You thought it was bad, but it was much worse. On the day a shooter killed 17 students in Parkland, Florida, the county sheriff’s department refused to act. Now, we know they went even further, to ensure students would die.
It’s no secret that our country faces a serious problem with mass shooters. Our schools are especially at risk. Sick, disturbed young people, usually men, enter public schools and go on a killing spree. Young teenagers, at the beginning of their lives, are murdered. The unacceptable tragedies have enraged and frustrated millions of Americans. Can’t anything be done?
Liberals have the stupid, easy answer: ban firearms. But, like all stupid, easy answers, it won’t work. In fact, it will make things much worse. No, the real solution is to take steps to secure our schools (and other public places). Simple measures can be taken to ensure would-be shooters cannot enter or attack.
Those measures can include armed officers and/or teachers. There are also security measures like metal detectors, locking entrances, and monitoring facilities to ensure killers cannot gain entry. Nothing is fool-proof, but there is much that can be done to keep our children safe.
But what happens when all those measures are neglected? We get what happened on February 14. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School lost 17 students and teachers thanks to one gunman. The real shock came after we learned the local sheriff’s office refused to enter the school and stop the killer. Leading to great deaths.
Hang on, that’s not the biggest shock. We are now learning that the police refused to enter the school and denied emergency workers to enter as well. As students were bleeding and dying, medical professionals and law enforcement were ready to save them. But the scumbags of Broward Sheriff’s Office said no.
During the chaos of the Parkland school shooting, paramedics from Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department were desperate to go inside the building where students were wounded and dying.
Michael McNally, deputy chief for Coral Springs fire-rescue, asked six times for permission to send in specialized teams of police officers and paramedics, according to an incident report he filed after the Feb. 14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that left 17 people dead.
But every time McNally asked to deploy the two Rescue Task Force teams — each made up of three paramedics and three to four law enforcement officers — the Broward Sheriff’s Office captain in charge of the scene, Jan Jordan, said no.
Even after the shooter had been arrested, the answer remained the same. [Source: Miami Herald]
Six times!? They asked six times to enter the school and save those kids. But the monsters in the sheriff’s office said no. How is that even possible? Why the hell would police refuse to let rescue workers save kids?
Don’t tell me it was because they were worried about the workers’ safety. The teams were aided by law enforcement officers. As the paramedics worked on saving the victims, those officers would have kept them safe. Considering it was only one shooter — against 3 teams of armed officers — I think they would have been okay.
Instead, the corrupt pieces of garbage that lead the BSO refused to let these people do their job. That job being, saving children who were dying.
This is becoming a Benghazi-level of corruption and incompetence. Much like that event — when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama denied troops to save our people — the Broward sheriffs refused to let rescue workers save students’ lives. Did they want them all to die? Were they completely incompetent?
It’s really hard to wrap your head around what happened that day. We all know police and EMT workers. They are some of the hardest-working people in our country. On top of that, there is very little they won’t do, if it means they can save a life.
So how is it that this group of police was so unwilling to do their jobs?
The RTFs were denied entry, a command decision first reported by Fox News, because authorities weren’t sure where shooter Nikolas Cruz was and didn’t want to put the paramedics in danger… Cruz had actually fled roughly six minutes after opening fire at 2:21 p.m. [Source: Miami Herald]
Six minutes. That’s all it took for the killer to take 17 lives. Trained EMT’s could have gone in rapidly and saved as many people as they could. Yet they were denied. At this point, a federal investigation into this sheriff’s office is more than warranted.