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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Ex-Sheriff Scott Israel

A Judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by suspended Broward County, FL, Sheriff Scott Israel, finding that Republican Governor Ron DeSantis acted within appropriate authority when he removed the Israel from command of that agency.

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Retired Corrections Officers Can Now Patrol NJ Schools

A new state law in New Jersey will let almost all retired law enforcement under age 65 become armed school police officers, including former correctional officers who spent their careers guarding prisons.

Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel Sues Florida Governor

Suspended—and embattled—Broward (FL) Sheriff Scott Israel has reportedly filed a lawsuit seeking reinstatement after he was replaced in January over his handling of the mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018.

Parkland School Shooting Commission Recommends Rifles, Better Training for SROs

The report contains dozens of recommendations. Some would require action by the governor and Legislature, such as the proposals to allow some teachers to carry guns and increase spending on school security.

Judge Denies Ex-Deputy's Motion to Dismiss Parkland Shooting Lawsuit

The only armed deputy stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day of Nikolas Cruz’s deadly rampage asked a Broward judge on Wednesday to find he had “no legal duty” to protect the students and faculty from harm.

Florida Captain Was "Dream Like" During Response to Parkland School Shooting

According to the Miami Herald, a commission investigating the Feb. 14 massacre was told that the Broward Sheriff's Office captain who took charge of the scene during the incident was "ineffective" and had a "dream-like" nature to her speech during the incident.

Mutualink Announces Deployment in Lake County, FL, Schools

On June 25, 2018, the Lake County School Board approved the funding and purchase of Mutualink's interoperable communications solution. Lake County joins many other Florida county school districts deploying Mutualink in the wake of the tragic Parkland school shooting in February.

Parkland Students File Suit Against Broward Sheriff, Other Officials

Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have filed a federal lawsuit against Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, and other law enforcement officials.

Florida Officials Try to Keep Video of Attack at Parkland School Hidden

Attorneys for the Broward County School Board and Broward State Attorney's Office argued in court on Tuseday that releasing the surveillance footage of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February "could put the school's safety in jeopardy."

Father of Student Murdered by Parkland Shooter Calls for National School Safety Standards

At a news conference Wednesday in Washington, DC, Schacter announced that the Foundation is working with some of the nation's leading law enforcement organizations.