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School Shooting Tag

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony announced on Wednesday that the department fired two more deputies for their inaction during the Marjory Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, FL, last year now that they have finished their internal affairs investigation. The department fired four deputies over the shooting.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced Tuesday afternoon that officials arrested former Broward Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson and charged him with "seven counts of neglect of a child, three counts of culpable negligence, and one count of perjury." Peterson has faced criticism for not entering Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018 during a shooting that killed 17 and injured 17 others.

On Tuesday, two people attacked the STEM School Highlands Ranch and injured eight students. Kendrick Collins, 18, rushed towards the shooters to save other students. He passed away. Students held a vigil for Collins on Wednesday night but marched out of it after two politicians used the event to push for gun control. They did not approve of the politicians politicizing their grief.

Absolutely heartbreaking. Sydney Aiello, a survivor of the Parkland School Shooting took her own life Sunday. Burdened with severe PTSD and survivor's guilt, Aiello struggled to attend college classes, her fear of being in a classroom so overwhelming.

I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that one of the most juvenile and narcissistic professions continues its rapid descent into complete parody, but here I am. Tuesday, winners of the Cronkite awards were announced and you would know that CNN won for "Excellence in Television Political Journalism," specifically for their Parkland Shooting Townhall following the Valentine's Day school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool. "Cronkite Award Winners prove facts matter," reads the official release.

Estimates on many gun-related incidents occurring on school property each year vary widely depending on the source and agenda. It's a statistic that should be easy to find and accurate, particularly given that it's one of the most contentious issues in American social and political discussion.