Pawpaw wrote:Sheriff: Armed officer at Stoneman Douglas ‘never went in’ during shootingBroward Sheriff Scott Israel has announced that the school resource deputy for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has resigned amid an internal investigation.
Israel made the announcement during a news conference Thursday afternoon.
According to Israel, Deputy Scot Peterson was on campus at the time of the shooting that killed 17 people.
However, Israel said video showed the deputy arriving at the west side of the building where the shooting took place. Peterson then took up a position but “never went in.”In 2014, Peterson was named School Resource Officer of the Year for the City of Parkland, with the district saying “Deputy Peterson has proven to be reliable in handling issues with tact and judgment.”
He must have tactfully judged that he would rather go home safe at the end of his day rather than protect the students.