School recommended ‘threat assessment’ of alleged Florida gunman – UPDATE: Fox News Reporting that Someone Close to Cruz Called the FBI Tipline

Officials at the South Florida high school where former student Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 people recommended over a year ago to conduct a “threat assessment” on him, according to a report.
A copy of Cruz’s disciplinary record obtained by Local 10 News shows he was involved in an assault at the school on Jan. 19, 2017, less than three weeks before he was transferred out of the school.

nypost.com/2018/02/16/school-recommended-threat-assessment-of-alleged-florida-gunman/
Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was reported to FBI, cops, school — but warning signs missed

The FBI revealed Friday that they received a tip last month that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people on Valentine’s Day, had a gun, wanted to “kill people” and had the “potential of him conducting a school shooting.”
The FBI admitted it did not follow proper protocol as the information was not provided to the Miami field office and “no further investigation was conducted at the time.”
www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/16/alleged-florida-school-shooter-nikolas-cruz-was-reported-to-fbi-cops-school-but-warning-signs-missed.html
Cruz was disciplined for insults, profane language, profanity against staff, fighting and an assault, details of which were unavailable, according to the records cited by Local 10 News.

nypost.com/2018/02/16/school-recommended-threat-assessment-of-alleged-florida-gunman/
The link to the Local 10 article mentioned is no longer available. Hmm…
 
Must have been moved. I found the article here:
School board told to conduct ‘threat assessment’ on school shooter in 2016
It’s not known at this time what the result of the assessment was, or even if the school board conducted it, as board spokeswoman Tracy Clarke said she couldn’t answer those questions, citing student privacy.
Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said Thursday, however, that the school board had no clue of the danger that lurked in the former student.
“We received no warning, no hints, no tips,” Runcie said. “There was no warning that we saw.”

www.local10.com/news/parkland-school-shooting/school-considered-shooting-suspect-potential-threat-year-before-massacre
Long before he slaughtered 17 people at the South Florida high school he once attended, Nikolas Cruz had a disturbing way of introducing himself.
“Hi, I’m Nick,” he used to say, according to an acquaintance interviewed by CNN. “I’m a school shooter.”

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Documents obtained by CNN show that law enforcement officers responded to Cruz’s house on 39 occasions over a seven-year period. No police reports were immediately available for those calls so it was not possible to determine whether Cruz was involved.
www.local10.com/news/national/from-broken-child-to-mass-killer
 
I don’t know if this has been discussed or not, but I keep wondering if he was left a trust fund or some inheritance. Edited because I read the statement incorrectly. James Snead is the name of the man who took him in after his mother’s death. It is the Snead family attorney who is speaking for them.
Not everyone who crossed paths with Cruz saw reason for concern. The attorney for the family who took him in after his mother’s death said they were aware of trouble he’d had earlier at school and saw signs of depression.
www.local10.com/news/national/from-broken-child-to-mass-killer
This is from 2013. A must watch!

I knew it! Look at this B.S. from 2013:
Reversing Broward County’s School-to-Prison Pipeline
Broward announced broad changes designed to mitigate the use of harsh punishments for minor misbehavior at the beginning of this school year. While other districts have amended their discipline codes, prohibited arrests in some circumstances, and developed alternatives to suspension, Broward was able to do all these things at once with the cooperation of a group that included a member of the local NAACP, a school board member, a public defender, a local sheriff, a state prosecutor, and several others. In early November, The Miami Herald reported that suspensions were already down 40 percent and arrests were down 66 percent. Yet these changes required years of advocacy. The hard scrabble road to Broward’s success also helps explain why zero tolerance policies have persisted.

prospect.org/article/reversing-broward-countys-school-prison-pipeline
Here is the draft copy of Broward County’s COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT ON SCHOOL DISCIPLINE from 2013. This is likely why there were no criminal record for Cruz. Notice even the Sheriff of Broward County was a part of this agreement. They all participated in covering up the shooter’s past issues. They are all complicit.
www.ncjfcj.org/sites/default/files/Broward%20Co%20Collaborative%20Agreement%20on%20School%20Discipline%20-%20MOU.pdf
On October 5, 2016, the School Board of Broward County, Florida, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and its community partners signed for the second time, the Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline. This ceremonial signing took place at the Kathleen C. Wright Administrative Center during the October 5, School Board meeting, in an effort to renew the commitment to eliminating the schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline.
The Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline symbolizes the support for the District’s efforts to reduce suspensions, expulsions and arrests, particularly among youth of color from all of the groups, which are signatories and/or mentioned in the Agreement.
The contents of the Agreement reflect and align with School Board Policy 5.8 (Code of Student Conduct) and School Board Policy 5006 (Suspension and Expulsion). The agreement was signed and implemented for the first time on November 5, 2013.

www.browardschools.com/News-And-Events/News/BCPS-and-Community-Partners-Re-Sign-the-Collaborat#.Wob9GK6nHIU
Obama admin to release guidelines on disciplining minority students
Eliminating the School-to-Prison Pipeline is a top priority for the Civil Rights Division and the Administration. The federal government can help bring systemic and institutional change. But we know we are only part of the equation. And for this reason, we are grateful to have you with us today. We look forward to working with you to identify all of the legal tools available to address these critical problems.
This is not merely an intellectual exercise – it is literally a matter of life and death for students of color, and for the country. Everyone in this room is here today because we are all too aware that we have crossed the line into a crisis, and it is urgent that we turn it around.
We have failed all our children – and our society – if an education becomes a pathway to prison. It is a moral imperative that education instead serves as a road to success. Unless we can address this problem, our nation’s promise of equal justice and equal opportunity will remain out of reach for far too many of our nation’s children.

www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2010/oct/8/obama-admin-release-guide-lines-disciplining-minor/
2015. Obama held these schools up as role models, examples to the rest of the country. What a crock!
South Florida Schools Join White House School Discipline Summit
wlrn.org/post/south-florida-schools-join-white-house-school-discipline-summit
Leadership Profile: Robert Runcie
Broward County’s leader is out front in the charge to revamp school discipline policies.

When the Obama administration issued guidelines earlier this year encouraging districts to revise their zero-tolerance policies, the recommendations sounded remarkably familiar to staff members in Broward County Public Schools in Florida. Led by Superintendent Robert Runcie, the district had implemented similar discipline changes in 2013. The goal: to cut off the so-called school-to-prison pipeline.
“Some of my staff joke that the Obama administration might have taken our policies and framework and developed them into national guidelines,” says Runcie.“What we’ve got is very aligned with that. We went out early on.”

www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3758419
Cruz must have done something really serious to be expelled from this school. I wonder how many times he had participated in their PROMISE program?
What in the world happened to common sense? There seems to be no middle ground. Zero tolerance policies results in extreme punishments for silly things, like drawing a picture of a gun by an elementary student. The reaction to those types of problems results in a program of no discipline with other students and teachers exposed to harassment and assaults by others with no consequences for the offender. And now a school shooting. What will be the next extreme solution to this problem?
 
Alleged Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz was reported to FBI, cops, school — but warning signs missed

The FBI revealed Friday that they received a tip last month that Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people on Valentine’s Day, had a gun, wanted to “kill people” and had the “potential of him conducting a school shooting.”
The FBI admitted it did not follow proper protocol as the information was not provided to the Miami field office and “no further investigation was conducted at the time.”
www.foxnews.com/us/2018/02/16/alleged-florida-school-shooter-nikolas-cruz-was-reported-to-fbi-cops-school-but-warning-signs-missed.html
FBI Statement on the Shooting in Parkland, Florida

On January 5, 2018, a person close to Nikolas Cruz contacted the FBI’s Public Access Line (PAL) tipline to report concerns about him. The caller provided information about Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.
Under established protocols, the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information then should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami Field Office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken.
We have determined that these protocols were not followed for the information received by the PAL on January 5.

www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-statement-on-the-shooting-in-parkland-florida
 
 
h/t Daniel Higdon

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