Sher­iff makes changes af­ter Park­land school shoot­ing

The News-Times (Sunday) - - Obituaries/news -

The sher­iff of a Florida county where a gun­man killed 17 stu­dents and staff at a high school has out­lined steps his agency has taken in re­sponse to the Feb. 14 mas­sacre.

Broward Sher­iff Scott Is­rael sent a let­ter Wed­nes­day to the state com­mis­sion in­ves­ti­gat­ing the shoot­ing at Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School in Park­land, ac­cord­ing to a South Florida Sun Sen­tinel re­port.

Is­rael said all deputies com­pleted an ad­di­tional eight hours of ac­tive-shooter train­ing, and all school deputies at­tended a week of sim­i­lar train­ing and re­ceived car­bines to give them more fire­power.

The sher­iff’s of­fice also cre­ated a Threat Assess­ment Unit, headed by a for­mer New York Po­lice De­part­ment in­spec­tor, and an in­ter­nal com­mit­tee that will ad­dress the com­mis­sion’s ul­ti­mate find­ings and rec­om­men­da­tions.

“Be as­sured, the re­forms adopted to date are not the end of this process,” Is­rael wrote. “Rather, they are a mid­way point as we con­tinue work­ing to­wards ad­dress­ing all of the find­ings re­lated to our agency and im­ple­ment­ing all of the Com­mis­sion’s rec­om­men­da­tions.”

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