Jamaican-Born, Broward Schools Superintendent Yet To Receive Call From Trump

Donald Trump (C) with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel (L) and Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) while visiting first responders at Broward County Sheriff's Office in Pompano Beach, Florida, on February 16, 2018, three days after a mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at a nearby high school. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Weds. Feb. 21, 2018: Today marks a week since the horrific Valentine’s Day massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. And while President Donald Trump was in Florida last weekend, visiting some of the survivors in a hospital and meeting with first responders, the county’s Jamaican-born Broward County Schools Superintendent, says he is yet to receive a call from the US’ commander-in-chief.

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The Jamaica born superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie,

Dr. Robert Runcie told NBC 6 this week, that while he would welcome a call from Trump, he has yet to receive one since the February 14th tragedy.

 “I’m somewhat surprised, but given the nature of his presidency,” Runcie told NBC 6’s Jawan Strader.

Trump was at Mar-A-Lago all last weekend on taxpayers dime. He did, however, meet with Florida Governor Rick Scott and Sheriff Scott Israel.

Worst Nightmare

Meanwhile, Runcie, called the school shooting his “worst nightmare”  and said it is “one of those things you pray you never live to see and experience.”

“Some days, I wake up and hope I can reverse time and ask is this really happening?,” he shared.

Runcie said a parent is not supposed to bury their child.

“It’s supposed to be the other way around, I don’t know how, I just don’t know how to console a parent,” he added.

The schools’ leader was also complimentary of students who have become gun control advocates since the shooting that claimed the lives of 17 of their colleagues and teachers.

“I love it! I love it! It seems like we’ve been preparing our kids for some day really stepping up and taking charge,” he said.

While Runcie does support the idea of more law enforcement and security measures in schools, he cannot get on board with the idea of arming teachers or allowing open carry of weapons on campuses.

“The answers can’t be that we are going to introduce more guns in society. We have more guns in this society than we have people,” he said.