FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The superintendent of the Florida school district where 17 students and staff died in a 2018 high school massacre was arrested Wednesday on a perjury charge.
Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, county jail records show.
FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said no further information was immediately available and it was not known if the arrest is connected to the investigation that followed the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Jail records do not show if Runcie, 59, has an attorney. The school district did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Runcie came into the national spotlight after the shooting after some parents criticized him for programs they felt had been lenient toward the shooter.