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BREAKING: Independent Investigation Clears Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas Principal Ty Thompson, Assistants

An independent investigation conducted by a local law firm has cleared Principal Ty Thompson and several assistants of any wrongdoing related to the February 2018 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. In January 2019, the Broward School District hired Cole, Scott, Kissane to review the actions of Thompson, Denise Reed, Winfred Porter and Jeff Morford. The District hired the firm to “review… the principal’s actions or lack of actions.”

A source with knowledge of the investigation tells REDBROWARD the review has “totally exonerated” Thompson, Reed and Porter. The source said Morford will received a reprimand for issues surrounding a threat assessment failure. A formal announcement is due Friday.

All three continue to work at new schools.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of the story incorrectly stated Winfred Porter was reprimanded. Only Jeff Morford will receive one. We apologize for the error.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Teachers Angry Over News School Administrators To Be Transferred

According to a source, Marjory Stoneman Douglas teachers may walk out of class this week over news that three school administrators were to be transferred. The transfer of Assistant Principal Jeff Morford, Winifred Porter and Denise Reed comes in the wake of MSD commission testimony claiming students warned Morford and others about Nikolas Cruz. No word if students will join the teachers in any potential protest. The source said Principal Ty Thompson was not being transferred.