The Broward County sheriff’s office released videos last week from cameras surrounding the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 14 students and three staff members died Feb. 14 during the first three minutes of a shooting rampage.
The release came hours after the state supreme court refused to hear a motion from the Broward school board seeking to block it. The board had contended that releasing the video might reveal security blind spots. Prosecutors also opposed release because it could be evidence in a criminal case.
Among the images the videos show are students running silently from the building where their classmates are being slaughtered. A staff member rushes up in a golf cart and heads inside. The deputy assigned to the school takes cover, never entering. Other officers rush in, assault rifles and handguns at the ready.
A version of this article appeared in the August 29, 2018 edition of Education Week as Florida High Court Removes Obstacle to Release of School Shooting Video