Anthony Borges

I wager the media will give little coverage to this hero of the Florida school shooting:

A student who was gravely wounded after being shot five times while shielding classmates during the Florida high school shooting in February criticized the county sheriff and school superintendent Friday saying they failed the victims by not arresting the shooter before the massacre.

Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., was hailed a hero after he used his body to protect the lives of 20 others students after accused gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at the school on Feb. 14, 2018, killing 17 people.

He was released from the hospital Wednesday after suffering wounds to the lungs, abdomen and legs.

Borges’ attorney read a statement from the teen during a news conference criticizing Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and Superintendent Robert Runcie for the massacre.  Borges, too weak to talk, sat silently in a wheelchair with his right leg propped up. His statement specifically attacked the Promise program, a school district and sheriff office initiative that allows students who commit minor crimes on campus to avoid arrest if they complete rehabilitation. Runcie has said Cruz, a former Stoneman Douglas student, was never in the program, but Borges and his attorney, Alex Arreaza, said school and sheriff’s officials knew Cruz was dangerous.


Go here to read the rest.  In the case of the Florida school shooting the hue and cry for gun control has largely served the purpose of detracting attention from the dreadful malfeasance and nonfeasance of the Broward County Sheriff’s office that ignored the manifest threat posed by the shooter, allowed 17 people to be murdered during the shooting by going deer in the headlights during the shooting and did their worst to cover up the truth after the shooting.  The moral of this story is that if you rely upon government to protect you  from domestic shooters, you are a complete fool.