My hat is off to this young man.

While many adults, and several of his schoolmates, are busy blaming the NRA and the gun, a young man who attends  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School give us a different view.

Parkland parents, students, I went to the Broward School Board to seek answers for the potential negligence by Superintendent and Board prior to the tragedy at Stoneman. Instead of addressing our concerns, they prevented us from speaking. Read on to understand why. pic.twitter.com/Ppomdtl3BA

— Kenneth Preston (@kennethrpreston) April 27, 2018

2) Just to clarify, I’ll be referring to the shooter exclusively by his case number, 18-1958, for the duration of this thread in respect of the families wishes not to give any attention to his name. So, here’s what you need to know.

— Kenneth Preston (@kennethrpreston) April 27, 2018

3) Over the last month, I’ve dug through thousands of government document pages and interviewed dozens of people. I found evidence of two things: over $100m in school safety funds that have gone unspent and policies that keep violent students (like 18-1958) out of jail.

— Kenneth Preston (@kennethrpreston) April 27, 2018

4) First, the money. In 2014, Broward Schools was given an $800m bond, with over $100m specifically for school safety. Since then, delays have led to only 5% of the money spent. Despite safety being the #1 priority of the bond, many projects were delayed to avoid increased cost.

— Kenneth Preston (@kennethrpreston) April 27, 2018

5) In a tweet, Superintendent @RobertwRuncie called our report “fake news” and suggested we contact @FloridaTaxWatch, an independent group tasked with helping to oversee the distribution of the money. So I did. FL TaxWatch VP of Research Bob Nave agreed with my numbers. pic.twitter.com/hjo256j3vt

— Kenneth Preston (@kennethrpreston) April 27, 2018

6) One of those delayed projects was a $1m fire system for Stoneman Douglas. People familiar with the project told me that the district considered upgrading its systems with an “alarm sequence”, that allows a delay to determine if there’s an actual fire before the alarm triggers.

— Kenneth Preston (@kennethrpreston) April 27, 2018

This is well worth the read.  Mr. Preston did his research, he followed the rules of research/reporting:  who, what, when, why, how.

I promise you, you’ll be angry by the end.

One point I greatly appreciate is Mr. Preston’s refusal to use the shooter’s name.  If we could just stop the msm from doing it, for all incidents of this nature, maybe we could slow down the ones who are doing acts of evil to gain notoriety.

3 thoughts on “My hat is off to this young man.

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