Fla. Shooter Always in Trouble, Never Expelled – Why?

Nikolas Cruz had a right to a ‘free and appropriate’education at a public school near him…

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Nikolas Cruz

(Miami Herald) At times, Nikolas Cruz’s behavior could be a school administrator’s nightmare: Teachers and other students said he kicked doors, cursed at teachers, fought with and threatened classmates and brought a backpack with bullets to school.

He collected a string of discipline for profanity, disobedience, insubordination and disruption.

In 2014, administrators transferred Cruz to an alternative school for children with emotional and behavioral disabilities — only to change course two years later and return him to a traditional neighborhood school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Cruz was banished from Douglas a year later for other disciplinary violations — then toggled between three other alternative placements, school records obtained by the Miami Herald show.

If the frequent transfers — records show there were six in three years — did little to stanch Cruz’s disruptive behavior, they eventually became the only option left in the school district’s toolbox.

Contrary to early reports, Cruz was never expelled from Broward County schools.

Legally, he couldn’t be.

Under federal law, Nikolas Cruz had a right to a “free and appropriate” education at a public school near him.

His classmates had a right to an education free of fear.

Their rights often collided.

Long before Cruz carried an AR-15 assault rifle into Stoneman Douglas and carried out one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, the awkward, socially isolated youth puzzled, disrupted and sometimes terrified his schoolmates.

Broward County school administrators say they do all they can to offer a traditional education to youngsters whose mental illness or behavioral disorders leave them at risk for upheaval or violence, and provide therapeutic services to help them improve.

School leaders are equally obligated, they say, to protect others around them.

“Every student in Broward County is entitled to a free and appropriate education. If there are certain areas where that can’t be done, we need to make sure those students are given a place that is the least restrictive environment for their ability and they can thrive,” said Broward School Board chair Nora Rupert. “You also want everybody to have safety.”

Expelling Cruz from the Broward school system altogether was never an option, and what little is known of the teen’s educational history illustrates the sharp limitations that confront school administrators who must deal with profoundly troubled students.

“You can’t just kick kids out of the public schools because you are afraid of them, or because they are hard to educate,” said Stephanie Langer, a Miami special education lawyer and advocate. “It has to be a balance, and I think it’s a really hard one.”

Since the U.S. Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the first law that articulated a federal role in enforcing the rights of disabled people, the laws surrounding the education of children with special needs have evolved.

In general, school districts are required to provide kids with physical, emotional or intellectual disabilities a free education in the “least restrictive” setting, and to accommodate the needs of such students.

Defining the word “accommodate” has kept judges busy for decades.

The tension between schools and parents has created a cottage industry for lawyers and advocates.

For the budget year 2017, the state Division of Administrative Hearings docketed 244 appeals of Florida school board decisions, with the largest number of them being filed in South Florida.

The Broward County School Board defended 38 appeals, the most in the state, followed by Miami-Dade with 37, DOAH reported last month.

Fla. Shooter Always in Trouble, Never Expelled - Why?

Robin Bartleman/IMAGE: CBS Miami

Broward School Board member Robin Bartleman has been forced to ponder the conflict between troubled students and their sometimes-vulnerable peers intensively in recent days.

“I’ve been to five funerals already,” Bartleman said Monday, adding that it’s been difficult to spend time with her own family. “I’m watching parents bury their children. It is the worst thing I have ever seen.”

In the aftermath, school leaders are examining every aspect of the tragedy, including what role they can play in passing “common sense gun laws,” Bartleman said. “As a district, we’re going to look at everything. We know that mental health is a huge need in this country. We, as a district, recognize that, before children can even worry about tests or learn, they need to be mentally healthy.”

“This is about getting children the services they need,” Bartleman said. “That’s been a goal of this district.”

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie wouldn’t discuss Cruz’s school records, citing a federal law that protects student privacy, but said he didn’t think providing Cruz with more school services would have prevented the shooting.

“Based on what’s reported in the media, here’s a kid who’s lost both parents, he’s obviously got some mental health challenges,” Runcie said. “Let me just say if we provided every service that we could and did all that in exemplary fashion, if he can still get access to guns what’s the point of all this?

“This is a systemic problem we have that isn’t about blaming one agency or the other,” he added. “What we need to do is move from trying to play the blame game and find real solutions.”

Absent Cruz’s school records, it is hard to say precisely when Cruz’s behavior became an acute problem for teachers and administrators.

Disciplinary reports obtained by the Herald show that at Westglades Middle School, which he attended in 2013, he had been cited numerous times for disrupting class, unruly behavior, insulting or profane language, profanity toward staff, disobedience and other rules violations.

Records show the behaviors continued at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, which he attended in 2016 and 2017 before being transferred, with discipline being dispensed for fighting, profanity and an “assault.”

It appears the Jan. 19, 2017, assault resulted in a referral for a “threat assessment.”

A few months later, Cruz landed at an Off Campus Learning Center, where he remained for only about five months.

At Westglades, Cruz was disruptive and would sometimes make “disturbing comments,” said former classmate Christopher Guerra.

While the other students waited in the hallway for their eighth-grade science teacher to let them into the classroom, Cruz would sometimes bang and kick the door, Guerra said.

He would yell profanities at the teacher, telling her to “Open up the f—–g door!”

The teacher sometimes had to call security to let Cruz into the classroom and to keep an eye on him during class, Guerra said.

Once, during a Westglades class party, Cruz asked a teacher if he could have the leftover ice cream, according to what Guerra told his mother at the time.

The teacher gave Cruz the ice cream tub, but told him not to do anything bad with it.

“As soon as the bell rang, he just threw it everywhere,” said Jenny Carbo, Guerra’s mother, recounting the story her son told her in eighth grade. One of her friend’s children came home that afternoon with his clothes full of ice cream stains, Carbo said.

“What surprises me is that this was a child who was ignored,” Carbo said. “He was crying out for help.”

From Westglades, Cruz was transferred to Cross Creek School, a K-12 program with intensive programming for kids with emotional and behavioral disabilities.

Retired Broward teacher Joe Carrier taught a woodworking class at Cross Creek while Cruz attended the school, and remembers Cruz as “a quiet kid” who kept to himself and appeared to be “mildly autistic.”

“He was odd but he never showed any sign of aggression,” Carrier said. Cruz never had fights with other students in Carrier’s class and never discussed his life outside of school with the teacher. “He was really withdrawn,” Carrier said.

At Cross Creek, students always have access to counselors and can ask for “time outs” during the day if they feel frustrated or upset, Carrier said.

A student who needs a break from class can visit his or her counselor or take a walk outside with a teacher’s aid to “de-stress.”

Carrier said he doesn’t recall Cruz asking to see a counselor during his class and said that if he did, it wasn’t a frequent occurrence.

“Nikolas was a very odd child and we never really pushed him academically at Cross Creek to where he would face frustration or kids were belittling him,” Carrier said.

That may have changed when Cruz got to Stoneman Douglas, where former classmates said he was bullied.

While students at Cross Creek receive regular counseling and the school is prepared to handle emotional outbursts, Carrier added, the lack of support at a regular school can be difficult for children with behavioral issues.

“It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t have looked at this child a little more closely before transitioning him to Stoneman Douglas,” Carrier added.


At Douglas High, Cruz’s outbursts and penchant for weapons were well-known among students and staff.

Several students have confirmed they reported his stalking and violent threats to school staff, but it was never enough to get him arrested.

Guerra, Cruz’s middle school classmate, would occasionally run into Cruz between classes at Stoneman Douglas and at the Dollar Tree, where Cruz worked as a cashier.

Cruz sometimes asked Guerra about Stoneman Douglas while he rang up his purchases at the store, and told Guerra he hated the school, Guerra said.

Cruz also talked about guns, and about how he wanted to buy an AR-15.

Once, about two years ago, Guerra and a friend stopped at the Dollar Tree on their way to a movie theater and Cruz said something particularly troubling when he asked them about the high school.

“I’m going to go there and shoot it up,” he said, according to Guerra.

Then he told Guerra and his friend not to worry, that they would be safe because they had always been nice to him, Guerra said.

When Guerra and his friend asked Cruz what he was talking about, Cruz said he was kidding.

They didn’t think he was serious, Guerra said, but the comments still stuck with them.

“He wasn’t a mean kid in the sense that he would try and be hurtful to people,” Guerra said. “He was just a kid that I feel was looking for a friend and no one was there for him in a time that was rough for him.”

Republished with permission from the Miami Herald via iCopyright license.

  • Steve G.

    There are two drastically different accounts of Cruz. If find it more plausible that this kid was bullied at that high school. I feel in his mentally tender state that a lot of kids pushed him over the edge. I’m not condoning the shooting. I’m just trying to understand why. All these teenagers coming out against the NRA and guns in general seems to be well orchestrated by the liberal government in which they reside. Listening to these teenagers speak makes me cringe a bit, because they are all trying to play the role of the victim in order to achieve gun control and they are doing it in a threating way. They’re politicizing this tragic event and I fear that some of these kid’s on the podium probably were some of the bullies. These mass school shootings are a relatively new phenomenon and always seem to have to do with some kind of bullying or some other form of mental anguish that leaves someone to fail to cope. I’m sorry but this isn’t on the NRA. This ones on society.

    • Cheryl Ruder

      Totally agree with you Steve. This kid was being shuffled around to so many different schools. No one seemed to care enough to investigate deeper into his life. Including the FBI. His mother couldn’t handle him after his adopted father died. He probably should have been allowed to do online school work at home and taken to a psychologist weekly for CBT-cognitive behavioral therapy. He was more than likely bullied at that school. But let’s all blame the gun because it’s easier.

    • James Byrum


  • Bill Smith 999935

    You reap what you sow.

  • Gregg Parker

    Okay then… let’s have that lying crap about “dropping the ball” again… You freaks didn’t drop it you threw it through the window! … for a stinkin gun grab?!! You people are cold!

  • Randall Hart

    These kids are angry but are misdirecting this anger at NRA. They need to redirect this to the appropriate sources. The FBI and the ones that are in charge of this school. FBI that should have investigated this need to be checked out. Were they anti guns for reg population? If so they may have intentionally allowed this to have guns banned. The extreme left will do anything for that including sacrificial lambs.
    My wife had a kid In here class with a gun 2 times in her classroom, he received a 1 day suspension. Why, so the school wouldn’t lose their money. My wife soon after left that school district.

  • Ken

    It can not be said enough: Something should have been done! This is what a PC world gets you. Sure, he had rights, but did those who died also have rights? What happened to their rights?

  • disqus_7EcB0kPDrU

    Comment in article, “can’t just expel a student”. Seriously??? Too many disruptions and he should have been expelled permanently. They should not be required to risk their lives and safety for a stupid law. Perhaps if they had expelled him for good and never let him back in, he would not have had the length of time to develop his burning hatred for the school. There are individuals who will never fit in, be educated, or be able to work. A force fit, jamming a square peg into a round hole , produces nothing good at all. Our society should reconsider some of the dumb policies and laws that we have and make some changes.

    • Albert Gazalooch

      If you can expel a kid for possessing a chicken finger that looks like a gun……..

      • Born Again Southern Pride

        or just saying pew pew…

    • NukeWaste

      I am sorry, but, this problem is just as bad in Parts of Pennsylvania. I had a serious problem

      in one of my classes. I was told that if he was suspended one more time it would make e suspensions and after that he was our personal problem but we couldn’t solve it in a proper manner. If I had a son or daughter that was being subjected to this behavior, I would not have called the police. Why frustrate them?

    • Born Again Southern Pride

      Isn’t that why they offer GEDs? If someone can’t or won’t attend school in a normal fashion, the can get a diploma if they want it. The law shouldn’t force them to attend or allow them to attend if they are a detriment to learning or a safety risk.

      • Maxine Albritton

        If he was a special ed. student they get a dummy diploma My niece called it and it is adequate in explaining what it is. It is not the same as the other students get. No student should have the right to stay in school if he is so disruptive. However, he should have had more help but sometimes that is missing in daily lives. Even with normal students parents have drug problems with their children and the like and find it difficult to get help or deal with it.

    • fishunter

      He could not be expelled because he was a Special Education student and was protected under laws that the average student does not have. A regular student would come under state laws, therefore be the ward of the school district.

      • PatriotGal

        fishunter, you nailed it. Years ago, prior to “mainstreaming” this would never have occurred. But since the bleeding heart, sob-sisters and parents who don’t want their child “stigmatized” by being in a special needs class, our good kids have been exposed to poor learning situations geared to these kids and not the good kids. Now, their lives have been stolen from them because of these sob-sisters whose “do gooder” ideology KILLED these kids. The ADA also enabled these ESE kids to be “special” while truly marginalizing our good kids.
        I had an ESE kid years ago in elementary school whose mother was on the faculty and she led the fight for mainstreaming. The kid was extremely tall, also because she had been retained several times, and towered over me. She had a violent nature, nasty, mean. It was a powder keg. It got so bad, we had to have one aide assigned to her for the entire day, every day, everywhere in the school – never to be alone. But Heaven forbid she be placed in the ESE classes, let alone expelled – mother would not have it stating ADA persons with disabilities, etc., and threatened the district with the ACLU. Oh yeah…Something needs to change to protect our good kids. True, those with ESE evaluations need special care, so let’s separate them into their own schools again and KEEP THEM THERE. Give them the care they desperately need while preventing them from MURDERING any more of our kids.

      • disqus_7EcB0kPDrU

        These laws are super bad, laws like this should be eliminated. Putting everyone else at risk is unacceptable.

    • This is why we should be looking at the regulations for schools rather than gun control. If a kid wants to retaliate the kid will find a way.

    • Joseph Abraham

      According to the law a student cannot be expelled because he is entitled to an education. Federal law not state law, it didn’t use to be this way. I agree with you some individuals never fit in a school situation. But the rights of the one at times is greater than that of the majority.

      • disqus_7EcB0kPDrU

        There are laws that are wrong as can be, such as this law. Remember Prohibition? Repealed. Obamacare came close to repeal. Laws that prevent expelling students who absolutely won’t cooperate must be repealed.

  • ray2hill

    He was just like the other Trump supporters in the student body except he had a BIG GUN that nobody knew about.

    • chris VN

      Makes a change from the usual Liberal or muslim doesn’t it????

    • Trump supporters love school and get straight A’s and then go to college…

    • Born Again Southern Pride

      good for you as shat… proud to show your bigotry and hatred. At least you own it.

    • Barbara Combs

      NO YOU HAVE THAT WRONG, My nieces are loving UT and in Medical & Law! That school has a lot of issues with troubled teens!

  • Pat Warnock

    A litany of failures – red flags in abundance – ‘can’t expel him because you fear him’?

  • Delli Mathews

    …why was my post deleted?

    • Deplorable wizard

      It seem the censors for this thread have deleted more than just your post, mine too was “removed”.
      Free speech, even with a conservative view, on a conservative thread, seems to bother someone at disqus. It’s not profanity, nor content, that is evident throuģh other posts that aer published. And reason is never given – it’s just a random “SCREW YOU”.

  • Delli Mathews

    ….your deletion of my post “impacted my liberty.”
    ….your deletion of my post took away my liberty of free speech.

  • Sam McGowan

    After the Columbine shootings, the US Secret Service conducted a study of school shootings. They discovered that in 71% of shootings, the shooter had been violently bullied. In one case, EVERY SINGLE STUDENT IN THE SCHOOL HAD ASSAULTED HIM! (The study is no longer on the SS web site but it can be found by doing a search.) Nick Cruz’ next-door neighbor has reported that the boy was ostracized and bullied as long as he knew him. He was a little guy, only weighing 120 pounds, which made him an easy target. There is a lot of guilt there and all of it doesn’t belong to Cruz.

  • Dan

    While Cruz was the shooter the total failure of a school district with an open door policy, and unarmed part time “security guard used as a shield, and a gun free zone provided easy targets. Not only did the FBI screw up so did school administrators and they are the ones that should be taking the heat.

  • James Byrum

    Stop the bullying in schools will do more good than any thing.

  • Born Again Southern Pride

    ““You can’t just kick kids out of the public schools because you are afraid of them, or because they are hard to educate,” said Stephanie Langer, a Miami special education lawyer and advocate. “It has to be a balance, and I think it’s a really hard one.””
    This woman and those like her that would have angry individuals affect all of the other classmates given solid evidence that there is a serious problem brewing are the reason our education system is so tied up on knots, they cannot even kick a know disrupter out of school to protect their rights. What about the rights of the rest of the students?
    When are these people going to accept that one person has no more or less rights than anybody else? She should be forced to attend all of the funerals for those poor souls that were murdered because of stupidity.

  • Roy Veteto

    since this shooter has a history of doing violent things at this school and since he was never punished for violating the no tolerance rule then the school should be sued by a victim/ family of victim for not enforcing it’s no tolerance rule.

  • Janis

    I do believe it is time to revisit the law that says every child is entitled to a “free and appropriate” education. When a child becomes so disruptive in class, they take away the time that every other respectful child in the class deserves. Going one step further, schools take teaching time away from American children, catering to the non-English speaking foreign invaders. There is no way that someone who waltzes into this country illegally should EVER take away from American childrens education time. While the left wants to “tackle the gun issue”, they refuse to look at the issues I have discussed, and then they wonder why the USA keeps falling down the ladder in academic performance compared to other countries in the world. Oh yeah, I know Libs, let’s throw more taxpayer money into education, or should I say throw money at school administrators and the teachers unions.

    • Bobbie

      We are 17th in the world when we used to be 2nd before the board of education came about. Our school is very small with less than 800 students and the principals make over 100k while we have no armed security and no metal detectors. Sitting ducks for mass slaughter because all they care about is their own wallet. Liberal p-igs.

  • Reflect

    It seems that councilors should have been able to see that this kid was bottling, what ever was bothering him ,up so tight that it was inevitable that he would explode….He needed psychiatric help desperately…..Something just don’t seem right……

  • Klikhir Tulagin

    Finally some facts, and some unsurprising analysis. “Socially isolated”. “Systemic problem”. “One security guard who did not encounter him”. At the risk of repeating myself: These schools are too big. This kid was drugged and then basically ignored. His reality there was shaped by his classmates and his imagination. The structure of the place left him to his own devices, and we now know what his devices turned out to be. His classmates knew. His classmates reported. Faculty and staff did nothing effective – they went by the book. “We can’t expel anyone.” Who prescribed the drugs known to have homicidal ideation as a statistically rare but regularly occurring side effect? The school has 2900 students and 1 security guard – the first line of defense was a locked door that provided no obstacle to Cruz; the last line of defense was one guard who didn’t see him. Either arm the faculty and staff or close the doors and turn out the lights. It’s a recipe for a repeat disaster. (Get the Feds out of educational policy and let the people on the front lines deal with the situation.)

    • Barbara Combs

      AGREE! That was the mistake of the school,they knew he was a troubled guy,killing animals & showing off guns, they all should have went to TEACHERS and told them about his FB post & rallied to get some thing done then!

  • John Ln

    I bet Cruz Violent Video Games ; somehow he got the idea to kill.


    There is growing evidence that the Florida killings are part of a series of orchestrated mayhem intended to serve as Reichstag Fires for the abrogation of the Second Amendment, disarmament of the population, overthrow of the legitimately-elected President and imposition of an oligarchical progressive dictatorship. The shooter was well-known to be dangerous, even to the deep state KGB (formerly the FBI), but was allowed to proceed to the attack, even as democrats of a past generation knew of a planned attack by Japan but allowed it to occur as it would advance the agenda of the leader. There is recent evidence that the police rehearsed a response to the shooting with dummy bullets before it took place. The “student leaders”, united as one in repeating democrat party talking points, were chosen by teachers and local politicians because they were previously active in Antifa and the “resistance”, and we know that equally traumatized and heroic students were rejected, banned in advance from the coming “March for Our Lives” and attacked and derided along with their parents for being supporters of the President. The two chief student leaders, Hogg and Kasky, have been involved with left-wing causes already, and have fulminated against the President at other events, already advocated revolution in the United States and are documented to be rehearsing under the supervision of Obammunist media and Alinskyite organizers of previous left-wing “marches”. This was clearly a set-up and is to serve as the pretext for the next surge of revolutionary agitation and “ant-gun” demonstrations that are actually more anti-Trump play dates.

  • Maxine Albritton

    If he did so well in the special school according to the teacher, they probably should have kept him there or the other school should have sent him back. He might have just liked this teacher. This kid was raised by a mother till she died and apparently had little respect for people. In the old ways children were not allowed to talk in profanity at home or anywhere else. The home and environment was more disciplined, thanks to modern style anything seems to go.

  • Barbara Combs

    We can not figure out,why on earth was this guy @ his home was not arrested taken to some kind of hospital to check his mental state!! What happened to school guidance counselors to talk to kids about the grieving he was going thru,1 his adopted dad passed away,2 his mom passed away! This family friends took him in,but the bottom line the school knew he was a troubled child & Broward County & the FBI knew this! What CHANGES are they doing? They do not talk about the students where they can get help when they are disturbed, they look over that! They basicaly tell kids in a CRISIS,GET OVER IT!!!

  • Ginger1236

    They couldn’t expel him because he had a special education label. He was probably emotionally disturbed/behavior disordered. It is virtually impossible to remove students with that label from public schools. Once they are sent to an alternative school setting, they have to be returned to the local school as soon as their behavior has improved. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

  • ImOffendedTreatMeSpecial

    In what twisted universe is it “commonsense” to respond to an atrocity by passing laws that have not, will not, and cannot have any sort of significant impact on preventing or mitigating such atrocities?

  • Arturo R. Pasarón Pérez

    This type of human beings exist forever in society. They are part of the visible problem to solve, when they find in crime and the breaking of easy rules, their living space, which frees them from part of the pressure as an individual in their homes, their schools or within the rigor of living in society (a cruel times), and achieve in a group of social isolation, find their insecure spaces, in behaviors of like-minded gangs that conquer their environment by the fear they infuse others, striving to live under the rules of reason where they see their greatest freedoms convenient and benefits.
    The solution is to increase the rigor for compliance with the rules where they clearly perceive their advantages and disadvantages. In the few cases that this fails; they must be placed in a reduced environment with the loss of common pleasurable liberties and with greater vigilance (to intervene in conflicts without major damage) together with boys of the same age and similar conditions, to avoid alien references that “justify” their distancing as unequal , as similar as they really are, only distinctive for their actions and that occupy their place in the internal ranks and decide themselves towards the best or the worst inside or outside society.
    Do not stop this type of negative behavior out of fear or love, educating them more rigorously to these adolescents, it brings with it later behaviors that can reach and surpass Jack the ripper, Che Guevara, Pablo Escobar or a fidel Castro that is a lot to say.

    Este tipo de seres humanos existen de siempre en la sociedad. Son parte del problema visible a resolver, cuando encuentran en la delincuencia y el rompimiento de reglas fáciles, su espacio vital, que los liberan de parte de la presión como individuo en sus casa, sus escuelas o dentro del rigor de vivir en sociedad (a veces cruel), y logran en grupo afin de aislamiento social, encontrar sus espacios inseguros, en conductas de pandillas afines que conquistan su entorno por el miedo que infunden a los demás, esforzados por vivir bajo las normas de la razón donde ven sus mayores libertades convenientes y beneficios.
    La solución está en aumentarles el rigor para el cumplimientode las reglas donde perciban con claridad sus ventajas y perjuicios. En los pocos caso que esto falla; deben ponerlos bajo un entorno reducido con pérdida de las libertades placenteras comunes y con mayor vigilancia (para intervenir en los conflictos sin mayores daños) junto a muchachos de su misma edad y semejantes condiciones, para evitar referencias ajenas que “justifiquen” su distanciamiento como desiguales, como semejantes que realmente son, solo distintivos por sus actos y que ocupen su lugar en el ranquin interno y se decanten ellos mismos hacia lo mejor o lo peor dentro o fuera de la sociedad.
    No detener ese tipo de conducta negativa por miedo o por amor, educándolos bajo mayor rigor a estos adolescentes, trae consigo conductas posteriores que pueden alcanzar y superar a Jack el destripador, el Che Guevara, Pablo Escobar o un fidel Castro que es mucho decir.

    • Bill Smith 999935

      TLDR, For the love……….

  • Louie Rey

    Bottom line is that the educational system, the local authorities and, last but not least, the FBI dropped the ball. How in God’s name can this happen? When you have an individual that harms animals it’s a precursor the other deviant acts and that alone should have gotten notice.

  • jim

    the same kids that are telling us the NRA killed their classmates and that we must forfeit our 2A rights and that a particular gun that no army in the world issues their soldiers but they still call it a weapon of war bullied this kid to the point he told them he was going to shoot it up but they never reported it and then even when someone else did report it to the FBI TWICE nothing was done, and this is why Law Abiding gun owners MUST LOSE OUR RIGHTS for their lack of intelligence and the FBI’s lack of doing their job. this is the third mass shooting that was preventable but the FBI and Govt Failed to do their jobs ..am I the only one who thinks these shootings are allowed to happen to push the lefts holy grail of disarming the sheep

  • pastriesqueen

    To solve this mass shooting requires a multi-facet analysis and multi-prong actions. No one action will prevent ALL mass shootings. Even if you get rid of all guns, there are still other means. A criminal, a bad, evil person will find a way…if it’s not guns, it will be something else. I applaud Trump for sitting down with parents, children, educators, law enforcement, legislators to seek a solution. And I applaud that to win this war, you have to play offensively as well as defensively. It’s a very complex issue but to stop the bleeding quickly, you have to arm schools.

  • potusYUGE

    Why… because it is a gubment institutionalized public school!!! Yes… a demonkkkrats dream!!!

  • MIKE6080

    its to bad that he wont face the death penalty, you know that they will put him in a hospital for a few years if he is even convicted , then the liberal doctors , lawyers , judges and courts will be trying to set the little darling free after they declare him cured ,

  • tCotUS

    The FBI/Local Authorities were warned prior & ignored multiple warning. And this was not the first of many shootings. WHY?? Banning bump stocks will absolutely stop mass murder, right ?? Has everyone in DC lost what little mind they have left ? We know it, they know it won’t make a difference at all. It’s just another chip taken out of the 2nd Amendment & that’s all. We have a society problem, not a gun problem.
    When you have wolves in the area, do you leave the sheep unguarded? Oh that’s right, you make another worthless “law” to protect the sheep rather than armed security.
    Something odd..We had 2.5 million killed & injured last year by Alcohol related accidents…. Malpractice with 250,000 dead, bad Pharmy drugs with another 100,000 dead…Hey people wake the H*** up !! Something else going on here..
    The Democrats “Real Agenda”. (As they danced on graves) use children, lie, anything to destroy the 2nd Amendment. That’s what it’s all about, a stage show nothing else.