Concerns About Mental Health on Parkland Campus Raised Long Before Two Students Committed Suicide

Back in early February, parents of Broward students were pushing for Superintendent Robert Runcie to step down for a myriad of reasons; one being that they believed the school district under his leadership did not provide proper counseling to parents, students and faculty who survived the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 people in a Parkland high school last year. Now, two students are dead … Continue reading Concerns About Mental Health on Parkland Campus Raised Long Before Two Students Committed Suicide

Florida’s Push to “Arm Teachers”, Explained

Now that the Florida Legislature has opened their 2019 session, a lot of political debates are coming to a head. Of the most divisive policies the legislators will be voting on, one – if passed – would allow teachers to be armed on campus under certain circumstances. Many columnists in Florida have lamented this policy with headlines like “Oh, Florida! Give all those bad teachers … Continue reading Florida’s Push to “Arm Teachers”, Explained

The Suspension of Officials in Florida Has Become a Form of Political Theatre

It was late in the evening as the orange sunlight peeked through unto the podium. Governor Ron DeSantis approached the podium with his characteristically stoic expression. In front of him was an audience of reporters and citizens. Behind him stood over a dozen critics of the Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel. Israel had been criticized for his handling of the Valentine’s Day massacre which left … Continue reading The Suspension of Officials in Florida Has Become a Form of Political Theatre

Inside the Commission Investigating the Parkland Shooting

Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School Public Safety Commission sat in the BT&T center in mid-November. Their purpose was to examine what went wrong in the Valentine’s Day massacre which left 17 people dead inside a Parkland high school early this year and present their findings in a report in January. Some of its members are law enforcement officials from other counties. … Continue reading Inside the Commission Investigating the Parkland Shooting