Andrew Pollack lost his daughter, Meadow, on Valentine’s Day in Parkland, Fla., and he took issue with a video Wednesday in which David Hogg called the shooter (to whom Pollack will only refer as “181958”) a law-abiding citizen.
The Parkland shooter was no "law abiding citizen" as @davidhogg111 claims. Hogg is an intelligent young man that knows better. 181958 was a known sociopathic criminal with a long history of violence and hate. It just doesn’t fit Hogg’s narrative. #FixIthttps://t.co/eStutSA2ok
— Andrew Pollack (@AndrewPollackFL) October 24, 2018
The shooter was trouble and everyone seemed to know it — but to keep him from racking up a criminal record, he was referred to the school district’s PROMISE Program — Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Supports & Education — which if we recall correctly he didn’t even attend.
I was repeatedly told that the Parkland shooter was never in the Promise Program I was asking questions about. Now it turns out that in fact he was. https://t.co/q1JTbDXoU3
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 7, 2018
The program allows students who commit certain misdemeanors at school to bypass the justice system and instead attend an alternative school — thus keeping arrest statistics low and background checks clean.
The Promise Program let him off the hook. I am so sorry Andy.
— Julie Shera (@Bothered_Blonde) October 24, 2018
Over 30 police encounters… with no red flags
— softmax (@jhlax95) October 25, 2018
There were so many red flags . I am so sorry, this was a preventable tragedy. #fixit
— Clare (@agent_it) October 25, 2018
I didn’t know @davidhogg111 was still relevant. Nothing like using a tragedy to claim your name to fame on something you know nothing about.
— KJ (@kasekristinaa) October 24, 2018
Unfortunately I had to listen to him twice. He actually did say it (not that I doubted you) I've always disputed his "intelligence"; he's an opportunist using an unspeakable tragedy for a very long 15minutes. #fixit
— JustSoYouKnow (@ShoalCreek98) October 24, 2018
Hogg will maintain this position as long as he is useful to those who oppose any guns at all. I actually feel sorry for the kid. He has been given a platform for anger and the backing of people who want to encourage it. And in the end, they will drop him like 3rd Period French.
— Phil Bourassa (@phildo1965) October 24, 2018
His 15 minutes are long gone
— Lynn V (@LynnBSV3) October 24, 2018
why do these kids get more coverage than the kids that died?
— jonathan t (@rushin291) October 25, 2018
Where did the 3 of you get your expertise on the Parkland shooting? Oh wait you don’t have any. You are opportunists using a devastating tragedy to promote yourselves. Stop insulting victims and their families with your ignorance and greed. Your 15 minutes of fame is long gone
— Cathy Lerman, Esq. (@CathyLerman) October 24, 2018
This child knows nothing about life, nothing. This child will continue to talk as long as someone gives him the opportunity. The school failed you, the FBI failed you, everyone that encountered 181958 failed you.
My condolences to you sir.
— boozy (@edlg74) October 24, 2018
WOW: Overseer of Broward Schools' PROMISE program looking at a fat pay raise https://t.co/3lYaNhab11
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 22, 2018