Parkland Security Guard Can Be Sued For Negligence


The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled that Andrew Medina, a security guard at Parkland in 2018, will not be able to escape liability for his actions. He spotted Nikolas Cruz walking out of a car towards the school and failed to sound an alert or even attempt to interfere.

Andrew Pollack and Shara Kaplan sued Medina in April 2018, on behalf of their daughter, Meadow, who was killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The parents claim that Meadow would still be alive had Medina immediately locked down the school after seeing Cruz arrive.

The opinion of the court stated that Medina knew the danger posed by Cruz and his obligatory duties, therefore he "knowingly and purposefully failed" to lock down the school.

Pollack and Kaplan's attorney stated they not only wanted Medina held accountable as punishment, but so that something like this never happens again.