Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has kicked out four Broward County School Board members due to their "incompetence, neglect of duty, misfeasance or malfeasance," in handling the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Patricia Good, Donna Korn, Ann Murray, and Laurie Rich Levinson were suspended by Governor DeSantis following a recommendation from a grand jury.
The grand jury put together a report that found an alarm system that could have saved lives "was and is such a low priority that it remains uninstalled at multiple schools." The report also ripped into the board members for the state of school infrastructure that the report described as "decrepit" and "moldy."
Governor DeSantis issued a statement saying, "It is my duty to suspend people from office when there is clear evidence of incompetence, neglect of duty, misfeasance or malfeasance. The findings of the statewide grand jury affirm the work of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Safety Commission."
Governor DeSantis's office also stated that those members who were suspended showed a "pattern of emboldening unacceptable behavior, including fraud and mismanagement, across the district."
Americans have only recently begun to pay attention to the state of public schools, and they don't like what they see. This move by DeSantis shows he is taking our school system seriously, which will resonate with Americans in future elections.
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