Sources have confirmed our reporting on an Obama-era school program that allowed the Parkland Shooter to purchase an AR-15.

Here are the articles we wrote:

Report: Obama-era school program allowed Parkland Shooter to pass background check to buy AR-15

Trump Administration looking into Obama-era program that let Parkland Shooter pass background check

Our Periscopes:

 

 

 The new report vindicating our reporting

Broward school district officials admitted Sunday that the confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gunman was assigned to a controversial disciplinary program, after the superintendent repeatedly claimed Nikolas Cruz had “no connection” to the alternative punishment designed to limit on-campus arrests.

Two sources with knowledge of Cruz’s discipline records told WLRN he was referred to the so-called PROMISE Program for a three-day stint after committing vandalism at Westglades Middle School in 2013.

When asked for a response, a spokeswoman for Superintendent Robert Runcie stated on Friday that district administrators were aggressively analyzing Cruz’s records. Then Tracy Clark said on Sunday afternoon the district had “confirmed” Cruz’s referral to PROMISE after he vandalized a bathroom at the middle school on Nov. 25, 2013.

Now, the reports still claim that he was referred but never actually intended the PROMISE program. Here is the problem with that assessment. Broward County received grants due to this program and the effect it had on limiting bad behavior. However, it is becoming increasingly clear now that the drop in crime had more to do with a lack of reporting and issues being handled within the school. The bottom line is that had Cruz been arrested by authorities it would have shown up when he was going to purchase the AR-15.

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