A partial Broward Sheriff’s Office dispatch log obtained by a local newspaper revealed on Friday that the captain who initially took charge of the scene at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, allegedly told deputies to form a perimeter around the school, leaving questions as to whether a stand-down order was given.
The Miami Herald reports:
Capt. Jan Jordan, commander of BSO’s Parkland district, gave the order, the log shows, identifying her by her police call sign.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has said BSO training and nationwide active-shooter procedure call for armed law enforcement officers to confront shooters immediately rather than secure a scene. …
Time stamps were not visible on the log of calls to BSO dispatch obtained by the Herald. But a fuller version shared earlier with Fox News shows the shooting — which lasted roughly six minutes — would have been over by the time of Jordan’s order.
In an email to The Herald, BSO neither confirmed nor denied the claim that Jordan issued the stand-down order, saying, “If detectives had answers to all of the questions, then there would be no need for an investigation.”
On Monday, Fox News host Laura Ingraham reported that the four sheriff’s deputies who were the first on the scene were allegedly told to not enter the high school unless they had body cameras on, which they did not have.