The librarian barricaded herself into a bathroom with nine other students, hiding from what they believed was an active shooter. Another teacher barricaded herself in a classroom with her students to wait it out.
When Broward Sheriff’s Officers arrived at the scene, one officer shot himself and others evacuated the faculty, students, and staff.
The officers conducted a sweep of the entire school looking for a shooter but they found none. They did not even find any evidence that a shooting took place. No bullet holes, no gunman, no shell casings (other than the officer’s) were at the scene.
Still, some from the school claim they heard shots, then a pause, and then another shot, which was the responding officer shooting himself in the leg.
Deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office recently responded to the Nikolas Cruz shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Cruz was able to get 100 rounds off during his rampage, killing 17, and wounding another 17. The Broward County Sheriff’s Officer, who was assigned as the school’s resource officer, fled from the school when the gunfire began to ring out.
The resource officer was then joined by other officers from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office who also decided to stay outside, allowing Nikolas Cruz to walk through the school with a rifle and shoot people wantonly and with abandon.
When officers arrived from another local law enforcement outfit, they ran past the deputies from Broward cowering outside, and went into the school in an attempt to engage the active shooter.
By that time, it was too late however. Cruz’s rifle apparently jammed and he abandon it to make his escape in the chaos.
The Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel, did not take any responsibility for the team under his command being cowardly and incompetent. Pressure was put on the resource officer to resign immediately, and he did.
The Broward Sheriff’s Department also refuses to release the school’s surveillance footage, which reportedly shows the deputy running outside to hide from the shooter instead of engaging him, or making any effort to protect the lives of the students, faculty, and staff Nikolas was hunting.
The liberal media has used the instance to call for more gun control and a ban on certain rifles. Whenever a tragedy like this takes place, the left illogically attempts to exploit the incident as an excuse to ban guns and further restrict firearm ownership.
“When seconds count, police are only minutes away,” is an old adage that rings true. The Broward County Sheriff’s Department has proven that police are not always effective at protecting people. One Broward Officer who shot himself is not even capable of protecting himself from himself.
Carrying a firearm is essential in ensuring the security of one’s family. In the United States, responsible gun owners use firearms millions of times each year to protect themselves from criminals.
One type of firearm that the left is attempting to ban in their new push for gun control is known as an AR15.
In Sutherland Springs Texas, a criminal, Devin Patrick Kelley, ran into a church clad with tactical gear, including a bullet-proof vest, and began to unload his firearm on several of the attendees, killing some and wounding others.
An American hero and former NRA instructor, Stephen Willeford, heard the commotion from across the street and retrieved his AR15. Willeford then ran out to confront the shooter, took cover behind a truck, and began shooting at Kelley, hitting him twice.
After being shot, Kelly dropped his rifle and returned fire with a pistol. Willeford’s actions forced Kelley to flee in a nearby vehicle.
Willeford then ran to a truck sitting at a stop sign and asked the driver to help him stop the crazed gunman. The driver quickly obliged and they pursued the shooter until Kelley ran off the road and wrecked his vehicle.
When authorities found Kelley, he had three bullet holes in him, two from Willeford, and one self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
The recent response from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office to what they thought was a school shooting on Lyons Road has shed more light on an obvious and glaring problem with their officers’ incompetence.