Police Officer on duty outside Stoneman Douglas High School resigns after doing nothing to stop carnage, Tell me again how the NRA is responsible?
Now we have news that a police officer was on duty right outside the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. The officer Sheriff Scot Peterson resigned Thursday after video revealed Peterson was right outside of the building armed and did nothing. So tell me again how the NRA is responsible for this massacre?
Sheriff Scott Israel said the Sheriff should have “went in” and two officers are under investigation. Another officer who failed to respond when a caller said Nikolas Cruz “could be a school shooter in the making.”
The sheriff said video shows Peterson was outside the building for “upwards of four minutes” while students were gunned down inside.
“What I saw was a deputy arrive … take up a position and he never went in,” the sheriff said at a news conference. “There are no words. I mean these families lost their children. We lost coaches,” Israel said.
Peterson began his career in 1985 with the agency and has been a resource officer since 2009. His annual salary in 2016 was $75,673.72, according to sheriff’s office records, but he made $101,013 that year with overtime and other compensation. Peterson has been the subject of two internal investigations, neither of which resulted in significant discipline.
School Superintendent Robert Runcie responded to the firing saying . “I’m in shock and I’m outraged to no end that he could have made a difference in all this,” Runcie said Thursday. “It’s really disturbing that we had a law enforcement individual there specifically for this reason, and he did not engage. He did not do his job. It’s one of the most unbelievable things I’ve ever heard.”
The FBI let down the students of Stoneman Douglas High school. As President Trump tweeted last week. The Social worker that visited Nickolas Cruz and deemed him no threat to himself and others let down those students. And now we know a police officer who could have saved the kids was a complete coward and never entered the building.
Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 18, 2018
Stoneman Douglas student Brandon Huff, 18, a senior, said he had seen Peterson standing outside the building and talking on his radio during the shooting.
Huff said he first learned of the shooting in a text message from his girlfriend, who said she was hiding in a corner and shots rang out.
“Two coaches went in and were shielding kids and throwing themselves in front of bullets and he did nothing.”
Tell me again how gun control is going to stop this from happening again when a police officer was on duty and did nothing. The FBI knew about Nickolas Cruz and his online threats and did nothing. A Social worker visited this freak and did not recognize the signals. But yet liberals will still be crying today for more gun control.
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