BREAKING: Broward County Deputies Told NOT To Enter School During Florida Massacre [WATCH]
A total of 4 Broward County Sheriff’s deputies stayed outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while Nikolas Cruz continued firing, rather than entering the building to engage the shooter.
Many Coral Springs police officers were surprised to find Broward County deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles as they arrived at the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida in the midst of the school shooting crisis.
Not one of them had gone into the school.
The question has remained: Why?
Fox News host Laura Ingraham revealed in an exclusive that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputies were supposedly told not to enter the high school unless they had body cameras on, which they did not have.
Ingraham also revealed that police “lost radio transmissions” during the shooting, which also happened at the mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport last year, which is also in Broward County.
Fox News later reported that Broward County Sheriff’s deputies would NOT let medical personnel into the school while students bled out until the school was cleared.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Department is in chaos.
The resentment among Coral Springs officials toward Broward County officials about what they perceived to be a dereliction of duty may have reached a boiling point at a vigil the night of February 15.
In front of dozens of others, Coral Springs City Manager Mike Goodrum confronted Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Goodrum was upset that the Broward deputies had remained outside the school while kids inside could have been bleeding out, among other reasons.
Since that day, we have discovered that much of this issue is systematic.
Authorities told Parkland’s first responder to stand down during crucial moments following the shooting. He could have saved lives if allowed in the building at the time. He is positive.
The seasoned emergency medical responder asked to remain anonymous. He is afraid of being fired for speaking out.
Authorities told the first responder not to enter, as he was asking officials to go inside the school
“Everything I was trained on mass casualty events says they did the wrong thing,” the first responder said. “You don’t wait for the scene to be cleared. You go in immediately armed. Retrieve the victims. You can’t leave the victims laying there.”
“We were asking to go in. Asking the scene commander to go in. And why are we all standing around? Why are we not having patients to treat? Why are we not going into the building and retrieving these kids? The response every time was law enforcement did not clear the scene and would not allow medical personnel in.”
“I would hypothesize I could have saved lives. And I can’t say for sure,” he said, adding, “I would have risked my life to go in. I was eager to.”
The first responder said he felt “frustrated the entire time I was there.”
“Rapid evacuation of the wounded. All they had to do was drag them out of the building. And we could have started medical care.”
And then there is the elephant in the room.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the Broward County School District had ordered their deputies not to arrest juveniles for a variety of crimes.
This was in order to artificially reduce their school crime statistics and qualify for more state and federal grants. The Democrats control both BSO and BCSD. Dozens of complaints about the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz, were ignored. This policy explains why.
An August 2016 Sun Sentinel article, “Sheriff’s hiring of political supporters under fire,” discusses Sheriff Isreal’s re-election campaign that year.
The article focuses on Israel’s controversial hiring of political cronies for well-paid “community outreach” positions.
Israel gives a dismissive response to his critics:
“Lions don’t care about the opinions of sheep” is mentioned and includes this little tidbit:
He cited a dramatic drop in violent crime during his tenure, and the issuing of thousands of civil citations — rather than arrests — for juveniles.
The Sheriff admits that he systematically pulled back his deputies from crime involving students. Israel did not allow sheriff’s deputies to enter. He did not allow first responders to enter. It was systematic and people died.
This is chaos in Broward County.