Is a threat real? Most Broward schools can’t produce paperwork to document their reviews

An audit has found that many Broward County schools were not following the proper procedures for conducting “threat assessments” on students who posed a danger.

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, the school district asked an outside auditing firm to determine whether administrators systemwide were using all of the required forms and completing them properly.

They were not.

Auditors reviewed a sample of 60 threat assessments — out of 642 entered into a district educational management database over three school years beginning in September 2015. The audit did not include names of schools or students or any specifics of the situations.

The findings largely bolster the concerns of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public High School Safety Commission, which blasted the ineffective threat assessment process at Stoneman Douglas.