In response to media inquiries regarding Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s surveillance camera system, please see the District’s statement below:
The District is aware of a recent article released in the Sun Sentinel, suggesting the surveillance camera system at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was operating on a delay. The information contained in that article does not accurately reflect the capability of the surveillance system. The District also believes the account of events reported in the article does not adequately or accurately reflect the full circumstances in immediately responding to the event.
The surveillance system definitely has the ability to view the cameras in real-time. It also has the ability to view the recorded footage and replay footage from earlier in the day. During the immediate response to the event, the system was being viewed in real-time and the recorded footage was being viewed to retrace the actions of the shooter. The District no longer has access to the video footage, as the server and all footage related to the incident was removed from the District’s possession through a search warrant as part of the investigation to the event.
Tracy Clark, Chief Public Information Officer
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