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How sad, help was there but hid instead
Police officers guard home of deputy assigned to Florida HS who ‘never went in’ during shooting: report
By Nicole Darrah, Gregg Re | Fox News

Law enforcement response to Parkland shooting faces scrutiny
Deputy has resigned after the sheriff reviewed surveillance video of the Florida high school shooting; Bryan Llenas shares latest details.
Several Palm Beach County, Fla., police officers are guarding the home of the former school resource deputy who stayed outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as last week's massacre unfolded, Fox's WSVN-TV reported.
Deputy Scot Peterson, of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, was armed and stationed on the school’s campus when a suspect identified by authorities as Nikolas Cruz opened fire with an AR-15 rifle, leaving 17 people dead and others wounded.
Peterson resigned Thursday after video surveillance showed he never entered the school, even though he "clearly" knew there was a shooting taking place, officials said. The revelation prompted widespread outrage.

Quote:We sent @BrianEntin to BSO Deputy Scot Peterson’s Boynton Beach home to try and talk to him about his resignation today. Were met by 6 @PBCountySheriff deputies standing guard outside his home. They prevented us from approaching the house.
— Frank Guzman (@fguzmanon7) February 23, 2018

When a WSVN-TV reporter tried to approach Peterson's Boynton Beach home for an interview Thursday, he said he encountered a contingent of six police officers standing guard.
"They prevented us from approaching the house," WSVN-TV's Frank Guzman tweeted.
Sheriff Scott Israel during a news conference Thursday said video showed Peterson arriving at the west side of the high school where the shooting took place. Peterson, Israel said, took up a position but "never went in."
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Officials said Thursday that the resource deputy assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, never entered the building during Feb. 14's mass shooting.  (REUTERS/Thom Baur)
Peterson, according to the sheriff, "was absolutely on campus through this entire event." The deputy was armed and in uniform during the shooting, but never entered the building despite "clearly" knowing a shooting was happening, Israel said.
The sheriff said he believes Peterson remained outside the building for roughly four minutes, while the shooting in total lasted around six minutes. Israel said the officer never fired his weapon.
The sheriff told reporters he's "devastated. Sick to my stomach. There are no words."
When asked about what law enforcement agencies entered the building first, and at what time, Israel said that it "doesn't matter who went in first" or "what order you went in."
"What matters is that when we, in law enforcement, arrive at an active shooter, we go in and address the target," the sheriff said. "And that’s what should’ve been done."
Peterson, according to Israel, should've "went in. Address the killer. Kill the killer."
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Sheriff Scott Israel said he believes Stoneman Douglas resource officer Scot Peterson remained outside of the building where the shooting was taking place for around four minutes, while the shooting in total lasted around six minutes. Israel said the officer never fired his weapon.  (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
The sheriff said that he suspended Peterson without pay pending an internal investigation, but the officer resigned and retired.
In February 2016, the sheriff's office received a call from someone who was concerned that Cruz "planned to shoot up the school." That information was forwarded to the Stoneman Douglas resource officer.

More on the Florida school shooting...

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office confirmed to WTVJthat Peterson's family requested privacy and protection following Peterson's resignation.
In 2014, Peterson was named School Resource Officer of the Year in Parkland, WSVN reported. The district stated "Deputy Peterson has proven to be reliable in handling issues with tact and judgment.”
Two other deputies from the Broward County Sheriff's Office have been placed on restrictive duty as officials investigate "whether or not they could have done more, should’ve done more."
The officers were identified by WSVN as Edward Eason and Guntis Treijis.
Their restricted assignments come as the bureau found it responded to 23 calls regarding Cruz or his brother since 2008. In two of the instances, Col. Jack Dale said, protocol might not have been followed.
Israel said an investigation remains ongoing.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
He didn't do his job. He quit/retired before he got fired. Time will tell if he faces any charges.

At least Barny Fife would have loaded his bullet and charged in. Peterson just stood outside. I read somewhere now that he has re-tired his family has also requested protection.
Been hearing other deputies didn't go in either... neighboring Coral Gardens cops did.
Seems IMO that the boss has some factors in this being heavy Dem political
From what I've understood he was basically doing this gig to pad his retirement which wasn't far off.  Not unusual.  What was unusual was that he chose the 'let's not screw up my retirement by getting shot' instead of doing what someone in his position should have done i.e. first their/first in and neutralize the threat and save lives.  As a result...well, you be the judge.  

It's beyond an black-eye, it's disgraceful.  I feel bad for his family as they weren't responsible for his actions/non-actions.  

How will he live with himself knowing that he could have saved the lives of children and chose not to...
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The more I read about this incident and others, the more I believe that the Broward Co Sheriff's Dept has a cancer. It goes through the ranks and is allowed by upper management. Their may be some good cops there but I am see story after story of corruption and negligence.

I hope he is shamed and ostracized the rest of his miserable life.
Reading articles now where it appears that two more offices also failed to go in, possibly more. It appears neighboring communities officers are the ones that went in first.

I don't understand how you stand by knowing kids are being killed.
With the FBI mess and now this,LEO have taken it in the nuts.The SRO on the scene failed,the juris b/u also.Another juris LEOs did enter.The sheriff should be run out on a rail.I'm for arming teachers,w/training.Or hire some ret mil to do the work.'08.

Folks,I'm gonna sticky this for awhile.The "Gun free zones",need gone.

David,If you don't agree delete this.
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I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
I think the most cost effective and greatest deterrent effect would be to train the teachers that volunteer and arm them.
Personally I think protection should be left to those who are specifically trained in it. Of course that surmises that the people trained will actually act unlike the coward from Broward. Teachers have enough to do.

A lot of urban school systems have their own police and have metal detectors at the doors manned by armed security or proprietary police. Every student has photo ID and everyone has to go through a metal detector. Don't hear of very many shootings inside of urban schools. Only seems to be a problem in suburban schools.

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