Four masked, openly-armed black teens rolled up in front of a Cleveland high school in three stolen cars. They approached the school in an effort to evade capture by police who were hot on their heels.
What do the school’s administration do when faced with four masked armed individuals? Two assistant principals over-ruled the school security officer and let the armed thugs into the first set of secure doors “to protect the suspects from the police.”
There was a second set of locked doors, but the move to “protect” the criminals from law enforcement sets a new low for reckless, irresponsible, and felonious negligence.
Can you imagine if your kids attended that school and administrators knowingly allowed armed individuals who were trying to escape from police to enter the school?
Oh, but as the ShamWow Guy would say, “There’s more!”
Th cops, not far behind, come running up to the doors to take the four thieves into custody. The school administrators opened the outer doors for the cops. The masked bad guys played stupid initially, then at the first opportunity, they took off running.
After a lengthy foot pursuit, all four were taken into custody.
Cops took at least one GLOCK from one of the perps. A handgun the administrators had allowed into the school.
Here’s the bodycam video.
From The Police Tribune . . .
Administrators at a high school in Cleveland have some serious explaining to do after video and audio recordings showed they let four armed, masked teens into the school building last month while classes were in session because they were trying to protect the suspects from the police outside (video below).
Police said the incident occurred on Sept. 14 at Garrett Morgan High School in the 4600-block of Detroit Avenue on the west side of Cleveland, WJW reported.
A school security officer saw the teens pull up to the high school in three cars and get out wearing masks and carrying guns.
Police said the cars the teens arrived in were stolen, WJW reported.
The school security officer called 911 and the school was placed into lockdown.
Thank heavens for the school security officer who appears to have done the right thing. But the school’s woke administrators over-ruled the officer and put everyone in the school in danger in order to “protect” the criminals.
Audio recordings of the 911 called showed the security officer was yelling at someone not to let the armed teens into the school, WJW reported.
“Do not let them in the building!” the security officer yelled. “Do not let anybody through that door, people.”
The call taker asked the security officer whether the armed teens were approaching the front or the back of the school building, the recording showed.
The security officer can be heard in the background screaming repeatedly for others not to let the armed teens into the building.
Then the security officer told 911 that the suspects were inside the high school building.
“They’re inside the building,” the security officer said in the recording. “They’re in the outer part.”
The security officer was referring to a locked, glass-walled vestibule at the school’s entrance, WJW reported.
“They got in the building?” the dispatcher asked in an incredulous voice.
“Keep the school locked down!” the dispatcher ordered the security officer in the recording.
A witness told police that “two assistant principals from leadership let the males into the building,” WJW reported.
One would think parents would been outraged and spitting nails at the criminal-coddling administrators for endangering everyone in that school. Will parents demand changes in the school’s leadership? Time will tell.
Given the school district’s statement on what happened, the wokeness that endangered children that day goes far higher than the bumbling local administrators. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District offered this via Fox 8 . . .
“As one of the witness statements indicates, the males entered a controlled, secured area that is specifically designed to prevent access to the rest of the building. Cleveland police had already arrived on the scene and were able to make arrests. The staff member made a split-second decision that the individual thought was the best way to keep students and staff safe.“
For now at least, four accused criminals are in custody.
The whole incident shows yet again how the woke social justice warriors have more concern with the well-being of criminals than with children. And their actions to further their twisted social views put innocent people in jeopardy.