New Report Reveals Three Other Deputies Waited Outside Florida School While Students Were Shot To Death
Earlier this week it was reported that Resource Officer Scot Peterson failed to enter Stoneman Douglas High School to help as a shooter opened fire on February 14 and killed 17 people.
On Friday, The Sun-Sentinel reported that the Broward County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating allegations that three of their deputies also refused to enter the school while the shooting was happening.
According to the report, Coral police officers said that the three deputies remained behind their cars with their weapons drawn instead of going into the building when they were supposed to.
Sheriff Scott Israel spoke about the investigation and said his office will be cooperating with the police department.
“If our investigation shows that our deputies made no mistakes or did things right, or it’s not corroborated, there will be no issue,” he said. “If we find out, as we did with Peterson, that our deputies made mistakes and didn’t go in, I’ll handle it like I always have. I’ll handle any violations of policy or procedures or whatever accordingly.”
The CNN video below shares details about the accusations: