Tag: Parkland, Fla, Shooting (2018)

The C.E.O. Taking On the Gun Lobby

Ed Stack didn’t set out to be an activist. The chief executive of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mr. Stack spent his career selling fishing rods, camping gear and athletic equipment at big-box stores around the country. Dick’s was founded by Mr. Stack’s father in upstate New York. As a young man, Mr. Stack worked for the […]

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Florida Senate Votes to Remove Broward Sheriff Over Botched Parkland Response

The Florida Senate voted Wednesday to remove the Broward County sheriff, backing Gov. Ron DeSantis’s decision to oust him for the botched response to the 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 dead. The 25-15 vote for the removal of the sheriff, Scott Israel, a Democrat, was largely […]

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California Man Is Convicted of Cyberstalking Parkland Victims’ Families

A California man was convicted on Tuesday of cyberstalking and threatening to kidnap relatives of those killed in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., federal prosecutors said. The man, Brandon Michael Fleury, was found guilty of three counts of cyberstalking and one count of transmitting a kidnapping threat, […]

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Florida Teachers Can Now Carry Guns at School

Some Florida teachers will be able to carry firearms in the classroom starting Tuesday, the result of a hotly debated law that was approved by the Florida Legislature in May. The law, which gives school districts the option to arm teachers, as well as security guards, was passed in response to the 2018 shooting at […]

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When Active-Shooter Drills Scare the Children They Hope to Protect

WASHINGTON — After the first day of school at Mark T. Sheehan High School in Wallingford, Conn., Mackenzie Bushey, a 15-year-old junior, came home upset that a teacher enforced a no-cellphones policy by confiscating students’ phones before class. She needed her cell, Mackenzie told her family last month, to notify police should a gunman attack […]

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Two Days, Two Cities, Two Massacres

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher In two days, in two cities — El Paso and Dayton, Ohio — mass shootings have left at least 29 people dead. We look at two stories from one of those attacks. [For an exclusive look […]

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Teachers Barred From Carrying Guns in New York Schools

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In the aftermath of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., President Trump embraced a proposal to arm teachers as a way to prevent further mass shootings in schools. His support for the idea, which […]

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Why Four Officers Were Fired for Their Response to the Parkland Shooting

Two more sheriff’s deputies have been fired for their actions while responding to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the Broward County sheriff announced on Wednesday. Gregory Tony, the sheriff, said the latest punishments brought an internal investigation to an end. The investigation led to the firing of a […]

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Harvard’s False Path to Wisdom

Over the past year and a half, the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., have handled themselves with a fervor and commitment that has, most of the time, inspired the nation. One of those students was Kyle Kashuv. Despite the trauma of the shootings and a busy impromptu career as a […]

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Harvard Rescinds Admission for Parkland Student Over ‘Offensive’ Comments

MIAMI — A recent graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., who became a gun rights activist in the wake of the deadly shooting that killed 17 people last year, said on Monday that Harvard College rescinded its admission offer over racist and offensive remarks he made as a 16-year-old student. The […]

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Scot Peterson Is Released on Bond. Here’s How He’s Explained His Actions During the Parkland Shooting.

The former sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson has been ridiculed as the “Coward of Broward” for staying outside while a gunman killed 17 students, teachers and staff members, and wounded 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. This week, the choices he made on that day in February 2018 led the police […]

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Police Officers Are Trained to Confront Suspects. But What if They Are Afraid?

When Lt. Craig Cardinale got to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as a mass shooting was unfolding last year, he found Deputy Scot Peterson pacing outside, repeating, “Oh, my God. Oh, my God.” The deputy, who was assigned to the school, was behaving in ways typically associated with fear or panic, the lieutenant told investigators. […]

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Scot Peterson Faces Court on Parkland School Shooting Neglect Charges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Scot Peterson, the former sheriff’s deputy and school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., made his first court appearance on Wednesday on charges connected with failing to protect students during the mass shooting there on Feb. 14, 2018. He appeared for a bond hearing in magistrates […]

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How Officials Say Scot Peterson Failed During the Parkland Shooting

An investigation found that Scot Peterson, a former sheriff’s deputy who was serving as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, did “absolutely nothing to mitigate” the mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [Read more: The deputy who stayed outside during […]

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What Officials Say Scot Peterson Failed to Do During the Parkland Shooting

An investigation found that Scot Peterson, a former sheriff’s deputy who was serving as the school resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, did “absolutely nothing to mitigate” the mass shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. [Read more: The deputy who stayed outside during […]

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Deputy Who Stayed Outside During Parkland School Shooting Faces Criminal Charges

A former sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday in connection with the controversial law enforcement response to the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., law enforcement officials said. Scot Peterson, a former Broward County Sheriff’s deputy, faces charges of neglect of a child, culpable negligence and perjury as a result […]

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A Lesson of Sandy Hook: ‘Err on the Side of the Victims’

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Scarlett Lewis sees reminders of her son Jesse — who died at age 6 with 19 classmates and six educators in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting — in photographs on her refrigerator door, in portraits she painted of him from memory and now, uncomfortably, in the Newtown Community Center, a soaring […]

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