How federal funding kept Nikolas Cruz from getting arrested and unable to purchase firearms

The net is widening in Broward County, ensnaring those who failed to stop Nikolas Cruz from killing 17 people.  The Broward County School District's highly touted PROMISE program, initiated in 2012 and signed into policy in 2013, is coming under fire.  It prevented Nikolas Cruz from getting arrested, which could have blocked him from purchasing his armory, if convicted. In the 2011-2012 school year, Broward County Public Schools had the highest number of school-related arrests statewide at 1,062.  Newly hired Superintendent Robert Runcie, with strong connections to the Obama administration, teamed up with community organizations like the NAACP, local law enforcement, and government agencies to sign the Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline to eliminate the "schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline" through programs such as PROMISE (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions,...(Read Full Post)

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