According to a new report, there was an armed officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. However, the report claims that he never entered the school during the deadly shooting.
Deputy Scot Peterson resigned once he was suspended without pay by Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.
This raises many questions. If there was an armed officer on campus, why the heck was he not engaging in the situation? Did he panic? Was he in on it? There is absolutely no excuse as to why he did not step in. He could have saved many lives.
The armed officer stationed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., resigned Thursday after an internal review found he did not enter the school during last week’s deadly shooting.
“Scot Peterson was absolutely on campus through this entire event. He was armed. He was in uniform,” Israel continued, “After seeing video, witness statements and Scot Peterson’s very own statement, I decided this morning to suspend [him] without pay pending an internal investigation.”
Israel said Peterson chose to resign as he had met the necessary requirements for retirement. The sheriff noted that the investigation would continue.
“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,” Israel said. “But what I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position — and he never went in.”
When asked by a reporter what Peterson should have done, Israel said the deputy should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer.”
Israel said the video made him “sick to [his] stomach” and left him feeling “devastated.”
“There are no words,” he said.
President Trump in recent days has committed to working on gun reform, expressing support for raising the minimum age for gun purchases and vowing to push “comprehensive background checks.”
The president has also suggested giving some trained teachers the ability to carry concealed weapons as a way of preventing future shootings.
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