This journalist suggests the reason is an Obama-era program designed to keep young criminals, particularly minorities, out of jail. This was done by ignoring reports of crimes or potential crimes to make the arrest and prison statistics appear to improve when, in fact, crime actually was on the increase. This report includes details relating to how that came about. The Broward county sheriff was involved at every step. -GEG
Second, third… and 30th chances
The puzzling reluctance of authorities to do anything about the multiple reports concerning Cruz directly contributed to the carnage at Stoneman Douglas. According to Perry this may be due to a program called PROMISE (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Supports & Education).
After the December 2012 carnage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the Obama administration quickly moved to deploy more police in schools, allocating $44 million in grants for the effort. However, the measure was criticized by civil rights groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Justice Policy Institute, which argued that putting school discipline in hands of police would disproportionately target minority students and set them up for a life of crime.