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'He Never Went In': The School Resource Officer Failed To Engage Florida Shooter
Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 02/22/2018 7:48:44 PM PST by Kaslin

Fresh off of being featured on a CNN town hall about school shootings, which was really a two-hour television event for anti-gun liberals to bash the National Rifle Association, Broward County Sheriff revealed a disturbing development in the investigation. 

The on-duty school resource officer failed to immediately engage shooter Nikolas Cruz at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last Wednesday. It’s part of an ongoing list of failures that don’t stop with local law enforcement. The FBI was warned on January 5 about Cruz and did nothing to follow up on it. FBI Director Chris Wray apologized that protocols were not followed in this matter. 

Upon viewing the video footage in which the officer in question, Scot Peterson, waited four minutes outside the building. The shooting lasted six minutes. Seventeen people were killed and at least a dozen more were injured. Sheriff Scott Israel said he’s “sick to his stomach” Mr. Peterson never went into the building (via Miami Herald) [emphasis mine]

Douglas school resource officer suspended, retiring after failing to enter school, engage shooter

On Thursday, Israel focused much of his press conference on the school resource officer stationed at the campus, Scot Peterson, who chose to resign after he was suspended without pay. Peterson’s decision was made after investigators reviewed surveillance footage of the Parkland shooting.

I am devastated,” Israel said. “Sick to my stomach. He never went in.”

According to Israel, Peterson remained outside Building 12 for about four minutes. The shooting lasted about six minutes, he said. When the shooting began the deputy was inside the school handling a matter with a female student.

A review of surveillance video showed that the deputy was in position and armed but never entered the building. He remained stationed outside the building while the shooting went on.

Israel said Peterson should have “Went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.”

The armed school resource officer at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School responded to the shooting BUT NEVER WENT IN for “upward or 4 minutes” while the gunmen killed people, said Sheriff Scott Israel.— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) February 22, 2018

“Never went in” Sheriff said. Officer “clearly” could hear gunfire

Sheriff: “Devastated.Sick to my stomach. There are no words.These families lost their children. We lost coaches. I’ve been to the funerals. I’ve been to the homes where they sit in shiva. I’ve been to the vigils”— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) February 22, 2018

Sheriff Scott Israel said Officer Scott Peterson failed by waiting outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS building for about 4 of 6 minutes while Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people

What should Peterson have done

Israel: “Went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer” pic.twitter.com/GxIMS1sPxf— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) February 22, 2018

As noted above, school resource officer Scott Peterson quit when an investigation was opened up into his conduct. Sheriff Israel said video and witnesses show that Peterson was outside the SE corner of the building and "clearly" could her gunshots.

Could he hear the screams?— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) February 22, 2018

Peterson has now resigned in light of this development. 

Incompetence at every level of this guy’s department but CNN got their show trial to take it out on people who had zero to do with it.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 23, 2018



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: coward; donutwatch; florida; lawenforcement; shooting
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1 posted on 02/22/2018 7:48:44 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Sheriff Israel is the problem. He must resign, along with the Broward Superintendent Trump needs to say it. Tonight.


2 posted on 02/22/2018 7:51:20 PM PST by montag813
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To: Kaslin

SO basically he is an armed crime scene reporter.


3 posted on 02/22/2018 7:52:11 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where is your bothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Kaslin

But he went home safe to his family that night. Unlike 17 kids.


4 posted on 02/22/2018 7:53:08 PM PST by BipolarBob (At one time I held the world record as the worlds youngest person on the planet.)
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To: Kaslin

Sounds like he was a R.O.A.D. police officer: Retired On Active Duty.

The main occupation is to collect the paycheck and benefits, and do no work.

Gunshots inside the school means the maximum amount of work, and that is to be avoided.


5 posted on 02/22/2018 7:53:49 PM PST by Gigantor (Either the United States respects its Constitution, or there is no need for a United States.)
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To: Kaslin

Related...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=never%20went


6 posted on 02/22/2018 7:55:05 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (MAGA!!!)
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To: Kaslin

An unarmed 15 y.o. boy did what an armed adult officer could not...?

Yes.


7 posted on 02/22/2018 7:55:31 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Kaslin

But it’s a gun free zone!

Of course he should have run inside. Now, if a cop refused to go into a restaurant during a robbery because he was told before that they would not allow him in because he had a gun, well, then that would be interesting.


8 posted on 02/22/2018 7:55:41 PM PST by Mark (Celebrities... is there anything they do not know? -Homer Simpson)
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To: Kaslin

Cops =

crime historians


9 posted on 02/22/2018 7:56:13 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Kaslin

non-resource.


10 posted on 02/22/2018 7:56:56 PM PST by Paladin2
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The training now for all active shooting situations is “engage immediately / don’t wait for backup” because the shooter will keep killing until he’s killed or out of bullets.

The police had been called 28 times on the psycho kid. Why no charges? Why no interdiction because he was obviously a nut?

Government dropped the ball.

Now they want more unarmed people so we’ll have more victims.


11 posted on 02/22/2018 7:57:21 PM PST by TigerClaws
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To: Kaslin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3633007/posts?page=13#13

I asked that question .....


12 posted on 02/22/2018 7:57:34 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: montag813

Given the BoE RoE on problem students, they all need to be incarcerated for malfeasance.


13 posted on 02/22/2018 7:59:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

That guy should go home, get on his knees, and put a katana through his gut.


14 posted on 02/22/2018 8:01:02 PM PST by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
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To: montag813

Yeah, if he says he’s sick to his stomach, it’s probably because he bears some culpability.
The SRO sounds like a cushy position where the guy thought he was on cruise control leading up to retirement.


15 posted on 02/22/2018 8:04:29 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: Kaslin

Give the coward his pension and then put him on trial for dereliction of duty and, if convicted, hang him high.


16 posted on 02/22/2018 8:10:57 PM PST by WMarshal (Molon Labe!)
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To: Kaslin

He is a coward. He cost17 lives. What is his name?


17 posted on 02/22/2018 8:12:06 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJTwe hav)
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To: montag813

CNN is the problem as well as the sheriff. Did they know about the inaction by the deputy when they staged the show trial of Marco and Dana? If they did know, they are scum!!!


18 posted on 02/22/2018 8:17:55 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Kaslin
Open borders, sanctuary cities/states, carte blanche for Antifa/BLM, a totally politicized, militarized, trigger-happy police force, a totally lawless FBI/ Deep State backed by corrupt, Leftist “Judges” – and they want us to give up our AR-15’s/Semi-Autos.

No. Not now, not ever. This country is disintegrating by the hour. Look to your own.

19 posted on 02/22/2018 8:18:02 PM PST by TTFlyer
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To: The_Media_never_lie

“Show Trial”

Well put!

Fake Tapper is such a clown.


20 posted on 02/22/2018 8:21:53 PM PST by Conserv
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