The chaos continues at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Chaos might actually be generous. A Broward Co. Deputy has been suspended for sleeping on the job while stationed at the school, the killer’s brother was arrested for trespassing inside of the police cordon, a student has been arrested for making social media threats, and now two students have been arrested for bringing knives to school.
From Sun Sentinel:
Tuesday’s school day began with the arrest of Jordan Salter, 18, after a conflict in the cafeteria. She poured cereal on another student’s head after he asked Salter’s friend a sexually offensive question. When the boy leaned in close to Salter’s face, she pulled a 2-inch black knife from her bra, opened it and displayed it, according to a report from the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
The next arrest came in the afternoon when school authorities learned that Gavin Stricker, 16, had brandished a knife on a bus Monday. He was called into the school’s office and a 9-inch knife was found in his backpack, according to a juvenile arrest report.
In the first incident was a clear case of knife misuse.
Meanwhile, Amanda Stricker, mother of the boy who had a knife in his backpack fought back tears as she explained that his sister was in one of the classrooms that got shot upduring Cruz’s deadly rampage.
She said school authorities told her that her son admitted to carrying the knife “for protection.”
“I think he was as scared as the rest of us were,” Amanda Stricker said. “We thought he was doing OK, and I think he wasn’t doing as well as we thought he was.”
Zero tolerance policies would dictate that the incidents be treated equally. Which would only be keeping in the grand Broward County tradition of complete mental incompetence.