SunSentinel by Rafael Olmeda
April 2, 2018
Releasing more video from outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School the day 17 people were shot to death will make students less safe, a lawyer for the Broward School Board argued Monday.
Attorney Eugene Pettis said the videos are exempt from release under the state’s public records laws because they reveal the scope and limits of security cameras in place at the Parkland high school.
“When you show the cameras, you are indirectly showing the blind spots,” he said. “And that exposes our vulnerabilities.”
Media organizations, including the South Florida Sun Sentinel, are seeking the release of video from outside the school to show how law enforcement responded to the scene of an active shooter.
The media are not seeking footage that shows students, victims, accused shooter Nikolas Cruz or the inside of the school. [READ MORE]