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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:37 AM

Parkland, the most avoidable mass murder in American history.

It Could Happen Here
New York Post10 Sep 2019
Andrew Pollack calls the Parkland, Fla., school shooting “the most avoidable mass murder in American history.” Avoidable because of how the system refused to react rationally to years of warning signs about the alleged shooter, Nikolas Cruz.

And the book Pollack, whose teen daughter was one of Cruz’ victims, has written with Max Eden shows that the same failure could occur almost anywhere in America.

Excerpted in Monday’s Post, “Why Meadow Died” reveals educational records, like teacher daily diaries, tracking Cruz’s flagrantly psychotic behavior from an early age.

A private pre-K program expelled him at age 2 for biting other tots. A kindergarten teacher reported that he “seemed to identify as an animal,” citing his crawling on the ground, pouncing on other students, growling and, again, biting.

But early on, he got diagnosed as suffering “developmental delay,” “language processing deficiency” and “attention deficit disorder.” And such “emotional and behavioral disability” diagnoses, the authors explain, guarantee that their subject becomes a kind of untouchable in modern US schools.

Under the Federal Individuals with Disabil

ities Education Act, “children with disabilities must be educated with children without disabilities to the maximum extent possible in the least restrictive environment.”

“Full inclusion” in ordinary classes becomes imperative. And, noted one teacher, “No one ever challenges an parent or kid because it’s not worth the risk of litigation.”

No matter that he got worse. One middle school teacher recalls his “screaming in the hall.” “If something frustrated Cruz, he would curse and threaten anyone nearby,” the authors write. And: “For no apparent reason he would burst into maniacal laughter.”

He told an eighth-grade teacher, “I’m a bad kid. I want to kill.” Cops were called to the Cruz home 39 times over six years. Yet no one ever invoked the “danger to himself or others” standard to try for an involuntary mental commitment.

As Eden puts it, “All the things that were going wrong in American public education joined forces to let him slip through every crack.” And so, his record unblemished by criminal or mental-health red flags, Cruz legally bought his murder weapon soon after turning 18.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:41 AM

1. Red Flag laws are not for people like Cruz.

They are for people like you and me.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:45 AM

2. Another example of an individual who was gone easy on...

Who's actions the gun grabby types wish to use as justification for another permanent reduction of rights, for everyone that didn't shoot anyone.

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 08:54 AM

3. It's telling how dem-lefties don't practice what they preach.................

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Response to Dumper (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:02 AM

4. And there's this

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Response to USNRET1988 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:04 AM

5. That particular ship sailed a long time ago.

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:23 AM

6. And it gives admin a good

reason to shut DI down, if and when they so desire.

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Response to Butchie_T (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:20 AM

7. Disregarding the copyright violation issue, surely a link to the original article is not

too much to ask.

Oh, wait. Obviously it is.

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