We knew it was coming, and now it’s here. Survivors of the shooting in Parkland, Florida, are suing the school and the Broward County Sheriff for negligence in their failure to prevent the massacre.
Recalcitrant uber-Democrat Sheriff Scott Israel refuses to resign and accept responsibility despite an investigation, multiple calls for him to step down, and recent evidence that his staff ordered deputies to ‘stage’ rather than enter the school.
It’s encouraging to see at least some of the families involved actually pursuing justice against those responsible rather than aiming at a scapegoat like the NRA.
Should they prevail, it will be a wake-up call for schools and law enforcement around the nation: do your job!
Here’s more from PJMedia…
Despite the attempts to make the Parkland, Florida, massacre a story about gun control, it seems law enforcement and the school administration failed miserably before and during the slaughter of 17 innocent high school kids.
That’s why it’s not surprising to see lawsuits now being filed naming both the sheriff’s office and the school system as defendants.
Anthony Borges is a 15-year-old student who has been hailed as a hero by classmates after he was shot five times while trying to close and lock a classroom door. His attorney Alex Arreaza has notified Broward County officials of the family’s intent to sue: “The failure of Broward County Public Schools, and of the principal and school resource officer to adequately protect students, and in particular our client, from life-threatening harm were unreasonable, callous and negligent.”
The notice was sent to the state financial risk management division, Sheriff Scott Israel, and Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie.
Kyle Laman was shot during the attack. In a written statement, a spokesman for the Berman Law Group stated: “Kyle is still dealing with memories of the terror he felt when his classroom was locked and he was stuck in the hallway during the shooting.” The statement added: “The teacher couldn’t get the door open fast enough. Everyone was running scared. Kyle looked at the gunman staring right back at him, and instinctively jumped for cover.
“The bullets were flying, and doctors told his mo