It’s been two months since the fatal mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., but it was just Friday when The New York Times posted a new piece headlined, “Parkland Gunman Was Still Firing When Police Arrived on a Gruesome Scene.”

Patricia Mazzei writes:

Less than a minute after a sheriff’s deputy screamed into his police radio that shots had been fired at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, backup arrived to help — so quickly that the sound of active gunfire could still be heard, according to newly released police accounts of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The firsthand police accounts released Friday by the sheriff’s office in Broward County make clear that the gunman was still carrying out his rampage as law enforcement officers started swarming into the school — yet he managed to slip away undetected. The accused gunman, a former student named Nikolas Cruz, was arrested about an hour later, walking down a residential street about two miles away.

Politico’s Marc Caputo said it sounded like there was a training problem with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office when it came to active shooter protocols:

That got the attention of Sheriff Scott Israel’s son, Brett:

And that got the attention of Ryan Petty, whose daughter Alaina was killed in the shooting.

That wasn’t the end of it, though:

Israel did respond to Petty’s tweet:

So we’ve got a Politico reporter fighting with Sheriff Israel’s son over a report in The New York Times … but what we really want is Part 2 of CNN’s town hall on the shooting with a repeat appearance from Sheriff Israel, now that some of the actual facts of the case are available.


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