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Robert Runcie

Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie, Baron Runcie, MC, PC (2 October 1921 – 11 July 2000) was a British Anglican bishop. He was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1980 to 1991, having previously been the Bishop of St Albans.

Published  1 month ago

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony says the Promise program — criticized since the Parkland school shootings — must fix its deficiencies to earn his full support.

Published  1 month ago

The Broward County School Board is scheduled to vote next week on whether to fire embattled Superintendent Robert Runcie.

The newest board member, Lori Alhadeff, has placed on the agenda for the March 5 meeting a request to terminate Runcie’s contract.

Alhadeff, whose daughter Alyssa was killed during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14, 2018, cited Runcie’s “many failures of leadership,” including his handling of the tragedy, as well as the slow progress on the $800 million bond passed by voters in 2014.

“It is of urgency to have a leader to expedite safety to the entire district and to improve a failing bond program,” Alhadeff said in a brief statement to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

It’s unlikely there are the needed votes to fire Runcie. Five of nine board members — Ann Murray, Laurie Rich Levinson, Patti Good, Rosalind Osgood and Donna Korn — have all voiced support for Runcie in recent weeks.

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Published  2 months ago

'Every day I live it,' Andrew Pollack says of the school shooting about one year ago that left his 17-year-old daughter Meadow dead. From the steps of his camper, Andrew Pollack can see the cars speed by on University Drive. In the blur, he seems to stand still. Until not too long ago, he lived in a house close to this empty Coral Springs lot. He played lacrosse every week, worked out at the gym twice a day, enjoyed the life of a dad and a newlywed, kept politics at bay. Today is different. He's a nationall


Published  3 months ago

‘I blame the murderer for 50% of what happened,’ says Andrew Pollack. ‘There were so many people who didn’t care, who didn’t do their job.’


Published  3 months ago

Former prosecutors and legal experts believe multiple law enforcement agencies bungled many tips that could have led to the arrest of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz — and even confiscation of the AR-15 he used in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.


Published  3 months ago

Although there was no official word from Tallahassee on the day the new governor was sworn in, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel told his staff he was being suspended over BSO’s handling of the Parkland mass shooting.


Published  3 months ago

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told staff he was being suspended over BSO’s handling of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting. There was still no official word from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.


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Parents of children gunned down in the Parkland school shooting in Florida last year have never understood two actions taken by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel: his refusal to fire a campus-based...

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The state commission investigating the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is meeting Wednesday to vote on its report. After that, the focus shifts to Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis and the state Legislature.

Published  3 months ago

Ten months after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, students are still exposed to potential danger.

Published  3 months ago

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz, and other troubled students, have long escaped strict punishment for possible criminal behavior because of Broward Schools' culture of leniency that goes beyond its controversial Promise program.

Published  3 months ago

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Broward County School Board : Removal of BCPS Superintendent Robert Runcie

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Published  4 months ago

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The Stoneman Douglas Commission voted 13-1 on Wednesday to recommend that qualified teachers who volunteer to carry guns on campus be allowed to do so.

“The more people we have appropriately trained and appropriately equipped after their appropriately selected the safer the kids are because we have to get there in seconds,” said Commission Member Grady Judd, Sheriff of Polk County.

The idea is a controversial one and it came up repeatedly after the February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead and 17 others injured.

Commission Chair Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the shooting at MSD proved to him that selected teachers who undergo background checks and extensive training can stop a school shooter.

He said this needs to a targeted program.

“It’s not just this en masse, ‘Oh if anybody wants a gun, have one,’” Gualtieri said. “That’s not what I’m saying. And it’s so important that people understand that.”

Gualtieri points to the fact that confessed shooter Nikolas Cruz stopped and reloaded his weapon numerous times as evidence that a teacher with a gun could have possibly prevented some of the bloodshed. Commissioner Ryan Petty, whose daughter Alaina died in the shooting, said he supports the idea of recommending to the Florida legislature the idea of arming willing, trained teachers.

“I can’t get out of my head the visual of those teachers huddled in those classrooms at MSD with no ability to protect themselves or those students,” Petty told CBS4 News.

Petty said there are not enough school resource officers and armed guardians to go around and he — and other Commissioners — want restrictions lifted on the armed guardian program allowing willing teachers to be trained to carry guns on campus.

But Commissioner Max Schachter, whose son Alex died at the school, was the lone dissenting vote on the issue on the Commission.

“I don’t think teachers should be carrying guns,” Schachter said. “I think they have enough on their plate. I think their priority is teaching, It just creates a host of more problems.”

In the past Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie has said he does not believe in arming teachers.

The state teachers union agrees with Runcie as do a number of the parents of Parkland victims, saying a better idea is to focus on protecting campuses and keeping bad guys off school grounds.

Published  4 months ago

Florida’s school districts are hiding countless crimes that take place on campus, defying state laws and leaving parents with the false impression that children are safer than they are. an investigation by the South Florida Sun Sentinel shows.

The Federalist

Published  4 months ago

After the Parkland shooting last year, the media pushed a gun narrative. In the year following, that myth has been dispelled and then some.