…we have this dramatic, game-changing information, excerpted from Ed Morrissey’s piece at hotair.com:
“These families deserve answers,” ABC reporter Victor Oquendo quotes Florida Gov. Rick Scott as saying about the failure of the FBI to follow up on two tips about the Parkland mass shooter. Those answers won’t come just from the feds, however. Fellow student Ariana Lopez tells Oquendo that she and her friends alerted school officials on numerous occasions about the danger posed by Nikolas Cruz, including threats to kill “our parents, our friends, boyfriends and girlfriends.”
How many opportunities did the school have? Oquendo has that number, too:
The school had twenty-five separate disciplinary actions against Cruz before the shooting, including a suspension for the fight seen in the video. Nevertheless, superintendent of the school district Robert Runcie claimed that the staff at Douglas High School never raised the issue of Cruz or his potential threat to student safety with him.
The school knew. EVERYONE knew. But they all looked the other way.
And now, in an effort to absolve themselves and shunt the blame elsewhere, suddenly the Parkland massacre is Donald Trump’s fault. And the NRA. And all Republicans….with students in Florida and throughout the rest of the country being coached and manipulated into reciting this lie instead of the truth.
And what is the truth? The people at that school KNEW. They LOOKED THE OTHER WAY and ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN.
Playing blame-the-other-guy politics on the corpses of 17 innocent people? It doesn’t get more despicable.