Recently obtained police logs confirm a captain from the Broward County Sheriff’s Department ordered her deputies to form a secure perimeter surrounding the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School instead of engaging with the shooter; raising even more questions over the agency’s response to the deadly mass shooting earlier this month.
The shocking new report obtained by the Miami Herald late Thursday evening shows the Sheriff’s office captain who “initially took charge of the chaotic scene” ordered a defensive perimeter; an order they obeyed instead of “going in to confront the shooter.”
A spokesperson from the BSO confirmed their office was investigating the response to the deadly shooting in southern Florida, adding “If detectives had answers to all of the questions, then there would be no need for an investigation.”
The new revelations raise even more questions surrounding federal and local law enforcement’s response to the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida.
The FBI is also under increased scrutiny in recent week, ignoring multiple red flags and two highly specific tips just weeks before Nikolas Cruz opened fire at his former high school; killing seventeen people and injuring scores more.