Florida school shooting hero blames sheriff, superintendent

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Florida school shooting hero blames sheriff, superintendent
FILE - This file image made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, shows Sheriff Scott Israel, holding the hand of Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Borges, credited with saving his classmates' lives by using his body to block a door during the Florida school shooting that killed 17, left the hospital Wednesday, April 4, after nine surgeries, the Sun Sentinel reports. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A student credited with saving his classmates’ lives by using his body to block a door during the Florida school shooting that killed 17 says the county sheriff and superintendent failed students and faculty.

An attorney for 15-year-old Anthony Borges read a statement from him during a news conference Friday evening. The teen specifically criticized Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel and Superintendent Robert Runcie for the deaths and injuries during the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.

Borges’ statement says school officials allowed shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz to continue attending school even after realizing he was dangerous. The statement also refers to a school resource officer who waited outside the building during the shooting.

Borges was shot five times. He was released from a Fort Lauderdale hospital Wednesday morning.