Broward County Deputies Told to Stand Down During Florida School Shooting

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On Monday night, Laura Ingraham, a Fox News host, revealed new information as part of an exclusive report that says the deputies who did not enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the mass shooting unless they had their body cameras on. The information was said to have been obtained from “sources.”

According to the report, “sources near the Broward County Sheriff’s Office,” said that deputies that arrived or were present at the high school, located in Parkland, Florida, were instructed not to enter the building “unless their body cameras were turned on.”

Ingraham went on to state that none of the deputies had body cameras with them at the time of the incident, “so they did not enter the building or engage the shooter.”

Additionally, Ingraham reported that the deputies lost “radio communication” during the mass shooting.

Ingraham also discussed internal emails from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, that were provided by a “close” source, stating that staff was urged to defend Sheriff Scott Israel.

Israel has been targeted by criticism for his behavior, both before and after the events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

“At the moment we find our agency up against a flurry of media allegations and a personal attack against our sheriff,” the email read. “[Israel] stood with us now and we must stand with him.”

“It’s important that they know we ‘stand as one’ during this difficult time.”

The clip also discusses Israel’s appearance at a CNN town hall, where he stated, “18-year-olds should never have a rifle,” and that high school students “were not adults yet.”

Israel also said, “Automatic rifles should be outlawed forever, and anybody who says different, I don’t know about other people, but we’re calling BS on that.”