The National Rifle Association on Friday slammed Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for his department’s failure to protect students during the school shooting that took place last week in Parkland, Fla.
“No Sheriff Israel you were the one that didn’t PROTECT these children and that is your job. You run the largest fully accredited sheriff’s office in the United States, yet your office failed this community,” the NRA tweeted in response to Israel’s accusations that spokeswoman Dana Loesch wasn’t “standing up for the students” affected by the massacre.
The debate between Israel and Loesch took place during a town hall event hosted by CNN in Sunrise, Fla., which featured Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students confronting lawmakers and the NRA on Wednesday.
“You just told this group of people that you are standing up for them,” Israel told Loesch. “You’re not standing up for them, until you say I want less weapons.”
Up to four Broward County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly failed to enter school during the shooting, including Scot Peterson, who served as the armed school resource officer.
No Sheriff Israel you were the one that didn’t PROTECT these children and that is your job. You run the largest fully accredited sheriff’s office in the United States, yet your office failed this community. https://t.co/lauyeNedob
— NRA (@NRA) February 23, 2018
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