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Andrew Pollack, whose daughter, Meadow, was a victim of the Parkland massacre that left 17 dead, is on a mission to make sure other parents are aware of what failed in Broward County so that future school tragedies might be prevented.
The mourning father has written a book spelling out the countless red flags school officials and law enforcement were handed regarding the deranged murderer who took the lives of so many innocent victims, including Meadow — and says policies implemented by President Barack Obama prevented the reporting of an abundance of evidence that could have been used to stop his daughter’s killer.
Pollack and the co-author of his book, “Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students,” provided an excerpt published recently by the New York Post, giving a chilling account of records detailing the classroom behavior of the accused Parkland murderer, Nikolas Cruz.
The piece goes through a litany of events which — although apparently disturbing enough for Cruz’s teachers to report in their notes — were either never reported to or dismissed by proper authorities. One noteworthy example was that Cruz’s psychiatrist insisted her patient should not be admitted in to JROTC citing “the safety of others/himself,” but he was nonetheless enrolled in the program and “literally” given “an air gun, shaped like an AR-15, and [allowed to] practice shooting.”
On Wednesday, Pollack explained to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, a specific example of how policies implemented by the Obama administration contributed to Cruz slipping through the cracks.
“Students were allowed four misdemeanors per school year without being introduced to the judicial system,” Pollack said. “And then, at the end of the year — if you can believe this, Tucker — so that was in the ninth grade, you had a kid next to your kid in the classroom, commits four misdemeanors, and then the next year in tenth grade, he resets at zero, again, and is allowed another four misdemeanors per school year.”
Pollack conceded, “The left, they don’t want to hear my story. They want to blame the big, old, black, scary gun; but that didn’t happen in Broward.”
A report from RealClearInvestigations earlier this year gives an abundance of evidence supporting Pollack’s claims, reiterating that the policies set forth by President Obama and carried out by Broward school Superintendent Robert Runcie — a “Chicogoan and Harvard graduate with close ties to President Obama and his Education Department” — were “behind Cruz’s Florida rampage.”
The RCI piece details how Broward was seen as an example of Obama’s mission to end the “school-to-prison pipeline,” implementing changes that assured “students charged with various misdemeanors, including assault, would now be disciplined through participation in ‘healing circles,’ obstacle courses and other ‘self-esteem building’ exercises” rather than being reported to authorities.
A veteran FBI agent told the outlet of Cruz, “He had a clean record, so alarm bells didn’t go off when they looked him up in the system. He probably wouldn’t have been able to buy the murder weapon if the school had referred him to law enforcement.”