Parkland Shooting

Parkland Commemorates Second Anniversary of School Schooting

The city of Parkland plans to host a community commemoration on Friday in honor of the 17 victims who died in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. The event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. at Pine Trails Park. City officials are calling […]

Parkland Parents to FL Senators: ‘Do Not Reinstate Former Sheriff Scott Israel’

Florida Senators are gearing up to decide whether former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel should be reinstated. Gov. Ron DeSantis ousted Israel citing incompetence in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and the 2017 Fort Lauderdale Airport shootings. However, a Florida Senate special master recently recommended Israel be reinstated after ruling that the Republican […]

Judge will not dismiss prosecutor in Parkland shooter case

A Florida judge is refusing to take the lead prosecutor off of the case of confessed Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz. In her ruling Thursday, the Broward County judge said Cruz does not have any right to choose the prosecutor in his case. Cruz’s public defenders had asked to remove State Attorney Michael Satz for […]

Report: South Florida Lags in Applying Red Flag Law on Guns

Officials in our state have taken away guns from 2,000 resident in the year and a half since the Red Flag Law went into effect. However, statistics reveal that much of the state has been slow to enact it. The law allows police to confiscate weapons from individuals who are likely to use them to […]

Broward Schools Chief Runcie Gets Mediocre Review from Board

A divided Broward County School Board last week gave Superintendent Robert Runcie the worst evaluation of his time in the position, with four members rating him as either “awful” or “mediocre,” while the other three members gave him top marks. Overall, Runcie received a rating of 2.8 out of 4 points. He also received his […]

Former MSD Administrator Under Investigation Retires Early

A former administrator at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland has retired early, in the midst of a Broward school district investigation about his role in last year’s shooting. Jeff Morford was an assistant principal at the school when the massacre that took 17 lives and injured another 17 people occurred on February 14, […]

State Supreme Court Considers School Board Liability in Parkland Shooting

Florida’s Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday morning over how much the Broward County School Board potentially owes the families of victims in the Parkland shooting. The state’s Sovereign Immunity Law places a limit on the amount that government agencies are required to pay in lawsuits. Meanwhile, the Broward County School Board believes their liability […]

Democrats Want to Consider Gun Control in FL Senate’s Mass Shooting Review

Florida Democratic lawmakers want to have the possibility of an assault weapons ban and expanded background checks considered at the Florida Senate’s upcoming review of mass shootings and white nationalism. Senate President and Republican Bill Galvano, of Bradenton, called for the review last week, following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio that claimed 31 […]

Local Teen Who Shares Name with Parkland Shooter is Changing Identity

A South Florida teenager is about to change his name, which he shares with the defendant charged in last year’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Ivonne Moran, the mother of Nikolas Marciel Cruz, says that her 18-year-old son is tired of being confused for Nikolas Jacob Cruz, the 20-year-old who is accused of killing […]

Report: Parkland Gunman Had Daily Searches; MSD Administrators Move to Other Schools

The former student who killed 17 people and injured another 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was deemed such a threat that school officials searched him every morning for weapons, new testimony shows. That action came after another decision that barred Nikolas Cruz from bringing a backpack to campus, after he had talked of […]