A former neighbor of the young man who went on to kill 17 people at a Florida high school says the warning signs were there all along – and police ignored her when she asked for help.
What did she say?
“I had no doubt he was going to do this,” Joelle Guarino told CNN. “My husband and I both knew that we would eventually see him one day on the news, wearing an orange jumpsuit being charged with murder.”
Guarino claimed that the eventual shooter’s behavior escalated from hurting other kids when he was a child to destroying property and killing and dissecting small animals. After a post where the teenager said he would “shoot up a school,” Guarino called police. She said she was told the authorities couldn’t do anything “until he does something.”
On today’s show, Glenn and Stu talked about this story, which is only the latest red flag that should have warned law enforcement that the teen was dangerous.
It’s ironic that the Florida school shooting has ramped up the gun control debate when it was so clearly a situation where law enforcement failed.
“One of the strangest things about the movement in the gun debate on this particular shooting is that it is – I think maybe without a doubt – the most preventable shooting we’ve ever seen,” Stu said.
“There are things we can do, and this one was so preventable,” Glenn said. “Can you arrest somebody who has this track record? … The answer, is ‘yes, you can.’”