Last month, Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school made news because of a shooting that sadly took the life of 17 students. Now, after the school is trying to mourn the loss, two students have been arrested. One brought a knife and another brought a razor. And a third student is being mentally evaluated for having made threats online.
In addition, Deputy Moises Carotti was suspended for reportedly sleeping on the job after being seen by a student. Said student notified a sergeant patrolling the Parkland school, and an internal affairs investigation is being conducted.
Controversial Sheriff Scott Israel commented on the matter, explaining “That a deputy was sleeping is incredibly disappointing. As you know, I can’t comment on an ongoing internal affairs investigation, but once the findings are in I will make the appropriate decisions regarding the way we are going to handle it and the level of discipline.”
As a result, Florida Governor Rick Scott has called for armed law enforcement officers to stand at “every point of entry.”
In a letter written to Superintendent Robert Runcie and Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, Governor Scott explained that “Recent events at the school have demonstrated the need for additional security measures to be implemented. Parents, students and teachers have recently endured one of the worst tragedies in Florida history. They must be assured that every necessary step is being taken to increase safety and ensure no unauthorized people are allowed on campus.”