Why Parkland Happened

Parents and students at a memorial on the anniversary of the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., February 14, 2019. (Joe Skipper/Reuters)
A new book explains the failures of Broward County officials.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he post-Parkland debate was all about gun control. It should have focused at least as much on school safety and discipline.

In their new book Why Meadow Died, Andrew Pollack — whose daughter Meadow perished in the shooting — and education-policy expert Max Eden explain in detail the many warning signs the shooter had given off since his childhood. They leave no doubt that if the county had had sensible policies in place and even minimally competent employees, the shooting would not have happened. They further demonstrate that Broward County’s lax discipline has, perversely, been treated as a model for the

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