Lawmakers, Reporters And The Community Share Thoughts On Stoneman Douglas Shooting

Feb 19, 2018

A Broward county high school turned into a crime scene after a mass shooting left 17 people dead and more than a dozen wounded on Wednesday.

Shots were fired on Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school students while they exited their classrooms during a fire alarm that began to ring moments before school was to be let out for the day.

Images of students running for their lives amid swarms of emergency personnel standing by at the scene flooded television airwaves and social media feeds. Parents frantically sought information on the location of their children. The confusion, anguish, tears and fear of scenes like the one at Stoneman Douglas high school yesterday are becoming too common in the United States.

On this special two-hour edition of Sundial, we spoke to the author of “School Shooters and Why Kids Kill” psychologist Peter Langman and nationally recognized expert on school crises Dr. Scott Poland to explain the psychology behind attacks and preventative measures.

State Congressman Jared Moskowitz, who represents Parkland, attended Stoneman Douglas high and speaks on the legislative measures that need to take place in order to make all communities safer.

Lisa Maxwell, the executive director of the Broward Principals and Assistant Principal’s Association spoke on the safety measures Broward county schools take to prepare for incidents like yesterday’s shooting.

WRLN reporter Tim Padgett provided information on the life of the 19-year-old suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz. In between interviews, opened the lines up to listeners.