‘DESPICABLE’ — Parkland survivor confronts ‘Coward of Broward’ deputy who hid during mass school shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Daily Caller) — Kyle Kashuv, survivor of the Parkland school shooting in Florida, tweeted out a video Tuesday of his confrontation with Deputy Scot Peterson, who was widely accused of hiding outside of the school instead of intervening.

Peterson remains completely silent as Kashuv presses him on his inaction.

“Can you explain to me why you let 17 people die at school?” he asked. “That was your job … it’s disgusting, it’s despicable.”
Peterson, who was 33 years old at the time of the shooting, has gone public with his regret and apologies to the Parkland community. He offered no such remorse when confronted by Kashuv, though his expressionless face appeared to be red throughout the exchange.

Despite being the only armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 8, 2018 — the day gunman Nikolas Cruz went on a deadly rampage — Peterson has claimed he had no legal responsibility to intervene.

He has since stepped down from his post as Broward County Sheriff’s deputy, and a member of the Florida house proposed a bill that would strip Peterson of his $8,771 pension in the Florida Retirement System, according to the Sun Sentinel.

“You had a chance to save those kids,” Kashuv continued. “I don’t know how you live with yourself … 14 of my classmates, never coming back because you didn’t act.”

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‘I’M GOING TO SHOOT YOU ALL’: DACA ‘Dreamer’ arrested after threatening to shoot up high school

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A 21-year-old illegal alien who was permitted to stay in the U.S. under Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) has been charged with making terroristic threats after threating to carry out a mass shooting at a New York school.

Police records show Abigail Hernandez was arrested and charged with making the threats via a post to Facebook which was reported to authorities.

As reported by Rochester First (https://tinyurl.com/ych83bhj) officials from the Rochester City School District called police on February 16 about a threat posted to East High School Facebook page, which read: “I’m coming tomorrow morning and I’m going to shoot all of ya b—-es.”

It took investigators several days to arrest track Hernandez down because she made the threats from a fictitious social media account, RPD Deputy Chief La’Ron Singletary said during a press briefing on the matter.

Hernandez was booked into the Monroe County Jail in lieu of bail, which had been set at $15,000. She has since been moved to a federal detention facility in Batavia pending trial.

Police say when they arrested her at her home on February 20, a shotgun was located inside the residence. It is not yet known in whose name the gun was purchased.

ICE officials have confirmed that Hernandez was an illegal immigrant who was in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, stipulates that certain people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children receive deferred action on deportation for at least two years. The program does not provide the individuals lawful status as U.S. citizens.

Rochester Police praised school officials for taking the threat seriously and reporting it in a timely manner.

“The quick thinking of school staff and the tenacious work of the investigators of the police department following through on this Facebook post lead to the arrest of Abigail Hernandez and the recovery of a shotgun,” a statement from the department reads.

The department went on to confirm that Hernandez will be charged as an adult.

East High School Superintendent Shaun Nelms released a statement Friday evening on the threat, stating he’s just grateful that no tragedies befell his school.

“Sadly, in wake of the recent Parkland, Florida tragedy, schools across the country have been grappling with social media threats intended to instill fear and anxiety,” the statement reads. “While we cannot comment on this particular police investigation around a threat made to East, I want to stress how fortunate we are to be part of a community in which the police department works closely with schools to ensure the safety of the entire school community. We remain very grateful to the Rochester Police Department for their partnership and for keeping us well informed throughout the entire process. Their presence on campus last week and their guidance on how to best keep staff and students safe during this efficient, successful police investigation reiterates their ongoing support. As always, the safety of students and staff is our top priority.”

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‘IT WILL ONLY MAKE SCHOOLS SAFER’: Cruz backs teachers’ rights to arm themselves in classroom

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Texas Senator Ted Cruz on Thursday said teachers who choose to do so should be free to arm themselves in the classroom.

“I think it makes perfect sense that if teachers want to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, that it will only make schools safer,” Cruz said while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

“I don’t think you should make teachers do that, but if a teacher is comfortable and wants to be prepared to defend himself or herself, that’s a good thing,” he added.

The former Republican candidate for president’s comments come a week after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida resulted in the deaths of 17 and the injury of dozens more.

President Donald Trump on Thursday also called for similar measures, adding that protecting our schools through the use of armed teachers and former military members may be a solution to the ongoing violence.

“…Giving ‘concealed guns to gun adept teachers with military or special training experience- only the best,” the president tweeted. “…Highly trained teachers would also serve as a deterrent to the cowards that do this. Far more assets at much less cost than guards. A ‘gun free’ school is a magnet for bad people. ATTACKS WOULD END!”

Cruz said the most effective way to combat gun violence is for law enforcement officials to target violent criminals and not law-abiding gun owners.

“The left’s answer is always, always always strip the Second Amendment rights from law-abiding citizens,” he said. “You want to see crime take off? Disarm the law-abiding citizens.”

Since the February 14 shooting, Democrats have called for stricter gun control laws and a ban on AR-15s.

NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre, however, said cracks in law enforcement was to blame for last week’s shooting, not Second Amendment protected gun owners.

“What they want are more restrictions on the law-abiding,” LaPierre said while speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday. “Think about that — their solution is to make you, all of you, less free.”

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