Published On: Thu, Feb 22nd, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas armed resource officer Scot Peterson ‘never went in ‘ school to engage Nikolas Cruz

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel dropped a bombshell of shocking news today, stating that Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resource officer, Deputy Scot Peterson, remained outside for at least four minutes during the six minutes Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside the school.

“Never went in,” said Israel about the actions of Peterson.

The armed officer can be seen in a video taking up a position outside the west side of the freshman building where the shootings occurred and remained there during the incident.

“Devastated, sick to my stomach, there are no words.” Israel said to describe his feelings when he learned Peterson did not enter the building.

“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.”

According to Israel, action was taken against Peterson following interviews with witnesses and reviewing video of the shootings. Peterson had been the Douglas school resource officer since 2009 and was named resource officer of the year for the Parkland district in 2014.

Peterson was placed on restricted administrative assignment and surrendered his BSO identification card and weapons on Feb. 22. He was also prohibited from entering any BSO facility.

Two other BSO resource officers, Edward Eason and Guntis Treijs, have been placed on administrative duties pending further investigation. Both officers were involved in 23 calls for service at Cruz’s home and may not have followed protocol.

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  1. Jake Tapper targets Sheriff Scott Israel’s self-proclaimed ‘Amazing leadership’ | The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Israel repeatedly expressed disgust at Scot Peterson, saying that he was “demoralized” when he found out about the former deputy’s inaction at the site of the shooting. […]

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