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Security Firm to be Sued after Blistering Report

In Florida, Palm Beach County schools will sue a Boynton Beach security firm to get money back for what the Sheriff’s Office has called the botched training of charter school security guards.

The School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to file a lawsuit against the company, Invictus Security, for what Sheriff Ric Bradshaw’s investigators called the lead instructor’s improper certification, the firm’s inaccurate record-keeping and the passing of guard candidates who did not meet psychological and firearms qualifications.

Invictus President Patrick Miller, who described his company as “a veteran-owned small business,” blamed the school district for not making clear what the schools needed. “The faults of the School Board should not fall on Invictus,” Miller told the board. “The School Board solicited Invictus without formal guidance on the scope of work.”

All public schools in Florida are required to have police officers or specially trained guards for the first time this year. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, which has been meeting since the Parkland high school massacre last year, issued a report criticizing the training Invictus offered Palm Beach County’s guards earlier this month. The district, responsible for security at its 183 traditional schools and 51 charters, said its lawyers had… The Sun-Sentinal

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