 18 years or older could’ve ordered, through the U.S. mail, a U.S. surplus M1 carbine with paratrooper stock (side folding stock), a dozen compatible 20 or 30 round magazines,and a case of 1,000 rounds; all for probably around $50 in the early 1960s. This mail order would be delivered to your doorstep.

    Point #1: the above paragraph disproves the claim that the technology for mass shootings didn’t exist in the 1940s through 1960s, or until the emergence of the AR15.

    Point #2: from the 1940s through 1968, the M1 carbine was MUCH MORE EASILY purchased than an AR15 is today. Heck, they were shipped directly to your door. Despite that, there were NO SCHOOL SHOOTINGS with M1 carbines. This proves there weren’t as many sociopaths or psychopaths back then who wanted to shoot up schools. If there were that many sociopaths or psychopaths who wanted to shoot up schools, they had SUPER EASY access – through the US Mail direct to their doorstep – of the most advanced semi-automatic firearm on the planet: the M1 carbine. AND YET, despite all this, there were NO school shootings.

    (Note: the Texas Clock Tower shooter is the lone anomoly with regard to Point #2)

    So, what happened between the 1940s and now, that’s given us heart wrenching school shootings?

    In a nutshell, a steady coordinated assault on the traditional morals and values of America by dedicated communists, leftists, homosexuals, reprobates, and anti-Christian media and government has resulted in a steady decline of those morals and values in America. You know what values I speak of. The ones embodied in all those corny 1950s and 1960s TV shows like Lassie, Father Knows Best, Howdy Doody, and the ones I won’t remember until I press the “submit” button for this post.

    As traditional Judeo-Christian morals and values have declined, the propensity and proclivity towards evil, violence, lies, and murder has exponentially increased until it’s permeated society and, in particular, saturated the hearts and minds of those most vulnerable in society:

    Children and Teens.

    To repeat. As morality and traditional values have been systematically eroded by an anti-American, cultural Marxist/Progressive agenda…..the propensity towards evil, violence, lies, and murder have exponentially increased until we have kids on meds with absent parents, liberal thugs like Antifa attacking Trump supporters and the MSM calling the attacks legitimate ‘protests’, FBI/IC/DOJ attempting to overthrow America…and school shootings.

    Gun bans aren’t what’s needed. A change of the human heart is needed. A change that can’t be effected until and unless sound morals and values are returned to the family and by extension, society at large. Returning those morals and values to society at large may require a complete dismantling of the liberal MSM.

    Since the gun-hating libs and Dems will never engage in discussion about declining traditional Judeo-Christian values and the exponential increase of evil, lawlessness, and break down of the nuclear family where kids are routinely on psychotropic drugs, we need to start a national campaign to get Americans across the country to start realizing exactly what gun free zones REALLY ARE:

    “Free fire zones where children are live targets to be shot and killed at will by mentally ill children and/or sociopathic/psychopathic outcasts”.

    We need to use against the gun-haters own tactics against them. They paint gun owners and the NRA with the brush of murder. So we start a massive PR campaign to paint them with the brush of indifference, callousness, hatred for the truth, and murder. Once we get the public to start thinking the Dems caused all these deaths by their stupid “Free Fire Zones”, the rest will become easier and easier.

    In short, we need to start hanging the blame for school shootings where it belongs. Prominently around the necks of senators and representatives who voted to make our kids live targets in a free fire zone of war..

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    • Boots says:

      My post above left out the MOST IMPORTANT PART!

      The guy who butted in said there weren’t school shootings when we were kids because..

      >>>…AR15’s didn’t exist back then.<<<

      So, the gist of his argument was school shootings are happening because the AR15 exists.

      What an ignorant, blinded view of the totality of the problem.

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      • apfelcobbler says:

        You’ve laid out the causes so nicely. Add in Bull and Covfefe999’s points upstream (boys needing to be acknowledged as boys instead of being treated as, essentially, girls and handed piles of ritalen) and you have covered almost all the contributing factors. All of this is in the context of a society in moral decline from rejecting Christianity.

        Pointing and shrieking “guns” is for people who really don’t want to understand how deep and profound the problem is, let along the role they may play in the problem. It’s really a type of denial.

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    • nimrodman says:

      Very nice treatise, Boots, thank you for that.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Esperanza says:

      Actually there were probably more psychos back them, because, I’m sure the war removed a lot from the gene pool. But, they were institutionalised and supervised.

      Someone explain to me how that poor old mother was supposed to cope with two psychos in her house? With NO help from anyone. Back in the day there would have been many professionals. Including priests.

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    • debmonson says:

      Thank you this is soooooooo well stated


  26. Boots says:

    Maybe someone should start these?



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  27. JP says:

    Update on Maryland (June 2017 Implementation Rules):
    “Disproportionate rates of suspensions and expulsions among racial/ethnic groups are a local, state, and national concern. Maryland has made significant progress in decreasing the use of exclusionary discipline, but there is substantial work left to do to move toward equity.” ….
    According to 2015-2016 data, 8.1 percent of African-American students and 9.9 percent of students with disabilities in Maryland received an out-of-school suspension or expulsion, compared to just 2.3 percent of white students and 3.6 percent of students without disabilities. It was review of data such as this that sparked reform in the area of equitable discipline and caused the MSBE to direct the MSDE to develop a method to analyze local school system discipline data. Data indicators can help school climate or leadership teams identify racial/ethnic disproportionality in school discipline practices.”

    Ends MD public schools ordered to report to state on discipline by and disproportionality to racial groups and minorities. Individual schools must create Disproportionality Review Teams (DRT) which members must me “diverse.”

    DRT reports a school’s removal(suspension) rates by race “(e.g. African American, Hispanic, other racial/ethnic groups, and students with disabilities, etc,)” if the school has 10 or more of the group enrolled, also calculates and reports the “risk ratio” being the removal rate of a student minority group divided by the removal rate of all other students enrolled. The state then compares schools computing a “State comparison ratio” per grade band level, elementary, middle, high, of individual schools “risk ratio” versus the collective state average “risk ratio.” If an individual school scores 1.5 for comparison ratio, it has a year to develop a plan, and three years to implement it to bring the school’s comparison ratio down, i.e. suspend less minorities relative to non-minorities at your school. If the comparison ratio is less than 1, administrators do nothing,

    Another hit for school resources being used for paper work instead of teaching and implementing affirmative action for discipline. Baltimore City Public Schools has highest administrative cost per student in US and could not heat classrooms in cold snap a few weeks go, been a string of scandals also, graduating kids with no attendance, telling teachers to change grades, kids passed who can not read or write.

    I guess MD education bureaucrats did not learn much statistics in school with their goal of racial discipline equality between schools. There is a normal distribution between schools and being on top or low end does not necessarily mean discrimination, other factors play too like left out variables (urban/rural, income of district, et al). With a 1.5% suspension rate for elementary schools, a school could easily take out just one a single disruptive kid per year, but if that kid happens to be a minority, you might fail state tests and be burdened for years with remedial plan to suspend less minorities, maybe not risk it. Also, any school which has a high comparison ratio has risk of being sued along with administrators, principal, etc., being sued, civil rights violated if a kid is suspended and drops out, say for lost income, etc., accuse school of racial bias in suspension rates documented by test numbers. What that incentive does may be worse than state ordered remedial school discipline plan. Schools will bury or skip discipline actions to get number right or good stt grades on the school’s comparison test.. Expect in line with diversity politics they will eventually expand the tests it to other groups beyond race, like cross gender identity, sexual preference, kids on selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Doubt it would be applied to boys/girls since most of suspensions are boys as expected (boys have higher testosterone, vast majority of crime and murder are committed by males when people get older), which would cause keeping more high risk boys at school or suspending more girls. Maryland also abolished the death penalty after suspension under claims of racial disparity.


  28. WSB says:

    Emma Gonzalas, the female student who was interviewed with David Miles Hogg, seems to be an LGBT activist, back in October 2017:

    “The United States embrace of equal rights to the LGBT community can be found at Douglas, embodied by the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club. Headed by president Emma Gonzalez, the GSA works to spread equality, fairness and understanding.”

    “We’re only a local, school based organization, but I think it’s important to promote awareness at all levels to make a better future for everyone,” Gonzalez said. “What’s happened in Egypt sucks and I want everyone to know that we stand with our brothers and sisters who are being oppressed there.”

    Seems very active as a high schooler, no?

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  29. positron1352 says:

    Absolutely correct. A weak school board creates a weak superintendent who then weakens the administrators. There should have been arrest for possession of a weapon, at minimum. If the report I read was true, he was in possession of a weapon before this episode. He had prior assaults. Why no arrests????? With weapon possession, a school logs it in to the state under the Safe Schools Act. The school Board is wreckless and they are deflecting if they don’t own up to this. This problem WILL NOT go away. Epidemic numbers of Autistic students, students with major mental issues and also the disintegrating family as well as alcohol and drug use of parents. The media is barking up the wrong tree and another shooting will occur again and again. It is tragic to see the ignorance play out.

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  30. Carrie2 says:

    I think there will be lawsuits against the school board for hiding wrongdoings by students, and also show how lousy and ruined is the educational systems not only in FL but everywhere and that includes the parents educated in the last several decades as well. Then how could people who raised the killer didn’t see anything weird, different or wrong with the child and stop blaming born of an alcoholic mother, etc., etc. Blame everyone but yourselves between these people and the school districts who are not teaching anything of value and covering up criminal acts and expect the students not to commit criminal acts. That is one sick school board and state to allow this, and to top it off, the police entering into the wrongdoing of covering up criminal acts. Sounds like FL state needs a check up and they need to realize they are the problem leading to more problems.

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  31. JP says:

    On school superintendents, mine in Balt. County MD, Dallas Dance, had a parent arrested at an open meeting in a school hall for saying he did not like us adopting the national Common Core curriculum, then had millions in country money go to a corporation for overpriced training of administrators in nobid contract which hired him as a consultant for kickbacks while being superintendent which he illegally did not report and resigned, still wonder if they will prosecute or just bury it.
    If see my post above with misspellings, we in Maryland also have the racial equality in discipline program like in Florida. Learn in school to get away with it and nothing done, here seems now just spillover to street crime, maybe youth looting and burning a few buildings in mayor encouraged riots, and a high murder and OD rate, no school shootings yet.

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  32. distracted2 says:

    Thank you for addressing this, SD. I came here after the Martin case so did not know about the district’s policies. But I did know, almost immediately, that something was off – it was too quick, too slick and reeked of manipulation.

    The kids and their handlers began their calls for gun control within hours of the shooting. I’m not saying it is a false flag but I am saying that some very well-placed people seized an opportunity – and perhaps they have had this plan ready in wait for the next mass shooting – to take advantage of a tragedy for gun control.

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  33. distracted2 says:

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  34. Was this Frederica Wilson’s district?


  35. fred5678 says:

    I sent this story to Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn — this needs [publicity for TV watchers.

    And liberals demand MORE laws while police and schools IGNORE existing laws.

    And same crazy “logic” used by sanctuary cities and states. Crazy, crazy, crazy.

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  36. Jp says:

    Wow great read. I love in Broward county and I can tell you, this scheme they pulled with the students were just a beta run. In the past couple of months they are claiming they will no longer take people in for misdermeanors, because country jails are ” too full”. I have a feeling this was done to protect illegals, and this just solidifies that idea.

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    • mashall says:

      Public Education for Immigrant Students: Understanding Plyler v. Doe. In June 1982, the Supreme Court issued Plyler v. Doe, a landmark decision holding that states cannot constitutionally deny students a free public education on account of their immigration status.

      “free public education” No such thing as a free lunch, never was.

      Plyler v. Doe is one of the the most rotten SCOTUS rulings.

      It literally forces Taxpaying US Citizens to fund Public Schools which are forced to accommodate and educate Illegal Aliens/Foreign Nationals.

      Taxpayers must challenge this and get this ruling overturned.

      Wake up America!

      Make Illegal’s Scared Again.


  37. DDrake says:

    The Law Of The Land, has been INFRINGED and BROKEN by Globalists, Politicians and Officials, leading to the MURDER of those who THEY prevented from defending themselves. The RIGHT of Self Defense IS the 2nd Amendment, which IS the LAW . Those who INFRINGED and BROKE the LAW, preventing Self Defense, need to be IMPRISONED, if not EXECUTED, for COMPLICITY to MURDER, .

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  38. Pyrran says:

    Broken window policing in reverse guarantees disaster.
    Pretty simple, really. If you don’t lock ’em up for the small crimes, prepare to suffer the big crimes.

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  39. rlc970582410 says:

    Guessing this has already been commented upon, but worth passing on again- as we know it will never be shown on the Left coordinated Media Narrative Propaganda machines… props to Gateway Pundit-

    and a commenter at PJM, named Hell Norway- upvoting would get more visibility…


  40. Interesting-Apparently Hogg’s father, Jason Jude Hogg is a pretty big cheese (and loaded) and also is a contributor for The Hill. He worked briefly for the FBI way back in the early 90s, but he is a pretty sharp guy from what his profile states. Here he is applauding Trump’s pick of Linda McMahon:

    Here is his Wikipedia page which outlines his vast corporate experience.

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  41. Jeff Buehner says:

    I’m speechless and furious!!


  42. mnwild1961 says:

    Given the lax school district policies towards law breaking students, I wonder just what Nickolas Cruz did to finally get expelled from school? Surely, this had to have been the last resort by the school, short of involving law enforcement? Was it a series of escalating behaviors, or one specifically bad incident? The reason(s) for his expulsion is/are sealed under privacy laws of course, but I have to wonder if it contains some sort of charge that district officials should have passed onto law enforcement? Or worse yet, they did pass it on but it was ignored? Did the FBI


  43. lokiscout says:

    Not too many years ago a student could be suspended from school for biting his Poptart in the “shape” of a gun or making “finger gun” gestures. Now a student can be involved in 37 instances of law enforcement being called to his home and publishing that he planned to be a “professional school shooter” and is ignored. That pendulum is swinging too fast for me to keep up with it……or is it just permanently locked in crazy?

    Never mind just an old man muzzing on a chilly afternoon with nothing better to do.


  44. Diddian says:

    I pray that President Trump is aware of this and intends to take on progressive de-policing and decriminalization policies that generally work as decivilizing influences while leaving civilized Americans vulnerable. It is a good sign that today he is honoring police officers and other first responders.


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