This is a pretty disturbing story that has slowly been coming to light. Dating back to an Obama / Holder prison reform scheme, it looks like Broward County intentionally stopped arresting students to improve education statistics and received funding to do so. This could explain why all the calls and complaints about Nikolas Cruz went unaddressed.
Read more on this from Rush Limbaugh as well as the 2013 American Prospect magazine article “Reversing Broward County’s School-to-Prison Pipeline.” here
The easiest most concise post to read on this can be found on twitter here
The timeline in short explanation as laid out by the above link:
♦In 2011/2012 Broward County School administration made a policy decision to block the arrests of students in order to improve their education statistics.
♦In 2013 that same school board was warned what was happening as a result of that policy.
♦In 2015 the School doubled-down on the diversionary policies and allowed students to break the law, including physical violence, without legal consequence.
♦In January 2017 Nikolas Cruz criminally assaulted someone; again, law enforcement engagement was blocked by policy.
♦A year later in February 2018 Cruz killed seventeen students.