The WVPI's "3-3 Pledge" and School Safety
In 2018, the WVPI created the "3-3 Pledge" based on the concept that ensuring school safety is everyone's business. It was introduced at the two day July 2018 WVPI event in Broward County called "From Columbine to Noblesville."
Michaelangelo Hamilton, a 2018 graduate of the Broward County School System where the February 14, 2018 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland occurred, signed the pledge - in a big way.
In December 2018, while a student/officer at Florida Atlantic University, Mr. Hamilton discussed the mass shooting at Douglas High School, school safety and the 3-3 Pledge, and signed it live on air. He encouraged all other FAU students - many of whom graduated from nearby Douglas High to also sign it.
Lori Alhadeff, mother of Alyssa, 14, murdered in Parkland attended the July 2018 summit along with Rosie Stone, mother of Chris, 17, murdered at the Santa Fe High School mass shooting on May 18, 2018, amongst many others united to see an end to the American nightmare we call the school shooter/bomber, when the 3-3 Pledge was first introduced.
Ms. Alhadeff was running for a seat on the Broward County School Board at the time, as was Elijah D. Manley, 19.
Ms. Stone and Ms. Alhadeff are pictured below, center. Mr. Manley appears on the left.
Mr. Manley was the first person to sign the 3-3 Pledge, which appears below.
Ms. Alhadeff was elected as a member of the Broward County School Board in November 2018. She introduced an agenda item concerning the dismissal of Broward County School Board Superintendent Robert Runcie.
Mr. Hamilton attended a WVPI school/workplace safety summit in March 2019, where the 3-3 Pledge was reintroduced.
Shortly thereafter, in further fulfillment of the 3-3 Pledge, Mr. Hamilton spoke at the televised public hearing calling for the dismissal of Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie introduced by Ms. Alhadeff.
That day, the Broward County School Board elected to keep Mr. Runcie as Superintendent in a 6-3 vote.
But then yesterday, Mr. Runcie was arrested and charged with perjury a felony, in connection with matters involving the management of state funding earmarked for school safety and other issues. School board attorney, Barbara Myrick, was also arrested and charged with a felony yesterday.
Both were booked into the Broward County Jail, where the confessed Parkland shooter is being housed as he awaits trial for the murder of 17 innocent people, including three staff members, and the wounding of 17 others. He is scheduled to stand trial in September 2021.
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