Thursday, 24 May, 2018

Deputy who failed to confront Parkland school shooter getting pension

Parkland school resource officer gets monthly pension of $8,702 Broward County Public Schools via CNN Former school resource officer Scot Peterson
Sammy Stanley | 16 May, 2018, 22:28

Then-Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Scot Peterson (right), who was assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the February 14, 2018 shooting, is seen in this still image captured from the school surveillance video.

Peterson resigned and retired on February 22, a week after the school shooting, rather than face disciplinary action and/or termination.

The confused ex-cop later said he believed the gunshots were occurring outside the school. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel publicly criticized the deputy, saying that he should have gone inside and confronted the gunman, and even President Donald Trump weighed in to call Peterson a coward.

His last posting was as the high school's school resource officer.

Shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz has been jailed since the shooting.

Andrew Pollack, a parent who lost his daughter in the shooting, has said that he will be suing the sheriff's department, and Peterson in particular, for inaction during the massacre.

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Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter, Jaime, tweeted that Peterson's pension "infuriates" him in "ways people can not comprehend". He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered!

Fred Guttenburg, whose daughter, Jaime, was killed at the school, tweeted his disgust with the news, saying, "This infuriates me in ways people can not comprehend". "My daughter would still be alive if this person did his job".

Florida law allows for the forfeiture of pension benefits based on a conviction for certain offenses, Erin Rock, secretary for the Department of Management Services, wrote in a letter to Broward State Attorney Michael Satz and Sheriff Israel.

Peterson maintains that he did nothing wrong by remaining outside the school during the deadly shooting.

The former deputy received his first monthly check of $8,702.35 in April, she said.

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