Broward County Deputy Sheriff Was at Shooting Scene But Stayed Outside

Deputy Sheriff, Scot Peterson, an armed school officer at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, remained out of the building where the shooting was happening and never attempted to confront the shooter. Broward County Sheriffs Department is already being blamed for ignoring a warning from a neighbor’s son on February 5 that Nikolas Cruz sent an Instagram stating that he “planned to shoot up the school on Instagram”. The FBI also did not follow up on a warning that Cruz previously had said on social media that he planned to be a “professional school shooter”. [It’s as though law enforcement secretly wanted a tragedy like this as an excuse for something — like gun control.] -GEG

Video evidence reveals that an armed Broward County resource deputy stationed at Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine’s day massacre did “nothing” during the shooting – instead waiting outside as a gunman opened fire on students and teachers, killing 17.

Speaking at a press conference, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said the on duty officer at Stoneman “never went in.” Israel said he was “devastated” after watching the video showing the deputy taking a position outside the Western side of Building 12 while shots rang out, “and he never went in” despite having a clear view of the entrance.

“I think he remained outside upwards of four minutes,” Israel said.

The uniformed officer, identified as Scot Peterson, was been suspended without pay pending an investigation, according to Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel – however he has since resigned and retired from the department.

“As is his right, Scot Peterson chose to resign, because he has the necessary time with the agency and meets the requirements of retirement, he resigned and retired.”

“We’re not going to disclose the video at this time, and we may never disclose the video depending on the prosecution and the criminal case.”

“These families lost their children, we lost coaches. I’ve been to the funerals. I’ve been to the homes where they’re sitting shiva. I’ve been to the vigils. It’s just, there are no words.”

When asked by a reporter what the deputy should have done, the Sheriff replied “Went in. Address the killer. Kill the killer.” 

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