This is heart-wrenching. It turns out the armed sheriff’s deputy who was at the Parkland school and should have faced the shooter resigned. He admits he didn’t do anything about it.
BREAKING: Sheriff: Deputy on duty at school where 17 were killed never went inside to engage shooter and has now resigned.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 22, 2018
A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced during a Thursday news conference that Deputy Scot Peterson resigned after being suspended without pay.
Israel said he made the decision after reviewing video surveillance and interviewing witnesses, including the deputy himself. The sheriff says Peterson responded to the building where the shooting took place, took up a position outside a door and never went in.
When asked what Peterson should have done, Israel said the deputy should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer.”
Authorities say 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14.
Imagine being a parent of a kid who died, and you just found out this asshole just stood there and did nothing while your kid was slaughtered.
And, to make it even worse, liberals are going to take this example to show that it doesn’t matter even if you have a “good guy” there with a gun. Of course, maybe they should see how people need to arm themselves when police act as cowardly as this guy did….
UPDATE: Some Mexican (probably illegal) miswrote that it was the sheriff who resigned – it was the deputy, and we have fixed this error and flogged him appropriately. Arriba!!