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Records: Superintendent lied to jury
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Posted By: earlybird, 4/22/2021 2:31:52 PM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The superintendent of the Florida school district where 17 students and staff died in a 2018 high school massacre was arrested Wednesday after investigators said he lied to a grand jury investigating events surrounding the shooting. Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement at district headquarters and charged with perjury in an official proceeding, which is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. According to an indictment issued by the grand jury last week and released after Runcie’s arrest, the superintendent lied when he testified before the panel three weeks ago,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: wayneright 4/22/2021 2:34:01 PM (No. 763688)
Yes he did
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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird 4/22/2021 2:35:34 PM (No. 763691)
No specific reported on what he lied about. The grand jury is investigating a number of things about the District - listed in the article. I found this one interesting. Remember what was going on in the Miami-Dade district when Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin. Trayvon had been a victim of this nonreporting of juvenile crimes to manipulate district numbers: — Officials intentionally underreported on-campus crimes committed by students. Since the shooting, Runcie and district administrators have been accused by critics of lying about school crime rates and discipline problems.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 4/22/2021 2:39:47 PM (No. 763694)
(hit submit too soon) I say “victim” because his previous misdeeds - including a burglary at a home between his residence and the school, after which a bag of jewelry and burglary tools was found in his locker and quietly stored as “found property”, never reported to authorities. His behavior escalated until he was finally suspended. His “mother” Sabrina threw up her hands and sent him to his “father” in Sanford. The rest = history. It was believed that if he’d been strongly disciplined for his truancy and other early infractions, he might never have been suspended, etc., etc., etc.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Strike3 4/22/2021 3:06:21 PM (No. 763710)
What a smart way to make your record look good, don't report crimes, violations, psychological examinations, arrest records, etc. We should implement this nationwide, especially in black neighborhoods and schools.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: plaids 4/22/2021 3:17:02 PM (No. 763712)
I live in Broward County, worked adjacent to Parkland and close to MSD. Runcie was sent down by Barack to lower the numbers of accountability by blacks and other minorities. IOW, fudge the numbers. Nicholas Cruz was adopted, but all his reports and investigations would list him as Hispanic. They knew he was a loose cannon. Nothing was done and 17 beautiful souls died!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 4/22/2021 3:30:41 PM (No. 763722)
Hire corrupt Dems under affirmative action quotas and get crooked leadership of the schools. Broward County is infested with corruption, and insane leftist politics. And they have a bunch of cowards in leadership of the sheriff's department.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DVC 4/22/2021 3:33:43 PM (No. 763729)
re: #2 and #3, IIRC Treyvon Martin was in a "Promise Program" in Miami-Dade which successfully covered up his theft charges and kept him in school, also without reporting anything on his record, and possibly covering it up on the school board records, too. This whole part of Florida is pretty totally overrun with NYC and NJ folks who brought their corrupt Democrat ways down to the Sunshine State with them. Not a part of the state I like to go to.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 4/22/2021 3:40:50 PM (No. 763734)
He swore that he never misappropriated funds - - from aboard his 165', three-bedroom yacht.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 4/22/2021 3:52:29 PM (No. 763744)
School districts routinely lie on accountability reports, I think. I worked for a district for 14 years that specialized in that practice. As for the FTA: “Runcie’s supporters have praised him for increasing the district’s graduation rate.” Graduation rates are a travesty, for there is a tremendous dropout rate that no district takes responsibility for.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jubal 4/22/2021 5:01:01 PM (No. 763798)
Must be a mistake here. They can't charge Runcie. He's a minority. He's black. He's entitled.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/22/2021 7:12:08 PM (No. 763974)
His supporters say he raised graduation rates...Yep, if NO ONE is held to any standard everyone graduates...grades of zero or higher qualify...
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Reply 12 - Posted by: downnout 4/22/2021 8:12:38 PM (No. 763999)
Oh, I really want to see this pompous jerk in stripes!
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