The school resource officer who was at
the Parkland school but "never went in" where 17 people were shot dead
has retired after Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Thursday said
the official had been suspended without pay.
said school resource officer Scot Peterson took a position outside of
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as the onslaught occurred, citing
security footage. Israel said Peterson was "absolutely on campus,"
adding that he was armed and in uniform during the shooting.
seeing video and witness statements, and Peterson's own statement, I
decided this morning ... to suspend Scot Peterson without pay pending an
internal investigation," Israel said, adding that Peterson chose to
then resign and retire.