'He Never Went In': BSO Deputy Retires After Suspension For Failing to Respond to Parkland Shooting
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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.

Israel 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.

"After 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.


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Comments:
Very interesting!
Posted by Gerry at 2/23/2018 12:40:53 PM

Police departments have differing policies on how many officers are needed before confronting an active shooter, and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office refused to release its policy.

Some departments do not permit an officer to approach alone. I think the sheriff is scrambling to recover from this tragedy to save his own skin. After all, ultimately, he is responsible.
Posted by Nick Elodeon at 2/24/2018 4:14:18 PM

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