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If the FBI and local law enforcement
had followed established policy, the Valentine’s Day murder of 17 high-school
students by Nikolas Cruz could very well have been stopped. Gaining less media
attention, on the other hand, is the role of educational policies in the total
failure to protect the students from a known threat.
As the Sun-Sentinel
of Florida’s Broward County reports, Nikolas Cruz “kicked doors, cursed at
teachers, fought with and threatened classmates and brought a backpack with
bullets to school.” In 2014, administrators transferred Cruz to an alternative
school for students with “emotional and behavioral disabilities” but two years
later changed course and retuned Cruz to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Cruz was banished for disciplinary violations but “never expelled from Broward
schools. Legally, he couldn’t be.”
Under federal law, the U.S.
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Nikolas Cruz had a right to a “free and
appropriate” education at a public school. As special education lawyer
Stephanie Langer told the Sun-Sentinel, “You can’t just kick kids out of
the public schools because you are afraid of them, or because they are hard to
educate.” In Parkland, Florida, that notion overrode the right of other
students to an education free from fear, and as it turned out, deprived them of
their right to life as well.
Runcie fought against “zero
tolerance” policies and implemented a code that “prohibited arrests in some
circumstances, and developed alternatives to suspension.” Instead of
suspensions, students are referred to the PROMISE program, in which they
receive counseling then return to school.
Like other programs aimed at shutting
down the “school-to-prison” pipeline, PROMISE aims to help “students of color,”
and this opened the door for Nikolas de Jesus Cruz. Under the regime of
political correctness, “Latinos” and/or “Hispanics” qualify as people of color,
regardless of national origin or skin shade. So Cruz
fit the “metrics” of the program and was not arrested.
“Were there not incidents committed
by the shooter as a student,” Tapper asked, “had this new policy not been in
place that otherwise he would have been arrested for and not able to legally
buy a gun?”
“What you’re referring to is the
PROMISE Program,” Israel responded, “And it’s giving the school the ability
under certain circumstances not to call the police, not to get the police
involved on misdemeanor offenses and take care of it within the school. It’s an
excellent program. It’s helping many, many people.”
“What if he should be in the criminal
justice system?” Tapper said. “What if he does something violent to a student?
What if he takes bullets to school? What if he takes knives to schools? What if
he threatens the lives of fellow students?”
“Then he goes to jail,” Israel said,
to which Tapper responded, “But that’s not what happened with the shooter.” As
the world knows, what happened was a mass murder that could have been prevented
at several levels, starting with school.
Superintendent Runcie’s policy kept
the violent Cruz safe from arrest but at this writing, nobody is calling for
Runcie to resign. Likewise, the mass murder has not prompted changes to the
PROMISE program that places students in danger.
After he did, FBI agents claimed deep
regrets over the massacre but FBI boss Christopher Wray resisted a call to
resign from Florida governor Rick Scott. A ballpark figure for FBI agents who
will be disciplined or fired is zero.
In the Parkland, Florida case,
political correctness, plus incompetence, plus cowardice, equals 17 deaths and
fathomless sorrow for the victims’ families.