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A Florida school board representing Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has asked a judge to hold a state newspaper in contempt for publishing details of the suspected shooter’s education history that were ordered to be redacted from court record.
The Broward County School Board on Monday requested that the Florida Sun-Sentinel and two reporters be held in contempt after the reporters discovered that redacted segments of a court report could be read simply by copying and pasting the redacted text into word processing software such as Microsoft Word, according to the paper.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Sun-Sentinel, attorneys for the school board allege, knew that the text should not have been used for the report because its reporters had attended the court proceedings where the report’s release and redactions were discussed.
“They opted to report, publicly, information that this court had ordered to be redacted despite agreeing, on the record, that this information was protected by both Florida and federal law,” attorneys for the school board wrote.
Julie Anderson, the Sun-Sentinel’s editor-in-chief, responded Monday, saying the paper had a duty to report on all details of the shooting that were publicly available, as the district had inadvertently made the report.
“After consulting attorneys about the situation, and realizing the school district had made the full report public, we published a second story that gave more context to the report’s findings,” Anderson said.
A legal expert who has represented the Miami Herald and other Florida media organizations told the Sun-Sentinel that the district was merely trying to cover up a mistake by blaming the newspaper.
— South Florida Sun Sentinel (@SunSentinel) August 7, 2018
How about @browardschools being held in contempt for refusing to properly address our concerns of an intoxicated employee supervising our kids on school property as confirmed by several eye witnesses!
— Larry Little (@KidzCoach) August 7, 2018
But who is gonna hold the school board in contempt for failing to properly redact a document? 🤔
— Andrew V. Pestano (@AVPLive9) August 7, 2018
That’s hilarious. School board screwed up and blames anyone they can instead of taking responsibility. I see a pattern
— Todd974🇺🇸 (@blankman9502) August 7, 2018
Good thing they are focusing on the real issues. Not keeping their kids safe and how to fix their problems, bad press is the real issue!
— AE John (@Mars_Volta719) August 7, 2018
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