Sheriff: Armed Deputy Stayed Outside, Never Entered School During Shooting


Many asking where was the School Resource Officer. Now we know. Broward County Sheriff Israel stated at a press conference that the Deputy stayed outside during the massacre. He has since resigned....



FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has announced that the school resource deputy for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has resigned amid an internal investigation.

Israel made the announcement during a news conference Thursday afternoon.

According to Israel, Deputy Scot Peterson was on campus at the time of the shooting that killed 17 people.

However, Israel said video showed the deputy arriving at the west side of the building where the shooting took place. Peterson then took up a position but “never went in.”

The sheriff said the revelation made him “devastated, sick to my stomach.”


Watch the video report from ABC 7