Fifty-eight times....the Cruz kid out of Florida (the shooter in the school episode) was noted with school violations. The result of the fifty-eight occasions? Virtually the same treatment for each single one.....detention, an in-school suspension or out-of-school suspension for one to three days.
This came from an effort by the Orlando Sun Sentinel to dig into the school and school policy.
I sat there....pondering. I grew up in a rural high school in the 1970s. You could get into some fairly hefty trouble with one single event, and get a one to three day suspension easily. If you'd come and repeated this twice in a month? They would have terminated your stay with the school for the year. In this case, they didn't care. They were going to let this kid continue to play out some juvenile game, and let him repeat as often as desired.
Adult leadership? It was never there. This is a school run by 5th-grade mentality adults.
Somewhere along the third or fourth significant episode.....the cops should have been called and removed the kid from school. He would have been a high-school drop-out....never going back to school. But in their minds....this was the worst scenario. They could have invented a disciplinary boot-camp program and forced the kid to go through six months of drill training to get him back to reality. But that didn't occur.
My question? How many other Cruz-kids exist like this? Are there a dozen kids with fifty or more school violations on their record as well?