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    Parkland Students Arrested for Bringing Weapons on Campus, Deputy Suspended for Sleeping on the Job

    Parkland Students Arrested for Bringing Weapons on Campus, Deputy Suspended for Sleeping on the Job

    Shooter’s brother arrested Monday

    What in the world is going on at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School?

    Tuesday, two students were arrested for bringing weapons to school (one brought a knife, the other brought a razor), a third was arrested for making threats on Snapchat, and a Broward County deputy assigned to patrol the high school was busted sleeping in his patrol car when the brother of the Parkland shooter was trespassing on school property. The officer was suspended with pay.

    Local news reports:

    Two students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been arrested for bringing weapons on the school campus, the Broward Sheriff’s Office says, while a third is accused of making a threat on social media.

    Arrest reports from BSO say two students brought knives on campus. A third student is now getting treatment under the Baker Act after being arrested for making a threat on Snapchat, showing a gun and bullets.

    BSO also said a deputy assigned to patrol the school has been suspended with pay after a sergeant spotted him sleeping inside his patrol car. Deputy Moises Carotti was on duty Monday afternoon just after 5 p.m. when a student told a BSO sergeant that Carotti appeared to be asleep in his car while he was supposed to be monitoring the perimeter of the 1200 building.

    Monday evening, Zachary Cruz, brother of admitted Parkland shooter who murdered 17 people, made his way beyond locked gates to skateboard on school property. Reportedly, Cruz had been asked to stay away from the campus. When deputies caught up with him, Cruz explained he wanted to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in.”

    Cruz was skateboarding around campus while the designated Broward County deputy snoozed in his patrol car, say Stoneman Douglas students.

    Monday, bond was set at $25 and Cruz was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. When he arrived in court Tuesday, the judge raised his bond to $500,000. This is Cruz’s third trespassing offense, according to local news.

    The brother of admitted Stoneman Douglas shooter Nikolas Cruz has been arrested for trespassing on the school’s campus, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

    Zachary Cruz, 18, reportedly rode his skateboard through the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus on Monday afternoon, getting past locked gates.

    According to the arrest report, Zachary Cruz told deputies he wanted to “reflect on the school shooting and soak it in.” Deputies said officials had previously warned him to stay away from the school.

    Deputies said Cruz “surpassed all locked doors and gates and proceeded to ride his skateboard through school grounds.” The incident was captured on security cameras on campus.

    All of this is strange enough without the repeated failures of law enforcement and everyone that crossed the shooter’s path before and during the bloody massacre that left 17 people dead. We’ve covered this story extensively here.

    Get it together, Broward County.


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    While not so blase as bvw, there is a sane explanation.

    Both the school and the sheriff’s department dropped the ball before the shooting in obvious and embarrassing ways. Recall that one of the issues this area faced was the concious decision to not arrest trouble-makers, so as to keep the numbers looking good.

    I suspect that -pre-shooting- bringing a knife to class and troublesome statements on social media were ignored. I cite the example of Cruz as evidence. Now that both the school and the justice system (not just the police) have been embarrassed, they have motivation to over-react, hence the quick punishment for carrying a 2-inch blade knife. They will likely crack down for a while on student offenders to protect their jobs. Once things have cooled off, the kabuki will no doubt continue, and ignoring 4 sdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddlawbreakers will resume sway.

    The 9-inch knife can legitimately be considered a weapon, and threats on social media should be taken seriously, or at least investigated. So the school wasted no time in showing they’re by-golly on top of things now.

    As for the increase in bail for trespassing, note that it’s the shooter’s brother, who has been asked to stay off school property. I don’t doubt the judge upped the bail to keep the kid on ice for a while. The last thing they need is another “how did we miss this?” scandal.

    gourdhead | March 22, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Sounds like a regular goat roping going on there.

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