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Megan O'Matz

Megan O'Matz is a reporter on the investigative team at the Sun Sentinel. She’s written extensively about FEMA fraud, questionable police stings, corruption in school construction, deadly incompetence in Florida’s child welfare agency, and housing woes caused by foreclosures. She's the recipient of many state and national honors.
Medics kept asking to go in and rescue the wounded during the Parkland school shooting. They kept being told no

Inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, shooting victims lay dying. Outside, a deputy fire chief repeatedly asked a sheriff’s commander for permission to send his medics into school rooms that had already been searched and found to be safe, but was rebuffed. Could more lives have been saved?

Police say more deputies waited outside school during the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High

Instead of rushing in, several Broward sheriff’s deputies waited outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while a killer gunned down schoolchildren, according to other officers on the scene.

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