Sunday, February 25, 2018

Four Broward County Sheriff Deputies Including Scot Peterson Alegedly Failed To Enter School While Nikolas Cruz Slaughtered 17 Victims

Cowards or just avoiding a death wish? 

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

February 25, 2018

Parkland, Florida - At least four Broward County Sheriff deputies including Scot Ralph Peterson, 54, the School Resource Officer (SRO) decided not to enter the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland while Nikolas Jacob Cruz, 19, slaughtered 17 unarmed victims, according to Coral Springs police officers who arrived at scene.
Peterson was behind a concrete pillar with handgun drawn for 4 minutes as Cruz continued to kill students and staff for at least 6 minutes before escaping from the scene. Also, three other deputies were spotted behind their squads with handguns drawn by Coral Springs police officers who were just arriving at the crime scene.
The Coral Springs Police Department in a press release indicated it has not officially released any information concerning the actions of Broward deputies at the scene nor did it denied that three deputies were seen behind their squad vehicles with drawn weapons as Coral Springs police officers arrived at the scene, but confirmed that it has an ongoing investigation.
Peterson was suspended without pay while the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) conducted an internal investigation, but he immediately resigned and than decided to retire from the BCSO after it was clear that he could face termination, according to the BCSO. The BCSO has confirmed that no official findings have been released concerning reports that three BCSO deputies had also failed to go into the school as Cruz killed victims. 
Peterson was spotted with a drawn weapon behind a concrete pillar by students and video at the crime scene showed that Peterson took cover behind the pillar for at least four minutes of the six minutes it took Cruz to commit mass murder. 17 victims died on February 14th and 16 injured victims survived, according to the BCSO.
On Friday, President Donald Trump during remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) says that he wants to improve schools security and "it's time to make our schools a much harder target for attackers, we don't want them in our schools, we don't want them. When we declared our schools to be gun free zones, it just puts our students in far more danger, far more danger." Trump says that he also wants teachers with military and law enforcement training to have conceal carry permits, which could be a major deterrent because killers are inherently cowards, if Cruz would known that people would be shooting back at him, he wouldn't have gone there, but gun free zones sends a message that a killer will not face anyone from shooting back.
According to Trump, the school had one guard and he didn't turn out to be any good and identified Peterson as the deputy who didn't go into the school to stop Cruz.

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