While the gun control movement rages all over mainstream media, an objective review of the facts shows that a string of failures allowed the massacre to happen. There was incompetence in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, FBI failures to investigate threats, and the school district’s failure to act on frequent red flags exhibited by Nikolas Cruz.
On Monday, an anonymous source claiming to be a Stoneman Douglas faculty member told NRA TV that the school ignored security suggestions just a couple months before the attack that left 17 dead and more than 30 injured:
“So, if that one recommendation were implemented, lives would have been saved, and it wasn’t.” #NRATV Correspondent @KerryPicket talks to a Stoneman Douglas faculty member about how a threat assessment performed months ahead of the tragedy went ignored. #MSM won’t cover this. pic.twitter.com/bF1ZEI7rB3
— NRATV (@NRATV) April 2, 2018
Said the source: “This threat assessment was done by a retired Secret Service agent, and it was known that he was going to do this assessment by the Safety Committee but that no one else at Stoneman Douglas would be aware of it, including administration except for that one administrator on the committee.”
The retired Secret Service agent was reportedly the father of a student who had graduated from the school.
The source continued: “The Secret Service agent came in. He parked in the front of the school for 20 minutes. He was never approached by anyone. He gained entry to the campus never being stopped by anyone at any time and put Post-Its on 21 random people.” Each Post-It note represented a potential casualty.
“There is blood on many people’s hands,” the source claimed.
If the information is confirmed, this is even more damning evidence of institutional failure. The source claimed that many of the security suggestions were easy to implement, such as keeping gates locked and not immediately evacuating the classroom in the event of a fire alarm. Prior to the shooting, Cruz activated a fire alarm, sending students flooding into the hallway where he could target them.
A dose of skepticism is always warranted with an anonymous source. But if this information is confirmed, it’s yet more major news far more relevant to America than the opportunistic gun-control agenda the mainstream media would rather focus on.