Who Is Scot Peterson, Florida Deputy Who Should Have ‘Went In… Killed the Killer?’

Scot Peterson, the Florida police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting last week, has resigned amid an investigation into his actions during the massacre.
Peterson, 54, resigned Thursday from Broward County Sheriff’s Office, the Sun Sentinelreported, as it emerged that although he was the only armed deputyon campus during the shooting, he had done nothing.
Sheriff Scott Israel said Peterson’s decision to take cover during the shooting had left him feeling sick to his stomach. The deputy reportedly waited outside for “upwards of four minutes” while students and their teachers died inside.
“He never went in,” Israel said in a news conference. He said Peterson should have :“Went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.” Video footage from the scene has shown, however, that the deputy did none of those things, Israel said. “There are no words,” he added.GettyImages-918668440
Broward County Sheriff, Scott Israel (C), Florida Governor Rick Scott,(R),and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi,(L), speak to the media about the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people were killed, on February 14, 2018 Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Florida law enforcement has come under increased scrutiny after former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz killed 14 students and three educators on February 14.
Two other deputies were placed on restricted duty Thursday because they may have mishandled earlier tips to the Sheriff's Office regarding Cruz, the New York Timesreported.

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