REPORT: Broward County School Board’s Alarming Neglect of School Safety

Kenneth Preston, a 19-year-old student in Broward County, released an in-depth report on Thursday which exposed the school board’s conduct and how they obviously neglected school safety leading up to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre.

The young student confronted the school board two weeks ago, showing his research, and told The Hill his account of events. In his quest for the truth, Preston found that the county has spent only 5% of a $100 million+ budget set aside for school safety, since 2014. He goes on to outline how this failure to spend the budget on school safety inevitably lead to the Parkland shooting.

“The school board’s embrace of progressive programs, including The Promise Program and the Behavior Intervention Program, Preston maintains, has protected problem students — like the student who eventually slaughtered 17 people in February — shielding them from effective disciplinary measures and thus allowing them to remain threats to their peers,” reports the Daily Wire.

“After weeks of research, searching through thousands of pages of government documents, and speaking with dozens of officials, I have come to the conclusion that Superintendent Runcie and members of the school board have failed at their essential role in keeping our students safe. Whether that’s because of incompetence or the incentive of federal dollars is for you to decide based on the evidence provided below,” Preston writes.

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“Ultimately, no matter what laws pass, the extent, or how infrequent these shootings become, if the people who were complicit in facilitating an environment in which something like this could occur don’t face consequences, then there is no justice.”

Publishing a series of tweets, Preston highlighted the major finds in his investigation:

 

 

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