Broward School Board honors first responders in Florida high school shooting

A 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is accused of killing 17 people in a mass shooting on Valentine's Day 2018 in Parkland, Fla. (WSVN via CNN Newsource)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WPEC) - The School Board of Broward County had a special presentation in support of first responders on Tuesday at 10:05 a.m. at its first operational meeting since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting Feb. 14.

At the meeting, Superintendent Robert Runcie announced he is recommending an in-depth review of shooter Nikolas Cruz's educational record along with the academic, social and emotional services he received.

He recommended the independent review be conducted by the Collaborative Education Network, Inc. starting Tuesday. The review would conclude by June and a report will be provided to the school board with the agency's findings and recommendations.

The review will take between six to eight weeks to complete and the estimated cost is $60,000.

"While we cannot undo this heartbreaking attack on our school community on Feb. 14, we can and must do what we can to understand the conditions that lead to such acts, in hopes of avoiding them here and elsewhere,” Runcie said.

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