Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv appeared Sunday afternoon on FOX News to comment on the Broward County Sheriff's Office lack of response to the shooting as it happened and their handling of the shooter before he committed the horrific act. He also denounced the "virtue-signaling" from Sheriff Scott Israel at the CNN town hall last week where he denounced the NRA when "he didn't even act properly."
Kashuv said the agenda of the students who are often on cable news is slowly changing from 'never again' to "trying to ban weapons."
"I know these kids on a personal level. I've talked to them personally. And it concerns me a bit because right now this is a bipartisan issue for mental health restrictions and reform and they are taking it a step further in that I have talked to them personally and many of them would like a complete ban on all weapons if possible. You can clearly see that slowly and sadly the agenda is switching from #NeverAgain to trying to ban weapons and that is somewhat deeply concerning because I really want to make sure that this will never happen again but still I support the Second Amendment," Kashuv said.
Kashuv called for Sheriff Israel to resign. Israel said he will not resign. Broward County Sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson resigned after it was found out he did not confront the school shooter.
"There are serious questions about the [Broward County] Sheriff's Department, not only their response to the shooting with this one School Resource Officer standing outside but the dozens of times that officers went to this shooter's home and did nothing. Is that where the conversation should be or is time to have both?" FOX News' Leland Vittert asked.
"That is definitely where the conversation should be," Kashuv answered. "It absolutely outrages me that on the CNN town hall we had the Sheriff who was virtue-signaling against the NRA and against guns when he didn't even act properly. The armed officer at our school waited outside and then the Sheriff and his men for four minutes let my classmates die while he sat outside and waited. He didn't even do his job properly and then he comes around and turns around and says guns are the issue when he failed to act properly."
"He absolutely needs to resign after what happened here," Kashuv said about Sheriff Israel. "He failed to act on so many different levels and him himself, he is responsible for this massive failure. This could have been easily stopped, both by the FBI and the Sheriff's Department had they acted."
Kashuv also responded to David Hogg, another shooting survivor who has been a cable news mainstay since the even, for his defense of the Sheriff's office.
"I think that's outrageous," he said. "I call B.S. on the situation right now. It's clear to see that on so many different levels the Parkland government and the officers failed to act and they let us down. And they should have acted on multiple different times to make sure this never happened."