Who is Kelvin Greenleaf That Hid Outside The Parkland Shooting With Deputy Scot?
The deputy accused of letting children be shot as he hid at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida was not alone. His statement yesterday shows he was accompanied by Kelvin Greenleaf who was the supervisor of security at the school.
A recent article in Buzzfeed about a young woman who had reported the shooter, Nikolas Cruz revealed that she spoke with the “head of Security, Kelvin Greenleaf who now appears to be missing.
How has nobody asked about this other deputy and apparent “head of security”? Where is he? What is really going on?
Via Time Magazine:
Let there be no mistake, Mr. Peterson wishes that he could have prevented the untimely passing of the seventeen victims on that day, and his heart goes out to the families of the victims in their time of need. However, the allegations that Mr. Peterson was a coward and that his performance, under the circumstances, failed to meet the standards of police officers are patently untrue. Mr. Peterson is confident that his actions on that day were appropriate under the circumstances and that the video (together with the eye-witness testimony of those on the scene) will exonerate him of any sub-par performance.
Sheriff Israel has indicated that the video may never be released to the public, but then commentated on the very same video to allege that Mr. Peterson took up a position on the west-side of the building, but that Mr. Peterson never went in the building. Sheriff Israel’s statement is, at best, gross oversimplification of the events that transpired. Sheriff Israel’s February 22nd statement conveniently omitted the following facts for the public’s consideration:
- Mr. Peterson initially “received a call of firecrackers — and not gunfire — in the area of the 1200 Building.”
- In response to the firecracker call Mr. Peterson along “with Security Specialist Kelvin Greenleaf exited the 100 Building and ran north the couple of hundred yards to the 1200 Building.”
“I’m going to get you and I’m going to kill you because you took this person away from me. I’m going to kill your family,” Dana remembered the messages saying. Dana no longer has the messages because they were removed using Instagram’s “unsend” direct message function. Two classmates and one adult — who didn’t want her name used because she didn’t want to get in trouble with her job — told BuzzFeed News that Dana told them about the troubling messages at the time.
Not long after, Dana said she went to Kelvin Greenleaf, at the time a security specialist at Marjory Douglas Stoneman high school who the students knew as the head of security, to tell him about the threats and show him the messages. Cruz was later expelled. A phone number connected to Greenleaf and the call gate number outside his home were disconnected, and he didn’t respond to a note left at his home.
Article Author: David Croom