Investigation Clears Assistant Principal At Stoneman Douglas Of Mishandling School Safety Issues

Nov 5, 2019

One of the three assistant principals who were reassigned as a demonstration of accountability after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has been cleared of wrongdoing by a school district investigation.

Assistant Principal Winfred Porter Jr., along with other colleagues, was reassigned a year ago to a district office. The move came shortly after Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie promised disciplinary action tied to the district’s perceived failure to penalize anyone but a few low-level employees.

But after a year of looking into Porter’s role in handling safety issues prior to the shooting, the district’s Professional Standards Committee found “an insufficient factual or legal basis exists to establish just cause for a recommendation of disciplinary action," according to a letter to Porter from Craig Kowalski, chief of the district’s special investigative unit.

Read more at the Sun Sentinel.