FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - The father of a murdered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student faced a judge after being accused of confronting a former security monitor for the school.
Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the Feb. 14 shooting, appeared in court and asked a judge to allow him to be present during Andrew Medina’s deposition, Tuesday.
Medina had asked for protection from Pollack after he was confronted by him.
“First, I’d like to tell you I’m not a threat to anybody,” said Pollack during the court appearance.
Medina claimed Pollack threatened him at a baseball field after learning Medina had reportedly allowed accused shooter Nikolas Cruz onto school grounds with a rifle bag.
“Goes back to the whole thing about the harassing nature of wanting to always to be in my client’s face, always needing to bother him. There’s no need for it,” said Medina’s attorney. “I can tell you that my client is fearful of Mr. Pollack.”
Medina also reportedly did not call for a lockdown after shots were fired.
As a result, Medina was fired from his job.
According to Medina, Pollack told him, “Do you know who I am? I’m not through with you yet.”
“I was being harassed here at the baseball park. I’m a baseball coach. I was coaching my baseball team, and an individual came and was harassing me through the fences and telling me, ‘I’m not done with you yet,'” said Medina during a 911 call.
However, Pollack said in court that he never threatened Medina.
“Everyone in this courtroom knows what a piece of garbage Andrew Medina is,” Pollack said. “That’s no secret. What I just wanted to see for myself at the community, that these parents would let this guy coach their kids, so I went to the park. There was no screaming.”
Pollack’s attorney argued Medina was the one harassing Pollack’s family and presented several messages he sent to Pollack’s son, Hunter, on Facebook.
One message read, “Hunter Pollack sleep on me.. u don’t see me but I see u homie.. keep your eyes open .. sleep well homie.”
“Who does this? Who tweets the family of this slain girl this garbage?” said Pollack’s attorney.
The judge decided to allow Pollack to be present during Medina’s deposition under the condition that it’s done at the courthouse, where deputies and metal detectors are present.
“This deposition can be done here at the courthouse, so there should be no concern from anybody as to any weapons being brought in or any concerns about that because we have security here at the courthouse,” said Broward Circuit Judge Patti Englander Henning.
Pollack is now suing Medina for negligence.
Pollack told 7News, “Gonna have to face all the families that he let down by letting him walk through the gate that he opened with a rifle bag and made no attempt to stop him or call the code red.”
Pollack will also be present at Scot Peterson’s deposition.
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