Parkland Hero and shooting victim Anthony Borges on Friday hit out at Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, for failing in their duty to keep students safe, and for their cowardliness during the February massacre.
Anthony Borges SLAMS Sheriff Scott Israel and Superintendent
During a press conference held by his family, Anthony Borges’ remarks were delivered by his attorney, Alex Arreaza.
Reading from Borges’ statement, Arreaza said:
“To Sheriff Israel of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Robert Runcie, the Superintendent of schools in Broward, I want to thank you for visiting me at the hospital, but I want to say that both of you failed us, students, teachers and parents alike, on so many levels,”
“I want to ask you today to end your policy and agreement that you will not arrest people committing crimes in our school,”
Anthony Borges was shot five times and was released from the hospital Wednesday after undergoing nine crucial surgeries. CBS Miami reports he’s credited with “saving the lives of 20 classmates by attempting to close and lock a classroom door during the shooting.”
As reported by WLWT News over $825,000 has now been raised online to aid in the costs of Borges’ medical bills which are said to be well over $1,500,000.
Anthony’s family is reportedly set to sue the school shooter Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old’s deceased mother’s estate, and the family that was looking after him.
However, The Borges family still has to wait six months before they can sue the Broward police department and the school district due to state law.